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NASA said the new technology developed in the Space Technology Mission Directorate will benefit aerospace and government industries in the U.S.

NASA has created a new program that will enable greater development in space technology for the future called the Space Technology Mission Directorate.

The Space Technology Mission Directorate aims to develop new, advanced technologies for both current and future NASA missions. NASA Associate Administrator Michael Gazarik will lead the new program.

"A robust technology development program is vital to reaching new heights in space -- and sending American astronauts to new destinations like an asteroid and Mars," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "A top priority of NASA is to invest in cross-cutting, transformational technologies. We focus on collaboration with industry and academia that advances our nation's space exploration and science goals while maintaining America's competitive edge in the new innovation economy."


The Space Technology Mission Directorate is expected to take a portfolio type of approach that will cover many discipline areas and levels of technology. The research and development will take place in NASA centers, industry, academia and government/international offices.

NASA said the new technology developed in the Space Technology Mission Directorate will benefit aerospace and government industries in the U.S., and will "address national needs."

Source: NASA



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The public needs to know!
By wuZheng on 2/26/2013 12:08:58 AM , Rating: 2
I think its high time that the U.S. government stop hiding the truth and unveil to the public the existence of the Stargate program!




RE: The public needs to know!
By kypd275 on 2/26/2013 12:11:54 AM , Rating: 4
I'll settle for MGM bringing back to franchise :(


RE: The public needs to know!
By stirfry213 on 2/26/2013 9:49:26 AM , Rating: 2
Amen brother! With the absolute lack of anything good to watch on TV, scifi wise, I'd take a continuation of any of the series.


RE: The public needs to know!
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 9:58:23 AM , Rating: 2
That's because people don't know good scifi when it smacks them in the head. Firefly anyone?

Also our society is so cynical now. The sincerity of the efforts put into those classic shows we love doesn't appear to be coming back. The wonderment and adventure of science fiction has given way to whore-of-the-week style reality trash, over-consumerism, and cookie cutter sitcoms.

Re-runs are your best bet. If they rebooted a series like SG-1, it would just be tainted by this creative black-hole that poisons everything made today. Oh wait, never mind, they already did that. It was called Stargate Universe, and it sucked monkey balls!! They turned Stargate into a goddamn vapid space soap opera.


RE: The public needs to know!
By Manch on 2/26/2013 10:16:46 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah, there was sooo much potential for that show, and it only took a couple episodes to turn it into Melrose Space.


RE: The public needs to know!
By kattanna on 2/26/2013 10:46:31 AM , Rating: 2
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The sincerity of the efforts put into those classic shows we love doesn't appear to be coming back. The wonderment and adventure of science fiction has given way to whore-of-the-week style reality trash, over-consumerism, and cookie cutter sitcoms.


the reason for that is pure $$$

even shows that are highly rated and making money are being cut in favor of "reality" TV because it simply costs soo much less to make, so the people at the top actually end up making more. note i said the people at the top. the grunts are low paid and work in "sweat shop" like environments.

when you make a scripted show, you need sound stages..and that means unions who are very expensive to deal with.

with the "reality" tv you might only need a couple camera people and a small, non union, support crew for production, then a small post production staff.. which cuts costs DRAMATICALLY.


RE: The public needs to know!
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 11:11:58 AM , Rating: 2
Oh I don't disagree. I just think our society has more to do with it.

A friend of mine who thinks the Big Bang Theory is the greatest thing since sliced bread finally, after many attempts, got me to concede and watch a few episodes.

Never before in my life have I been so convinced of the utter stupidity of the masses. And that our culture is in a downward spiral.


RE: The public needs to know!
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 10:36:15 AM , Rating: 2
Oh and yeah, TV sucks. Netflix is like a gold mine for a scifi buff. With the one glaring omission being Babylon 5. Seriously I hope they secure the rights to it one day soon.


RE: The public needs to know!
By FITCamaro on 2/26/2013 12:25:27 PM , Rating: 2
I own Babylon 5 on DVD ;)


RE: The public needs to know!
By kattanna on 2/27/2013 12:37:32 PM , Rating: 2
as do i..but man.. what I wouldnt give to see it get a blue ray update


RE: The public needs to know!
By FITCamaro on 2/27/2013 2:12:49 PM , Rating: 2
Lol. I think they'd have to completely redo the graphics for that. That early-90s CGI probably wouldn't translate well to Blu-ray. But yeah I'd be down for that too.


RE: The public needs to know!
By DrApop on 2/26/2013 10:48:02 AM , Rating: 2
Oh come on! Get with the program. Sci-fi is so out of fashion these days. If you aren't watching Snooki, Wife Swap, or Buckwild, you are just a nobody.

Seriously, TV sucks these days. No wonder interest in NASA, technology, discovery, innovation, and vision are going down the tube.

Kudos to NASA for continuing the move ahead in the face of much opposition.


RE: The public needs to know!
By FITCamaro on 2/26/2013 12:26:23 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty much. Besides why work harder when the government gives you everything. And if you try to better your situation, you end up making the same or less after you start losing those benefits.


RE: The public needs to know!
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 8:48:17 AM , Rating: 2
"We tried that!!! And Kurt Russel was raped by CHRISTMAS CRITTERS!!!!"


"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home

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