Two years later, we're well on our way to turning the vision into reality,'' NASA
said in a statement marking the anniversary of the president's announcement.
In the bad old days, this crowd got together mostly to bitch about NASA
and its evil stepchildren, Lockheed and Boeing.
A resident of Rosamond, Sokolik joined NASA
in August 1987 when the ER-2 aircraft were based at NASA
's Ames Research Center near San Jose.
Through the NASA
Glenn Garrett Morgan Commercialization Initiative (www.
As the conference progressed, technology developers from NASA
and the DoD began to sound more and more alike.
In order to do the preparatory test drilling and excavating on Earth, NASA
needs simulated extraterrestrial environments, known as lunar simulants, to determine if a drill can operate under such conditions.
The steel caster proposed to NASA
that it could cast entirely new sets of shoes at a similar price as refurbishing.
Since the release of the CAIB report in August, NASA
leadership says it was inundated with suggestions and advice on how to guide NASA
through the cultural changes indicated in the board's findings.
Last week, NASA
announced it might not be ready to test-fly the shuttle until next summer because it didn't know when it could meet one of the board's key recommendations--having an in-flight repair kit to patch large holes in the shuttle surface.
hopes to send a piloted spacecraft to Mars as early as 2011 (the round-trip would take almost two years and cost about $20 billion).
intends to launch Cassini on October 6 on top of a Lockheed Martin Titan IV rocket.
Twenty-four years earlier, President Nixon and his NASA
administrator James Fletcher had convened in an almost identical ceremony a few miles south in San Clemente.