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News Archive / Tagged: Glenn Research Center

  • NASA Glenn to oversee construction of Universal Stage Adapter for SLS

    Michael ColeAugust 28th, 2016

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Officials at NASA's Glenn Research Center announced last week their plan to oversee the construction of the Universal Stage Adapter (USA), an important component of the Space Launch System (SLS). The USA's primary function will be to connect the Orion crewed spacecraft to the SLS launch vehicle.

  • Orion Service Module getting world’s hardest shake-up at NASA’s Plum Brook Station

    Michael ColeJuly 21st, 2016

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — NASA's Orion service module is getting a serious shake-up, thanks to the engineers and technicians at NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The service module is currently undergoing a series of vibration tests atop the facility's new vibration table.

  • NASA awards grant to Arkansas company to develop silicon-carbide circuit technology

    Michael ColeJuly 9th, 2016

    GLENN RESEARCH CENTER, Ohio — NASA awarded a grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. for the fabrication process of special circuits that could survive for thousands of hours in extremely high-temperature conditions, such as those that exist on the surface of Venus.

  • Suni Williams details Commercial Crew Program progress during visit to NASA’s Plum Brook Station

    Michael ColeJune 20th, 2016

    NASA Commercial Crew Astronaut Suni Williams was the special guest speaker last week at an Open House Event held at NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Plum Brook Station is the sister facility of the NASA Glenn Research Center in nearby Cleveland. During her visit, Williams provided an update on NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

  • NASA officials, astronauts outline NASA’s crewed Mars efforts at NASA Glenn event

    Michael ColeMay 30th, 2016

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Visitors from large and small technology-based businesses and organizations were treated to a first-hand update on NASA's effort to put humans on Mars during NASA Glenn Technology Day at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, last Tuesday.

  • Students’ Moon rover replica arrives at Armstrong Air & Space Museum

    Michael ColeMay 8th, 2016

    WAPAKONETA, Ohio — A group of engineering students from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, arrived last week at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. While lots of people their age spend time with their heads under the hoods of hot rods, hoping to become fast and furious, this group drove up to the front door of the museum, at the dizzying speed of 10 miles per hour, in an Apollo Lunar Rover – a replica they built themselves.

  • NASA Glenn dedicates display of historic Shuttle-Centaur booster

    Michael ColeMay 8th, 2016

    GLENN RESEARCH CENTER, Ohio — A historic piece of NASA space hardware officially came home to the agency's Glenn Research Center on Friday, May 6, where a special ceremony was held to dedicate their newly completed Shuttle/Centaur G-Prime Upper Stage Rocket display.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne’s $67M contract with NASA set to develop new SEP system

    Michael ColeApril 30th, 2016

    NASA announced last week their selection of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., of Redmond, Washington, to develop a newly advanced electric propulsion system. The new system is the next step in NASA's Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) project, which is developing new technologies to expand the range and capabilities of future science and exploration missions.

  • Keeping fit in space a real workout for NASA human research teams

    Michael ColeApril 24th, 2016

    British astronaut Tim Peake will be joining other runners of the 2016 London Marathon when he runs it from 250 miles (402 km) high on the International Space Station (ISS). Peake trained for the marathon for months on Earth as he prepared for ISS Expeditions 46/47, and he has continued to train in space since his arrival at the station Dec. 15 of last year.

  • Former astronaut Janet Kavandi named new director of NASA Glenn

    Michael ColeMarch 15th, 2016

    Former astronaut Janet Kavandi has been named the new Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio; her appointment was announced on Monday, March 14. Kavandi was currently serving as the center's deputy director, a post she was named to in February of 2015.

  • NASA scores successful Orion solar array deployment test

    Michael ColeMarch 1st, 2016

    NASA took another important step in testing the Orion crewed spacecraft yesterday with the successful completion of a solar array deployment test inside the Space Power Facility (SPF) at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

  • NASA Glenn welcomes Orion’s European powerhouse for testing

    Michael ColeDecember 2nd, 2015

    NASA observed an important milestone in the Orion crewed space program on Monday, Nov. 30. During an event held inside the test bays of NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio, the agency marked the arrival of a structural test model of Orion's European Service Module (ESM).

  • Orion’s European Service Module arrives at NASA’s Glenn Research Center

    Michael ColeNovember 11th, 2015

    The Orion spacecraft's European-built Service Module arrived at NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio, today, where it will begin a long battery of tests in Plum Brook's giant Space Power Facility. The testing is in preparation for Orion's first unmanned test flight atop NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

  • NASA Glenn inducts first class into its Hall of Fame

    Michael ColeSeptember 28th, 2015

    The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, inducted the first honorees to its new Hall of Fame on Friday. The center founded the new Hall of Fame to recognize those in its history who built exemplary careers, made significant contributions to NASA Glenn's success, and exerted a far-reaching influence on the direction and mission of the center.

  • NASA team designing sub to explore Titan’s seas

    Michael ColeSeptember 5th, 2015

    An engineering team at NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is designing one of the most unusual vehicles in NASA's history – a submarine to explore Saturn's moon Titan.