Multiple drones took to the air at the same time above downtown Reno this week in a series of simulations testing emerging technology that someday will be used to manage hundreds of thousands of small unmanned commercial aircraft delivering packages, pizzas and medical supplies.
On February 15, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publicly announced the State of Nevada as an award recipient for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation.
Once celebrated as a rotating exhibit only to be off to the next great city, the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, is excited to announce the newest permanent exhibit to hit the space stage in northern Nevada. Nevada Space Center located in the museum, is a world-class experience for all ages teaching STEM-based content via a fusion of physical experiences, state-of- the-art video game technology and simulators, and actual NASA reconnaissance data. Now, the Nevada Space Center is included as part of admission at the National Automobile Museum offering even more value to the Museum’s already captivating experience.
Four autonomous unmanned aircraft flew simultaneously on pre-determined flight paths at the Reno-Stead Airport using software developed at the University of Nevada, Reno, in collaboration with the NASA Ames Research Center, in a milestone event that included 24 unmanned aircraft at six sites across the country last month.
NASA on Thursday split a multi-billion-dollar contract to resupply the International Space Station between three US firms: SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Nevada-based Sierra Nevada—a newcomer with reusable spacecraft.
Currently, there are not enough students following the path to a STEM career to meet the economy’s needs. As educators are scrambling to address the growing gap, a small group of local scientists, educators and community leaders turned to technology and grant funding, successfully bringing the first NASA-based Challenger Learning Center in the state to an unobtrusive brick building on campus at Sparks High School.
Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc. (DSSP) has won a new contract with NASA, its fourth with the national space agency and its first Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contract. This was the only NASA Phase II awarded in the state of Nevada in 2015.