The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) today announced that more than 130 astronaut and cosmonaut delegates from across the planet will gather in Houston, Texas, for its XXXII Planetary Congress from October 14-18. The week-long Congress, which rotates to a different nation every year, returns to the U.S. for only the fourth time since 1985.
The Apollo 50th Gala and After-Party an Epic Celebration of the Launch of Apollo 11 from Florida’s Space Coast on July 16, 1969
More than 500 guests from across the globe gathered with space legends and celebrities at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) on July 16 for the iconic Apollo 50th Gala and After-Party presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). The sold-out, star-studded event honored the 400,000 men and women who made the historic Apollo 11 mission one of the great accomplishments of mankind.
Officials with Norsk Titanium (Norsk) announce today a contract award from Airbus for the Qualification and Serial Production of the first parts to be manufactured utilizing wire-based Direct Energy Deposition (DED) additive manufacturing technology.
Officials with the University of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), Norsk Titanium (Norsk), Pratt & Whitney and TURBOCAM International announce the continuation of testing of an additively manufactured integrally bladed rotor (IBR). Building on initial testing completed in 2018, this next phase of testing examines the dynamic properties of the IBR. Manufactured using Norsk’s revolutionary Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process, the IBR was inspected to the same quality specifications used in Pratt & Whitney’s current turbomachinery components.
Norsk Titanium (Norsk) announces a Memorandum of Understanding with Safran Landing Systems to demonstrate the technology readiness and maturity of Norsk’s additive manufacturing process in an actual titanium forging application.
Building upon the collaboration announced at Farnborough in July 2018, Norsk Titanium (Norsk) has successfully printed QuesTek’s custom titanium wire in support of initial material properties testing.
Officials with Norsk Titanium (Norsk) announced today the company has designed and is currently building a larger-scale Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) machine. This new machine enables manufacturing of larger, more complex aircraft and engine components, at faster print speeds. The new RPD™ machine, the G-IVL, will use the same advanced RPD™ technology of Norsk’s current additive manufacturing process.
Officials of Norsk Titanium (Norsk), the global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components announce the successful completion of the latest phase of Boeing’s rigorous Material Allowables Program, which characterizes the Additive Manufactured Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) Process. This significant milestone, and the completion of all pre-production requirements, enables select structural titanium parts to begin long-term production upon completion of contractual terms.
Officials with the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced Cisco Systems, Inc. has signed on as the platinum sponsor of the Apollo 50th Gala. The event, which takes place July 16 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will gather space legends, celebrities and enthusiasts from around the world, to celebrate the historic milestone while raising funds to support STEAM-based educational programs of the AFF and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Eight teams of student innovators from around the world received top honors at the 2019 Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit, held April 23-26 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Summit was the final competition round for the 2018-19 Conrad Challenge, an annual event that unleashes the potential of students to use their innovative and entrepreneurial skills to create solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges.
ShareSpace Education, a key organization within the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF), will host an assembly focusing on the Giant Mars Map™ at St. Bernard’s Catholic School in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, April 25, for 3rd to 8th grade students. Donated to 50 schools around the country earlier this year, the Giant Mars Map™ package promotes STEAM education and prepare the next generation of explorers.
The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced its ShareSpace Foundation (SSF) is launching a Giant Moon Map™ program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. An expansion of the foundation’s highly successful Giant Mars Map™, the Giant Moon Map™ sparks creativity in students while they learn STEAM concepts and celebrate one of humankind’s greatest achievements.
Northrop Grumman Sponsors Apollo 50th Anniversary Gala, celebrating the accomplishments of Apollo and benefiting STEAM education
Officials with the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced one of the most significant contributors to the historic Moon landings, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has signed on as the title (Diamond) sponsor of the Apollo 50th Gala.
In its first U.S.-based education partnership, International Space University has joined with the Center for Space Entrepreneurship at Florida Tech to launch an innovative graduate certificate program that will help prepare students and industry professionals for success in the rapidly evolving commercial space industry.
The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced its ShareSpace Foundation has donated 60 Giant Mars Map™ packages to schools throughout the U.S. and two other countries to promote STEAM education and prepare the next generation of explorers. The donation is collectively valued at $300,000.