NASA Space Technology Achievements in 2015

Credit: NASA
Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) checked off a number of key accomplishments in 2015. These advancements pushed the technological envelope, not only for use near Earth, but also to support future deep-space exploration missions.

“In 2015 we have made significant progress with several of our larger technology demonstration initiatives,” explains Steve Jurczyk, NASA associate administrator for STMD.


Wyle to Play Key Role in New FAA Commercial Space Transportation Center


Wyle is part of an academic-industry team that has been selected to support a new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation.

The center is a partnership of academia, industry, and government, developed for the purpose of creating a world-class consortium that will address current and future challenges for commercial space transportation.


Wyle Hires Ex-NASA Astronaut Parazynski to Oversee Antarctic Research


A former astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle flights has been named a director of business development for Wyle’s Integrated Science and Engineering Group based in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Scott Parazynski joins Wyle to assist in the company’s continued growth and diversification providing integrated science, engineering, and human health and performance services to the Federal Government. He will also assume the role of medical director for Wyle’s Antarctic operations including support of the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. Wyle is competing for this program as a team member of Antarctic Research Support (ARS), a joint venture between CSC and EG&G.


Wyle Providing Medical Services for Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights

Wyle group to expand Bay Area operations
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Wyle Industries’ Integrated Science and Engineering Group, based here in the Bay Area, employs scientists, engineers, physicians and Mission Control operators who team up to oversee every aspect of technologies that help astronauts stay healthy while they’re in outer space, said Vernon McDonald, vice president for business development.