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Feb 9, 2022 NASA
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An early space station concept drawing. The station was designed as a laboratory to study the physical and behavioral effects of prolonged space flight, and could have possibly been crewed by 50 people. This particular image appeared in the 1959 Space The New Frontier brochure produced by NASA.
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Topic: space station concepts
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00112.html
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Sep 3, 2020 J. David Clinton
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NASA OV-10A Bronco, built by North American Rockwell, used for an icing test program by NASA.
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Topic: Unique Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001463.html
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Jun 26, 2020 NASA
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Boilerplate Mercury spacecraft being manufactured "in-house" by Langley technicians. The capsules were designed to test spacecraft recovery systems. The escape tower and rocket motors shown on the completed capsule would be removed before shipping and finally assembly for launching at Wallops Island. Design of the Little Joe capsules began at Langley before McDonnell started on the design of the Mercury capsule.
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Topics: Mercury-Program, Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft, What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001731.html
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Jun 5, 2019 NASA/Apollo
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This oblique view of the Moon's surface was photographed by the Apollo 10 astronauts in May of 1969. Center point coordinates are located at 13 degrees, 3 minutes east longitude and 7 degrees, 1 minute north latitude. One of the Apollo 10 astronauts attached a 250mm lens and aimed a handheld 70mm camera at the surface from lunar orbit for a series of pictures in this area.
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Topics: Earths Moon, Apollo 10, What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001486.html
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Feb 8, 2018 NASA/Fred Lingelbach
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Analog Computing Machine in the Fuel Systems Building. This is an early version of the modern computer. The device is located in the Engine Research Building at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, now John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland Ohio.
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Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Computers, Aircraft Propulsion, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where -- Ohio
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000354.html
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Dec 9, 2017 NASA/Apollo
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This oblique view featuring International Astronomical Union (IAU) Crater 302 on the Moon surface was photographed by the Apollo 10 astronauts in May of 1969. Note the terraced walls of the crater and central cone. Center point coordinates are located at 162 degrees, 2 minutes east longitude and 10 degrees, 1 minute south latitude. One of the Apollo 10 astronauts aimed a handheld 70mm camera at the surface from lunar orbit for a series of pictures in this area.
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Topics: Earths Moon, Apollo 10, What -- Crater, What -- Moon, What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001487.html
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Oct 18, 2016 NASA
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This photograph of the Gemini 7 spacecraft was taken from the hatch window of the Gemini 6 spacecraft during rendezvous and station-keeping maneuvers at an altitude of approximately 160 miles above the Earth. The two spacecraft are approximately nine feet apart. Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 launched on December 15, 1965 and December 4, 1965, respectively. Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford on Gemini 6 and Edward H. White II and Michael Collins on Gemini 7 practiced rendezvous and station...
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Topics: Gemini 6, Gemini 7, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Gemini 6, What -- Earth, What -- Gemini 7
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000034.html
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Oct 7, 2015 NASA
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Langley test pilots (from left) Mel Gough, Herb Hoover, Jack Reeder, Steve Cavallo and Bill Gray stand in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter in this 1945 photo at Langley.
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Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001250.html
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Jun 12, 2011 NASA
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A U.S. Marine helicopter recovery team hoists astronaut Alan Shepard from his Mercury spacecraft after a successful flight and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. On May 5th 1961, Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the first American to fly into space. His Freedom 7 Mercury capsule flew a suborbital trajectory lasting 15 minutes 22 seconds. His spacecraft landed in the Atlantic Ocean where he and his capsule were recovered by helicopter and transported to the awaiting aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lake...
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Topics: Spacecraft Landings, Mercury-Astronaut, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Mercury, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001025.html
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Apr 1, 2011 NASA
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the...
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Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 11, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2001-000012.html
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- NASA
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John Stack, head of Compressibility Research Division, was a hard charging, persuasive man whose attitude toward unproven technology was usually, "Let's try the damn thing and see if we can make it work.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001257.html
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- NASA/GRC
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These ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of a test unit installed in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, show what may happen to an airplane in flight under certain atmospheric conditions. Ice degrades the performance of an aircraft in flight and can cause loss of control.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aeronautical Research, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001452.html
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The NACA's Airplane Engine Research Laboratory (AERL) Icing Research Tunnel 1944. The Altitude Tunnel is in the center background, the propeller motor drive housing in the right background, and the Air Dryer and Cooling Tower in the left background.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Wind Tunnels-Exterior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001994.html
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The Paresev experimental aircraft. A normal flight was a takeoff on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base and a circling flight path skirting the lake edges to insure a landing on the lakebed in the event of a towline failure. Release altitude was normally 10,000 to 13,000 feet. Data was obtained on the glide part of the flight. By maintaining simplicity during construction, it was possible to make control and configuration changes overnight and in many instances, in minutes.
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft, Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000212.html
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Chimpanzee Ham and technician go over equipment in preparation for launch.
Topic: Mercury-Program
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001003.html
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- NASA
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A closeup of astronaut Alan Shepard in his space suit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster.
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001005.html
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View of the Shuttle Challenger atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), NASA-905, during its return to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and flyover of the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Houston skyline on Saturday, April 9, 1983.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Aerial Photographs, What -- Challenger, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001113.html
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On October 21, 1971, this Delta rocket carrying the Improved TIROS Operational Satellite (ITOS-B) lifted off from NASA's Western Test Range in California. The flight failed. Engineers determined that a nitrogen jet system in the rocket's second stage failed to maintain a stable attitude during the coast phase of the launch. Consequently, the satellite never achieved a usable orbit. NASA developed, launched and operated the ITOS weather satellites for what was then known as the National...
Topics: Space Probes, Earth Science, What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001340.html
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The Lunar Rendezvous Simulator at Langley.
Topics: Simulators, Lunar Module
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001736.html
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President John F. Kennedy congratulates astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space, on his historic May 5th, 1961 ride in the Freedom 7 spacecraft and presents him with the NASA Distinguished Service Award. The ceremony took place on the White House lawn. Shepard's wife, Louise (left in white dress and hat), and his mother were in attendance as well as the other six Mercury astronauts and NASA officals, some visible in the background.
Topics: Astronauts, Presidents, Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, What -- Mercury, Where -- Washington
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001659.html
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- NASA
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Shown here is the 135-foot rigidized inflatable balloon satellite undergoing tensile stress test in a dirigible hanger at Weekesville, North Carolina. The satellite, 50 times more rigidized than Echo I was placed into orbit as a passive communications experiment by NASA on January 25, 1964. When folded satellite is packed into the 41-inch diameter canister shown in the foreground.
Topic: Where -- North Carolina
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000203.html
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- NASA
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Astronaut John Glenn and technicians inspect artwork that will be painted on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft. John Glenn nicknamed his capsule "Friendship 7". On February 20, 1962 astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas....
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001026.html
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Astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr., Commander of the Apollo 13, relates to the members of the Senate Space Committee in an open session the problems of the Apollo 13 mission. In the background is Dr. Thomas O. Paine, NASA Administrator.
Topics: Astronauts, NASA Management, Apollo 13, What -- Apollo 13
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001612.html
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Dr. Robert H. Goddard tows his rocket to the launching tower behind a Model A Ford truck, 15 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. 1930- 1932. Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the "Father of American Rocketry" and as one of three pioneers in the theoretical exploration of space. Robert Hutchings Goddard was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on October 15, 1882. He was a theoretical scientist as well as a practical engineer. His dream was the conquest of the upper atmosphere and...
Topics: Miscellaneous-1, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Massachusetts, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001693.html
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- NASA
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As the sun rises the morning of April 2, it casts a rosy glow over a steller performer, the orbiter Atlantis parked on Runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility. Atlantis touched down at 6:23:6 a.m. EST, completing a highly successful flight that was extended by a day to further the scientific research being performed on the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-1 (ATLAS-1) payload. On board OV-104 for Mission STS-45 was a crew of seven.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Spacecraft Landings, What -- Sun, What -- Atlantis, What -- Atlas, What -- STS-45
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000737.html
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- NASA
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An Atlas-Agena 5 carrying the Mariner 1 spacecraft lifted off today from Cape Kennedy Launch Complex 12. The Mariner spacecraft is scheduled to orbit Venus.
Topics: Space Probes, Rocket Launches, Planet-Venus, What -- Atlas, What -- Agena, What -- Mariner 1, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000608.html
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- NASA
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Astronauts (left to right) Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, pose in front of Launch Complex 34 which is housing their Saturn 1 launch vehicle. The astronauts later died in a fire on the pad.
Topics: Astronauts, Mercury-Astronaut, Saturn I-IB, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000618.html
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A technician with the John C. Stennis Space Center's Fluid Component Facility studies samples to determine cleanliness of valves and fittings used on pipes that transport liquid fuel and propellants. The clean room where the technicians work is similar to a hospital surgical room.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000558.html
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) prepare the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft for transfer to the launch pad by placing it in a protective canister. The Surveyor spacecraft (upper) is already mated to its solid propellant upper stage booster (lower), which is actually the third stage of the Delta II expendable launch vehicle that will propel the spacecraft on its interplanetary journey to the Red Planet. Once at Launch Pad 17A on Cape...
Topics: Planet-Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000786.html
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- NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI, AURA ODRing Around a Galaxy
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Space Telescope Science Institute astronomers are giving the public chances to decide where to aim NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Guided by 8,000 Internet voters, Hubble has already been used to take a close-up, multi-color picture of the most popular object from a list of candidates, the extraordinary "polar-ring" galaxy NGC 4650A. Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies. Their unusual disk-ring structure is not yet...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Polar, Where -- Hamilton,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000944.html
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- NASA
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With its twin solid rocket boosters and three main engines churning at seven million pounds of thrust, the Space Shuttle Atlantis thunders skyward from Launch Pad 39A. Liftoff of Mission STS-45 occurred at 8:13:40 a.m. EST, March 24, 1992. On board for the 46th Shuttle flight are a crew of seven and the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-1 (ATLAS-1). The launch is the second in 1992 for the Shuttle program and Atlantis' 11th flight.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-45,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000736.html
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- NASA
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STS-49 Mission Specialist Pierre Thuot is perched on the end effector of the Robot Arm (Remote Manipulator System/RMS), with the Intelsat VI capture bar. This would be one of many attempts to "grapple" the Intelsat VI satellite which was rendered inoperative when its Payload Assist Module (PAM) motor failed to fire thus preventing it from reaching an operational altitude.
Topics: Space Shuttle, EVAs-Spacewalk, What -- STS-49, Where -- Pierre
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001038.html
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Visit to the Lewis Research Center, now known as the Glenn Research Center, by Dr. Wernher von Braun, Deputy Associate Administrator, and Mr. Oran W. Nicks, Acting Associate Administrator.
Topics: NASA Management, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001461.html
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- NASA
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NASA's Boeing 737 is shown in front of the hanger after its arrival in July 1973.
Topic: Unique Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001905.html
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Liftoff of Lunar Orbiter I.
Topics: Rocket Launches, Lunar Probes, What -- Lunar Orbiter
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001898.html
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The City of Chicago welcomes the three Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, Jr.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 11, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000035.html
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NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan shows then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, Chairman of the Senate's Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, a sample of the aluminized Mylar film used to fabricate the 100-foot-diameter, automatically inflatable Echo I balloon. Project Echo was the U.S.'s first passive communications satellite that was launched into orbit on August 12, 1960 at 5:39 am EDT. Publication information: Please note that the image number assigned to this image is not an official NASA...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Presidents, NASA Management, Earth Science, Who -- Lyndon B. Johnson
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000025.html
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The lunar roving vehicle (LRV) qualification unit, built for the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center by Boeing, is inspected after assembly at Boeings Kent Space Center near Seattle, WA. Built exactly like the three flight LRVs that transported astronauts during Apollo lunar missions 15, 16 and 17, the unit underwent extensive qualification tests to prove that the LRV would meet NASAs exhaustive specifications. The unit was to be used as a trouble-shooting tool for any possible problems...
Topics: Apollo 17, Apollo 15, Apollo 16, What -- Moon, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000020.html
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- NASA
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A NASA technician is shown mounting an experiment in Lewis' 25 x 80 foot space enviroment tank. This giant tank, in the Electric Propulsion Laboratory, can similate altitudes as high as 300 miles.
Topic: Rocket Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-003005.html
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The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA, took this sequence of images with the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, one of the observatory's 12 instruments. Easily visible on the lower left side is an "eruptive prominence" or blob of 60,000 F (33,315 C) gas measuring more than 80,000 miles (128,747 km) long. When the observatory took the image on February 11, 1996, the blob was traveling at more than 15,000 mph (24,140...
Topics: Sun, What -- SOHO, What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000120.html
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NASA Administrator James E. Beggs speaks at the Spacelab arrival ceremony held at the Operations and Checkout Building, Kennedy Space Center. Sharing the platform are, from left, Vice President George Bush; Eric Quistgaard, director general, European Space Agency (ESA), and Richard G. Smith, director of Kennedy Space Center. Present but not visible in the picture is Dr. Johannes Ortner, chairman, Spacelab Program Board, ESA. Spacelab was a reusable laboratory module that allowed scientists to...
Topics: Space Shuttle, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NASA Management, Who -- Richard G. Smith, What -- Space...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000088.html
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OKB-1 Deputy Chief Designer Konstantin D. Bushuyev was the senior person at the design bureau responsible for piloted space programs. His identity was revealed in 1971 when the Soviets announced that he would head the Soviet team participating in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. This photo dates from early 1972. Founded in 1950, OKB-1 was dedicated exclusively to the development of long-range ballistic missiles. In the 1960s OKB- 1's focus changed to the development of piloted and robotic...
Topics: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Soviet People-Pioneers
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000177.html
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- NASA
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Hermann Potocnik (1892-1929), also known as Herman Noordung, was an engineer in the Austrian army. Noordung wrote Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums (The Problem of Space Travel:The Rocket Motor) (1929), an early work on spaceflight. He also created the first detailed technical drawings of a space station.
Topics: Space-Station Concepts, Early Aerospace Pioneers
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00102.html
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Fifty years of history and 31,999,99 horsepower mark the difference in these two pictures taken at the front of Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top image shows a 1915 horse and buggy passing in the front of the old Michoud Plantation. The bottom image is a 32 million horsepower Saturn I booster passing over the same road. The brick chimneys, the remnants of the Antoine Michoud Plantation built in the mid-1800s, still remain as in 1915. Michoud Assembly Facility...
Topics: Miscellaneous-1, Saturn I-IB, What -- Saturn, Where -- Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000040.html
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President John F. Kennedy visited Marshall Space Flight Center on September 11, 1962. Here President Kennedy and Dr. Wernher von Braun, MSFC Director, tour one of the laboratories.
Topics: Presidents, NASA Management, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000069.html
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- NASA/Tony Landis
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The Lockheed Martin/Boeing Tier III- (minus) unpiloted aerial vehicle is inspected by NASA personnel September 14, 1995, following its arrival at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The Tier III Minus project utilized Dryden ground facilities during the flight test program. The vehicle was developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and Boeing Defense and Space Group to satisfy a goal of the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) to supply responsive and sustained...
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000231.html
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- NASA
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An F-18B aircraft in flight used as a chase and support aircraft on Dryden research missions.
Topic: Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000168.html
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- NASA
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A massive 19 million pounds (8.6 million kilograms) of Space Shuttle, support and transport hardware, inch toward Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The fully assembled Space Shuttle Endeavour, minus its payloads, weighs about 4.5 million pounds (2 million kg.); the mobile launch platform on which it was stacked and from which it will lift off weighs 9.25 million pounds (4.19 million kg.) and the crawler-transporter carrying the platform and Shuttle checks in at around 6 million...
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-6, What -- Astro 1
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000775.html
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Apollo 8 crew is photographed posing on a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) simulator in their space suits. From left to right are: James A. Lovell Jr., William A. Anders, and Frank Borman.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 8, Who -- Frank Borman, What -- Apollo 8, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001125.html
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- NASA/Carole Petrachenko Chapman
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The NASA Langley Research Center lifting body, called the HL-20, is shown here in front of the hangar. The HL-20 was one of two concepts considered by NASA as a type of Personnel Launch System (PLS). In essence, it would serve as a space taxi to and from the space station. The full scale engineering model is 29.5 feet long, and 23.5 feet across the wingspan.
Topics: Lifting Bodies, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001309.html
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The AH-64 Apache helicopter simulator with Intergrated Helmet & Display Sighting System (IHADSS) at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
Topics: Rotorcraft, Ames Research Aircraft, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001550.html
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The wives of Gemini 4 astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II visited the Mission Control in Houston. Left to right are: Mrs. Patricia McDivitt,and Mrs. Patricia White. The wives were taking the opportunity to speak to their astronaut husbands as they passed over the United States.
Topics: Women, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 4, What -- Opportunity, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001493.html
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- NASA/Tom Trower
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The EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) Exercise Device for evaluation and effectiveness of weightlessness on astronauts during long duration spaceflights, at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California
Topics: Simulators, Life Sciences, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001818.html
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Astronaut Group Three announced on October 18, 1963. They are (seated, left to right) Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., William A. Anders, Charles A. Bassett II, Alan L. Bean, Eugene A. Cernan, and Roger B. Chaffee. Standing (left to right) are Michael Collins, R. Walter Cunninham, Donn F. Eisele, Theodore C. Freeman, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Russell L. Schweickart, David R. Scott and Clifton C. Williams Jr.
Topics: Astronauts, Who -- Roger B. Chaffee, Who -- Michael Collins, Who -- Donn F. Eisele, Who -- David R....
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001476.html
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One of the Space Shuttle Columbia's Main Engine powerheads found on the grounds of Fort Polk, Louisiana. The 800-pound unit was one of the easternmost-recovered pieces of debris from Columbia. For more information on STS-107, please see GRIN Columbia General Explanation [ http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GRINColumbiaGenExpl.html ]
Topics: Columbia STS-107, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00076.html
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Jacques Cousteau, the French undersea researcher, is shown addressing members of the press on his experiences during an Antarctic expedition with the oceanographic ship, Calypso. The Calypso used satellite communication and weather equipment provided by NASA to test the accuracy of satellite observations in relation to the ship's surface observations. Calypso used satellite observation information to navigate into safe waters after getting hit by an iceberg. Cousteau was born in...
Topics: Earth Science, Where -- France
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00023.html
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Stuart A. Roosa, backup crew command module pilot for Apollo 17, participates in extra vehicular activity simulation training aboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft. A mock-up of the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay of the Apollo 17 service module is used in the exercise. Here, Roosa simulates retrieving the film cassette of the mapping camera from the SIM bay. The KC-135 "Vomit Comet" can simulate zero- gravity or partial- gravity conditions by diving and climbing in a series...
Topics: Apollo 17, What -- Apollo 17, What -- SIM
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000018.html
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The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Rogers Dry Lakebed during the second of five free flights carried out at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, as part of the Shuttle program's Approach and Landing Tests (ALT). The tests were conducted to verify orbiter aerodynamics and handling characteristics in preparation for orbital flights with the Space Shuttle Columbia beginning in April 1981. A...
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Enterprise, What -- Columbia, What -- WIRE,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000218.html
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This in-flight view of NASA's two-seat F-16XL #2 research aircraft clearly shows that the left and right wings are definitely not mirror images of each other. Nevertheless, pilots who have flown the highly modified aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Califronia, state that the asymmetry created by modifications to its left wing for the Supersonic Laminar Flow Control (SLFC) project was easily handled by the F-16XL's flight controls, and that the plane handled well. The...
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000170.html
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On Challenger's middeck, Mission Specialist (MS) Sally Ride, wearing light blue flight coveralls and communications headset, floats alongside the middeck airlock hatch.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women, Who -- Sally Ride, What -- Challenger
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001081.html
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The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit after liftoff from Pad 39A at 9:32 a.m. EDT. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles some 55 miles downrange. This photo was taken with a 70mm telescopic camera mounted in an Air Force EC-135N plane. Onboard are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Topics: Apollo 11, Rocket Launches, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000628.html
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The Apollo Saturn V 500F Facilities Test vehicle, after conducting the VAB stacking operations, rolls out of the VAB on its way to Pad 39A to perform crawler, Launch Umbilical Tower, and pad operations.
Topics: Saturn V, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000615.html
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An aerial view of the Apollo Saturn V Facilities Test vehicle rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and heading to Launch Complex 39A. This test vehicle, designated the Apollo Saturn 500F, will never make the journey to the moon. However, it is being used to verify launch facilities, train launch crews, and develop test and checkout procedures.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Saturn V, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000614.html
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- NASA/Russell L. Schweickart
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Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules (CSM) nicknamed "Gumdrop" and Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed "Spider" are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, took this photograph of Scott during his EVA as he stood on the porch outside the Lunar Module. Apollo 9 was an Earth orbital mission designed to test docking procedures between the CSM and LM as well as test fly the Lunar Module in...
Topics: EVAs-Spacewalk, Lunar Module, Apollo 9, Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 9, What -- Earth
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001100.html
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Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula, named in the 19th...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000880.html
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Apollo 14 flight crew during lunar EVA training.
Topics: Simulators, Apollo 14, What -- Apollo 14
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000962.html
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The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Pilot Mike Smith, Commander, Dick Scobee and Mission Specialist, Ron McNair.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women, Challenger STS-51-L, Who -- Dick Scobee, What -- STS-51, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001173.html
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Modified Model T Ford with Huck starter, shown starting a Vought VE-7.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001384.html
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The 363-foot tall Apollo 15 Saturn V is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:34:00.79 a.m., July 26, 1971, on a lunar landing mission. Note that the launch is reflected in a body of water across from the launch complex.
Topics: Rocket Launches, Apollo 15, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Saturn, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC),...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001115.html
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Clad in a fur lined leather flying suit with oxygen facepiece, NACA test pilot Paul King prepares to take to the air in a Vought VE-7.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001380.html
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Navy divers exit their helicopter to recover the Gemini 5 spacecraft and astronauts shortly after splashdown.
Topics: Spacecraft Landings, Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 5
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001342.html
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NASA's Virtual Airport Tower is located at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. The Virtual Airport Tower's two-story structure is a full-scale, highly sophisticated simulation facility that will emulate Level 5 air traffic control towers and the busiest airports. It provides the platform to conduct in-depth human factors studies with quantifiable results using actual air traffic controllers, airline dispatchers and airport managers.
Topics: Simulators, Air Traffic Control, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001770.html
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George Carruthers, center, principal investigator for the Lunar Surface Ultraviolet Camera, discusses the instrument with Apollo 16 Commander John Young, right. Carruthers is employed by the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. From left are Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Rocco Petrone, Apollo Program Director. This photograph was taken during an Apollo lunar surface experiments review in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at the Kennedy Space Center.
Topics: Astronauts, NASA-Center-Directors, Apollo 16, Who -- John Young, Who -- Charles Duke, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001859.html
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Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center at the Manned Spacecraft Center, during the fourth television transmission from the Apollo 13 spacecraft while enroute to the Moon. Eugene F. Kranz (foreground, back to camera), one of four Apollo 13 Flight Directors, views the large screen at front of MOCR. Astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot, is seen on the screen. The fourth television transmission from the Apollo 13 mission was on the evening of...
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 13, What -- Apollo 13, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001608.html
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One of two initial U.S. Air Force SR-71A reconnaissance aircraft that was retired from operational service and loaned to NASA for high-speed research programs arrives at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The aircraft deployed its drag chute even before its nose gear touches the runway at the end of a 1990 research flight. Dryden flew three YF-12 aircraft, prototypes of the triple-sonic SR-71s, in an earlier supersonic research program between 1969 and 1979.
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001944.html