The award winning NASA X program has added two new awards this year for outstanding science programs. The first is NASA X: Fixed Wing that highlights NASA's innovative new aircraft designs. The second is NASA X: NESC which highlights NASA's Engineering and Safety Center. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Communicator Awards honors work that transcends innovation and craft - work that made a lasting impact, providing an equal chance of winning to all entrants regardless of company or agency size and project budget. If your work moved people, we want to give it a chance to take home a Communicator. Read more...
Mike Bibbo and Kevin Krigsvold awarded a regional emmy for their NASA X program on "Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Transforming the Horizon" in the category of Informational/Instructional/Program or Special. The Emmy award honors excellence in television production in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year. To view the award-winning NASA X "Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Transforming the Horizon" program. Read more...
Mike was voted "NASA's Videographer Of The Year" for his work on NASA X by a panel of motion media professionals from NASA and national organizations. Videos were judged in two Videographer of the Year categories: documentation and production. They rated the three-minute entries on professional excellence, technical quality, originality, creativity within restrictions of the project, and applicability to NASA and its mission. Winners were announced April 8 at NASA's digital TV working group meeting held during the National Association of Broadcasters 2014 conference in Las Vegas. Visit NASA X
NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. NASA, with the help of the AMA Studios design team, is letting you determine its design. Read the article at CNN.com
AMA is part of the winning team for a NASA STEM Grant. The grant is a for two-year project designed to educate and inspire teachers, students and lifelong learners. The project will increase awareness of NASA activities, while encouraging students to pursue careers that are critical to U.S. economic growth and NASA's future missions. NASA´s Official News Release
NASA's latest television program, entitled NASA X, will feature the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrument (MEDLI) Suite on its next program. NASA X is produced by AMA in cooperation with NASA. This program can be seen on the web on NASA's portal at www.nasa.gov/nasax (as well as iTunes, hulu, zune, and many other sites). It is also broadcast on more than 450 TV stations around the country, and can be seen on airlines on the in-flight entertainment system. You can follow NASA X on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ by typing in nasaxrocks.
Re-entering a planetary atmosphere from orbit is no easy task. Precise navigation, smart aerodynamic design, and technology for mitigating intense heat and pressure are just some of the tools needed to accomplish this feat. NASA's Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator project uses some novel techniques to do just that, and AMA Studios is making it possible for the public to experience the challenges on their web and mobile devices! Available for Android, iOS and the web. Download it here: Google Play Store.
The NASA "Desert Rats" team conducts expeditions on Earth to simulate environments on the moon, mars and asteroids. AMA Studios simulates the Desert Rats on the web, Apple and Android devices! This year the NASA Rats team met at the Blackpoint Lava Flow region of Arizona to conduct field testing for an asteroid mission simulation. The AMA team created a virtual walkthrough of their outpost for the web and mobile devices as part of a public education and outreach effort.
AMA Studios has completed work on another medical visualization project for Merck & Co., the latest in a series of projects related to clinical studies. It is always exciting to be a part of something that makes a difference in the lives of patients! Our latest work is a multimedia web site showing the proper handling and use of product packaging and doses for an upcoming clinical trial.
AMA Studios animators are now working on NASA's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE), creating media content to be featured at Technology Day this month in Washington D.C. Our team at NASA Langley Research Center has been developing visualizations for advanced concepts for more than a decade! IRVE
Animation created by AMA Studios is featured in "The Langley Story", a newly released NASA video promoting the capabilities and accomplishments of the Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia. The AMA Studios team is proud to serve a key role in helping the agency visualize the future of space and air travel. Langley Story Video
AMA Studios is proud to announce the launch of the Lunar Electric Rover Simulation iPhone application, developed for NASA Exploration Technology Development Office. Try your hand at piloting the most advanced rover ever conceived!
Getting into the NASA Puffin one-person aircraft may seem more like putting on a suit than boarding an airplane. In this two and a half minute animation, we show how the pilot and plane stand vertically at liftoff, transition to horizontal for a pleasant flight over the city, and land vertically again. Learn more about the Puffin on this Discovery Channel video featuring AMA Studios animation. 3D image
Visitors to the NASA booth at the AIAA Space 2009 Conference in Pasadena, California were treated to a rich, 3D multimedia experience featuring the latest lunar outpost concepts. AMA Studios supported the NASA booth by delivering a stereo 3D movie and a virtual lunar outpost Flash application. A web version of the Virtual Lunar Outpost can still be seen on NASA.gov here. Look for it also in the Constellation trailer - a traveling NASA display.