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Technology Demonstration Missions (TDM)
- Todd Ely
- Nathan Barnes
- Ian Clark
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Rumble (Nov. 25, 2014) Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are studying 'Rimicaris hybisae', a species of shrimp found at the world's most extreme deep sea volcanic vents, to get clues about what life could be ... watch video
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NASA (Mar. 13, 2015) NASA EDGE joins the ELaNa X Teams as their CubeSats deploy less than two hours after a successful ride into space. Dr. Charles Norton (NASA JPL) and Scott Higginbotham (NASA Kennedy) share the ... watch video
NASA (Mar. 6, 2014) NASA EDGE talks Space Communication and Navigation while covering the TDRS-L Launch atop the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA Kennedy Space Center.
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