From Middle School To Mars: Students Win National Competition To Design Spacecraft To Take Astronauts To The Red Planet

— Students Win Opportunity to Pitch Their Ideas to Panel of Space Experts

— All Part of New Lockheed Martin Initiative to Prepare Students for Space-related Careers

BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With NASA planning to send the first crew to Mars in the 2030s, today’s students will grow up to create the spacecraft and science to get them there. Middle school students in California and New Jersey have already begun, winning a national Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) video challenge competition to design the living quarters for astronauts’ six-month journey to the red planet. The challenge is part of the company’s Generation Beyond program, which has reached 1.5 million students with the goal of igniting their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Plaudits for Persephone

Plaudits for Persephone

by BigJules

Since the publication of Persephone in the UK on May 18 I’ve been giving talks and doing signings at various locales. It’s always a special pleasure to meet readers, old and new. And who could have predicted that on one book signing I’d meet a delightful young lady called Persephone! I’ve been chuffed with the response to this book.

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Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and the Soyuz and Cygnus Spaceships
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer speaks to Maryland students on June, 9 from the International Space Station.

Students at Leeds Elementary School in Elkton, Maryland, will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 9. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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New Poll: With First Mars Mission Approaching, Few Teachers Believe Students Interested In Subjects That Would Lead Them To Space Exploration Careers

 

– Overwhelming Majority See Space Exploration as Way to Reinvigorate Student Interest

– Lockheed Martin Unveils New Resources to Prepare Students for Space-related Careers

BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A strong future Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce is vital to sending humans to Mars, yet a new survey commissioned by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shows about a third of U.S. middle school and high school teachers (36 percent) see enthusiasm from their students about STEM learning. To help address these findings, today the company unveiled new resources as part of its Generation Beyond program, including a space-themed curriculum and new app that simulates what it’s like to explore the surface of Mars.

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First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility

NAGOYA, Japan, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated by MHI with technical assistance from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and oversight from the U.S. Government.

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Boeing to Showcase New Airplanes and Services at Paris Air Show

 

– 737 MAX 9 scheduled for flying display

– P-8A Poseidon, V-22, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and 787-10 Dreamliner on static display

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today confirmed that a 737 MAX 9 flight test airplane will participate in the flying display at the Paris Air Show, which runs June 19-25 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

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NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas

NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas

Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR
Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation.
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Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts.

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