NASA-JAXA Joint Statement on Space Exploration



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.

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Lockheed Martin T-50A Test Pilot Reaches 100 hours

Lockheed Martin’s T-50A (TX-2) recently achieved a major milestone reaching the 100 flight mark in Greenville, South Carolina. The T-50A was also featured at the Dayton Air Show in June and most recently at the Joint Base Andrews Air Show Sept. 15-18. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Com)

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.

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Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth

Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth

FINDER system
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used their expertise at detecting faint signals in satellite data to develop a device capable of detecting human heartbeats underneath piles of rubble. The technology has been licensed by multiple companies, including R4 Inc. After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador in April of 2016, R4 president David Lewis Sr. brought the company’s FINDER system to look for trapped victims. Here, Lewis, right, shows local firefighters how to operate the system.
Credits: R4 Inc.
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.

 

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Cold War, Dien Bien Phu, The First Indochina War, 1946-1954

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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.


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Cold War, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962

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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.


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The Great War Illustrated, The Home Front. Seeing It Through: Arras and Passchendale

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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.


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Images of War, The Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great War, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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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.


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Allenby’s Gunners, Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaign’s 1916-1918

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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.


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