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September 19, 2008

Lockheed Martin To Build Orbiter For NASA'S MAVEN Mars Mission

Probe Will Be Based On MRO And Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin tells ANN the company is proud to have been selected by NASA to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) program. NASA's newest mission will analyze the upper atmosphere and past climate change on Mars.

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NASA Rolls Out eClips: 'A New Approach To Learning'

Online Educational Programs Available To Students Of All Ages

NASA is making available a free Web-based educational product to learners of all ages across the country. NASA eClips consists of more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments, which are available on-demand via the Internet for the 2008-2009 school year.

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Aero-TV Offers A Close Look At The Martin 'Jetpack'

5,000 People Witness First Public Flight Of Unique Vertical Lift Device

The Martin JetPack caused quite a stir at Oshkosh 2008... though to be accurate, the device was anything BUT a 'Jetpack.' Still... it proved to be a huge draw in an arena where there are no small number of things to attract one's attention. EAA officials report as many as 5,000 eager spectators were on hand for the Tuesday morning demo in AeroShell Square where the first public flight of the much-anticipated Martin Jetpack took place... and having been among that crowd ourselves, we think that number might even be slightly low.

NASA Says Johnson Space Center Will Reopen Monday

Mission Control Escaped Brunt Of Hurricane Ike

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is scheduled to reopen Monday, September 22, ending its closure related to Hurricane Ike.

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