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26 Apr, 2011

Holy Outsourcing Batman!

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen

When the Space Shuttle retires as scheduled in June, NASA will be dependent on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Based on a recent $753 million contract NASA awarded to the Russian Federal Space Agency, these outsourced services cost U.S. taxpayers roughly $63 million per seat. It’s doubtless a hefty price tag, but NASA lacks U.S.-based

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Aerospace, nasa, Virgin Galactic, Soyuz, Milaero, Geek, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, ISS, Elon Musk, rad-hard, spacex, Mentor, Boeing, Russian Federal Space Agency, Space Shuttle, Mentor Graphics

28 Mar, 2011

NASA Budget Rollbacks

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The Obama administration has announced its 2012 budget request; and, if approved, it will reduce spending for NASA in the next fiscal year to $18.7 billion, the same amount the agency gained in 2010 and roughly $300 million less than NASA received in the 2011 budget request. “The times today are very difficult fiscally, and we’re going to live within a budget,” says NASA administrator … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, Barrack Obama, Obama, President, budget, Aerospace, Mil-Aero, International Space Station, Milaero, ISS, Military, Charles Bolden, nasa, Geek

20 May, 2010

J VanDomelen ESC is always the best place to see the latest and greatest in embedded electronics here in the states. When touring the ESC exhibit floor, I am always interested, and sometimes amazed, to see how much the form factors of printed circuit boards (PCBs), connectors, and myriad other components have shrunk, and this year was no different. AT, Baby AT, ATX, eATX, MicroTCA, AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, VME, … Read More

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