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Get Yourself a Job at NASA

Posted June 19, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Working for this top federal government agency isn't just for astronauts. There are many jobs out there for many different education levels and skill sets. See what's out there, both on land and in outer space.


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Automated System Co-pilots a Simulated Boeing 737

Posted May 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

This robotic co-pilot is designed to function as a second pilot in a two-crew aircraft, enabling reduced crew operations while ensuring mission success. The automated flight capabilities were engineered by Aurora Flight Science.


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Boeing Cuts Engineers as Aircraft Sales Slow

Posted May 02, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Boeing has cut its Washington workforce by 9% to 70,640 employees over the past year as sales and revenue slow. The company's total headcount has shrunk 7.6% to 146,962 since March 2016.


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Mars Conditions Tested on Heat Shield Materials

Posted March 14, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

With X-ray imaging, 3D behavior at the microstructure level can be viewed as the sample materials are heated, stretched to the breaking point, and subjected to a mixture of different gases.


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Pu-238: Fuel for Deep Space Journeys

Posted February 10, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The U.S. space agency NASA is particular when it comes to the fuel used to power its longest space missions — only plutonium-238 will do, but it's in short supply. However, the agency has been working with the Department of Energy to produce more of the vital substance


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