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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). A private organization of scientists active in space exploration since its earliest days. Key organization in America’s early thrust into space. ” Ames Research Center (ARC). Originally one of NASA’s aeronautics centers, now specializing in nanotechnology, information technology, fundamental space biology, astrobiology, biotechnology, thermal protection systems, and human factors research. Located at Moffett Field, California, Ames was created by Congress on August 9, 1939, as World War II began, as a second National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory for urgent research in aircraft structures.

C. Roberts Jr. and R. C. , “Arcas Rocketsonde System Development,” September 3, 1959; GSFC, Encyclopedia: Satellites and Sounding Rockets, p. 321. ARES. Advanced Rover Engineering and Science Tool. The software scientists and engineers used to “drive” the Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs). Ares (pronounced air-eez or ah-rays). Name for the next generation of launch vehicles that will return humans to the Moon, announced officially on June 30, 2006. It includes a crew launch vehicle, referred to as Ares I, and a cargo launch vehicle, which will be called Ares V.

Of or pertaining to the Earth’s atmosphere and the space beyond it. ) The realm combining the Earth’s atmosphere and space. ETYMOLOGY / FIRST USE . S. ” This was the beginning of a campaign to add a new word and concept to the language, making air and space one environment. The hyphenated word aero-space first appeared in print in February 1958 in the title of a small glossary entitled Interim Glossary: Aero-Space Terms, edited by Woodward Agee Heflin and published by the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

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