NASA releases new promo…and we’re excited!

NASA’s latest video “We are going to the Moon” gets our team at METECS really excited. We are honored and privileged everyday to be an integral part of what goes on behind the scenes. METECS is helping to develop system architectures for Gateway, backup flight software for Orion, autonomous logistics and robotics capabilities, vehicle simulations, and integration & test infrastructures for both Orion and Gateway. As NASA continues to move forward, so do we. Let’s do it!
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Check out the video by clicking the link below!

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METECS partners with Tulsa Air and Space Museum on a New Exhibit and VR experience.

METECS was honored to attend the 50th anniversary Apollo Mission’s celebration featuring astronauts Tom Stafford and Harrison Schmitt, with a keynote address from NASA’s Jim Bridenstine. This event, produced by the Tulsa Air & Space Museum, was a special time of celebration and new announcements.

METECS, based in Houston, has worked with NASA JSC for over 16 years on numerous initiatives including the Shuttle, ISS and Orion projects. We are proud of our longstanding NASA partnership and look forward to partnering with the Tulsa Air and Space Museum on a brand-new exhibit featuring the heroic mission of the Tulsamerican B-24 bomber. The crew and specially named aircraft made its last flight during the Battle of the Bulge on December 1944. METECS is honored to help tell this story through a physical installation along with a Virtual Reality Experience. The exhibit will be open to the public by the end of 2019.

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TS21 Award Ceremony recognizing METECS employees Angela Reeves & Thomas Brain.

Congratulations on the completion of the TS21 Project!  The TS21 project involved building a simulation of all major ISS systems that is used to train Astronauts in the Space Station Training Facility (SSTF) along with ISS Flights Controllers, Payload Operators, Commercial Partners, and International Partners.  METECS was heavily involved with the software architecture decisions, requirements definition, model creation, and software integration throughout the entire TS21 project.  TS21 uses software packages including mREST, Pong, and MBDyn.  METECS made significant contributions to the project with its role in the Systems Engineering, Flight Software, Graphics, Dynamics, Robotics, Infrastructure, and Mechanisms teams.
During a TS21 Award Ceremony on May 9th, 9 METECS employees were recognized with a TS21 Group Achievement Award from the Flight Operations Division (FOD).  Also, Thomas Brain and Angela Reeves were each recognized individually in this ceremony for their “outstanding achievement in leading the definition, testing, and deployment of the Training Systems for the 21st Century Project”.  In addition to that, TS21 is the recipient of the JSC Exceptional Software Award for 2019 in the category of “Flight and Flight Support”.  TS21 was also chosen to represent JSC in the 2019 NASA Software of the Year competition.
Although the TS21 project is technically complete, METECS is still working on TS21 software sustaining and integrating the dual-arm Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) robot model they helped build into the simulation.
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METECS IS HIRING

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METECS PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR NASA’S ORION ASCENT ABORT (AA-2 ) PROJECT

METECS is proud to provide modeling and simulation support and test automation framework support to the Orion Ascent Abort 2 (AA-2) project. “NASA is targeting June 12 as the launch date for Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 test, a critical milestone for human missions to the Moon! The test will show Orion’s Launch Abort System can carry a crew to safety in case of an emergency during launch.” – Orion Spacecraft

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Welcome Aboard Jake!

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POSTER PRESENTATION AT NASA’S 2019 HUMAN RESEARCH PROGRAM INVESTIGATORS’ WORKSHOP

METECS Senior Systems Engineer, Ken Huffman, recently presented a poster at NASA’s 2019 Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop.  The poster was titled “Improvement of Scaling and Inverse Kinematic Results with Additional Upper Body Joints added to OpenSim Rajagopal Model”.  The presentation was well received and documents METECS’ developed improvements to the open-source OpenSim biomechanics community.

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WELCOME ABOARD BEAU

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