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|NASA AMES COLLABORATES ON LUNAR RACE SIMULATION LEARNING SYSTEM|
|NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has signed an agreement to collaborate with VirtueArts, Inc., and VirtuePlay, Inc., both of Los Angeles, Calif., for engineering and real-time simulation training in a variety of applications, including a dynamic learning system that allows users to virtually race lunar buggies on the moon in 3D. |
The Lunar Racing Championship software simulates driving on the moon. It will be demonstrated to the public at the AIAA Space 2006 Conference & Exposition, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, Calif...
The preview opportunity will be held in the Exploration Center, the large white dome located at the main gate to NASA Ames.
"The technology used in this type of software can help advance future NASA exploration by providing realistic simulations of complex missions," said Dan Rasky, a senior scientist at NASA Ames. "Immersion racing on the moon is the introduction to being on the
|NASA AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TOOL WINS SOFTWARE OF THE YEAR AWARD|
|NASA software designed to help improve the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system has been recognized for its innovation and significant contributions to science and technology. |
The Future Air traffic management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), developed at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., was selected as NASA's 2006 Software of the Year. FACET is a flexible software tool that provides powerful simulation capabilities and can rapidly generate thousands of aircraft trajectories to
enable efficient planning of traffic flows at the national level.
"I'm absolutely thrilled that the Ames team has been honored with this prestigious award," said NASA Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden. "As a center, we have enjoyed tremendous success in previous NASA Software of the Year competitions; this award adds to our proud legacy and is a harbinger of great things to come for our center."