|*** SEPTEMBER 2005 ***|
|NASA TO SHOW INTELLIGENT SPACE ROBOTS IN ACTION AT AMES 'MARSCAPE'|
|NASA will showcase two intelligent robots on Monday, October 3, in the outdoor 'Marscape' at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley. The two robots - 'K-9' and 'Gromit' - are smart enough to make decisions about how to achieve objectives on a planet or moon without detailed instructions from human beings. Researchers will also demonstrate 'mobile agent' software that may someday help robots and human beings on Earth, the moon and Mars communicate with each another...|
|NASA AMES TO HOST SALLY RIDE SCIENCE FESTIVAL FOR GIRLS|
|Hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area girls, their parents and their teachers will join former NASA astronaut Sally Ride on a journey of scientific discovery in early October. |
The NASA Research Park at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley, will host the Sally Ride Science Festival. The educational event, designed for girls in grades 5-8, runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. PDT and features an inspirational talk by former astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space;
workshops given by female professionals in fields ranging from astrobiology to veterinary medicine; and an interactive street fair with experiments, food and music. Attendees are required to preregister for the event...
|NASA RESEARCH PARK TO HOST OPEN HOUSE, ROBOTICS LECTURE|
|NASA Research Park at Ames Research Center will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT, and a free public lecture co-sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University West at 7 p.m. PDT, featuring a renowned robotics expert. |
Dr. William "Red" Whittaker, a leader in the field of mobile robotics, will discuss "Racing for the Future," and his team's efforts to win the $2 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge racing prize on Oct. 8, 2005. Special guest Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, is scheduled to
|NASA AMES SUPPORTS HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS|
|Members of NASA Ames Research Center's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) are providing on-the-scene support to rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. |
The NASA Ames Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Moffett Field, Calif., has been activated and is coordinating with the NASA Headquarters EOC and with other EOCs throughout the agency supporting NASA's hurricane relief efforts. Robert J. Dolci, director of emergency services at NASA Ames, has been assigned to the NASA Headquarters EOC led by Bill Parsons.
NASA's Stennis Space Center near Gulfport, Miss., as well as the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans, La., both were hit hard by the hurricane. Approximately 3,500 NASA civil service and contractor employees work at the two facilities, in addition to some 4,600 employees of other federal agencies...