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SPIRE: Visions of the Beginning

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   The SPIRE instrument on the Herschel Space Observatory is providing a 12 billion-year glimpse back in time.

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Past Visionaries: von Braun and Project Orion

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   The years just prior to the founding of NASA were boon times for space visionaries.

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Academy Bookshelf: William Langewiesche’s Fly By Wire

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   When US Airways Flight 1549 suffered a dual engine failure moments after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, the pilot did a remarkable job. So did the aircraft, writes William Langewiesche.

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Message from the Academy Director: The Power of a Vision

  When you close your eyes and think of NASA, what comes to mind? Your answer, whatever it is, says a lot about the strength of NASA’s vision.

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This Month in NASA History: Deep Impact Launches

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   Five years ago Deep Impact launched to become the first mission to see beneath a comets surface.

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Academy Brief: “Essentials of Astronomy for Engineers”

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   “Essentials of Astronomy for Engineers” offers an overview of what we know about the universe, from the Big Bang to the evolution of galaxies and planets.

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Government Brief: OSTP Reviews Industrial Base Capability for Launch Vehicle Engines

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released an assessment of the capacity of the U.S. industrial base to develop and produce engines for space launch vehicles.

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Aviation Week Looks at Innovation and the Future of Aerospace

January 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 1   Is the aerospace industrys ability to innovate broken? Aviation Week investigated and found that there is a need for a new perspective on innovation.

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