NASA Awards Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle Studies Contract
NASA has awarded a contract worth approximately $622,000 to
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne directing the company to conduct
systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle
system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability.
Waleed Abdalati Returning To NASA From University Of
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Waleed Abdalati the
agency's chief scientist, effective Jan. 3. Abdalati
will serve as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator on
agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of
Talk About A Tough Act To Follow... Kurt Robinson Leads RHC Into The Future
Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), officially announced on August 10, 2010 that he has resigned as President and Chairman of the Board. We all knew the announcement was coming... but to those of us at ANN who have been privileged to call him a friend, we covered Frank Robinson's retirement announcement with bittersweet feelings. There is NO DOUBT that a large part of today's helicopter industry would simply not exist without the genius and inspiration of Frank Robinson, but we are pleased to see his legacy passed to such capable and proper hands -- his son Kurt Robinson.
Will Be "Rolled Back" To VAB For Further Fuel Tank
Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A in
Florida are moving ahead with plans for a tanking test for space
shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, which now will be no
earlier than Friday, Dec. 17, weather permitting.