January 26, 2018 (JST) NASA-JAXA Joint Statement on Space Exploration On January 24, 2018, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met to exchange their views on space exploration. The agencies signed a joint statement affirming their strong mutual interest in continued future cooperation in space exploration.
GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] test pilot Elliott “Hemo” Clemence reached a milestone logging 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.
Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth
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|An air-scrubber technology developed for space is also used widely on Earth. After the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball organization installed NASA-derived air purifiers in its locker room and gym, a study found that bacteria and fungus were virtually eliminated and air particle counts were dramatically reduced throughout the facilities.
Credits: U.S. Air Force
|NASTRAN, software developed to help NASA engineers perform structural analysis in the 1960s and released to the public in the 1970s, soon became a ubiquitous software tool in industry. Still popular today, it’s been used to help design everything from airplanes and cars to nuclear reactors and even roller coasters. Some of NASTRAN’s most recent, cutting-edge innovations are featured in an article in Spinoff 2018.
Credits: iStock/Anton Balazh
The 2018 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication, released Tuesday, features 49 technologies the agency helped create that are used in almost every facet of modern life. These include innovations that help find disaster survivors trapped under rubble, purify air and surfaces to stop the spread of germs, and test new materials for everything from airplanes to athletic shoes.
The publisher is achieving great success with this fascinating Cold War series and this volume covers the first Vietnam War lost by the French. The French lost a war they need not have lost and the US failed to learn the lessons – Very Highly Recommended.
The publisher is achieving great success with this fascinating Cold War series and this volume covers the critical period of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Soviets greatly underestimated the resolve of the US and its allies, consequently suffering a humiliating if bloodless defeat – Very Highly Recommended.
The publisher has produced a very large number of ‘centenary books’ to mark the hundred years since the Great War, with this series being an important and popular contribution. Within the series this new book is a worthy addition. The First World War was really the third global conflict, but the first to introduce total industrial carnage – Very Highly Recommended.
Yet another excellent addition to a very popular series that presents outstanding images of war. Unfairly dubbed ‘Rob All My Comrades’ by soldiers in the trenches, the RAMC introduced a very professional field medical service that saved huge numbers of lives from battle injuries and epidemics during WWI – Very Highly Recommended.
This Australian perspective has been well-researched and provides a view of highly successful desert campaigns during WWI. Descriptive text is supported by interesting and rare images through the body of the book – Most Highly Recommended.