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Many of Langley Laboratory's early experiments focused on ways to reduce aircraft drag. One method was to place a cowling or covering over the engine cylinder heads, much like the hood over the engine of a car. By the end of September 1928, wind tunnel tests of cowling #10 showed a dramatic reduction in drag. Image Credit: NACA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/naca2010_gallery8.html
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Solar Mirror located in the Solar Collector Laboratory at the Lewis Research Center, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001455.html
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STS-63 astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander (right), and C. Michael Foale, mission specialist (left), are ready to exit Discovery's airlock for a spacewalk. The pair would test new insulation to protect astronauts from the cold during extravehicular activity, but the Mission Control cut their spacewalk short after the men reported feeling very cold in their suits. On this EVA, Harris became the first African American to walk in space.
Topics: EVAs-Spacewalks, Who -- Michael Foale, Who -- Bernard Harris, What -- STS-63
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000022.html
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Kitty Joyner, an electrical engineer for the NACA, at work in 1952. Image Credit: NACA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/naca2010_gallery2.html
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by NASA/Terry Leibold
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On the 25th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 (the first moon landing mission) launch, Marshall Space & Flight Center celebrated with a test firing of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) at the Technology Test Bed (TTB). This drew a large crowd who stood in the fields around the test site and watched as plumes of white smoke verified ignition.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000064.html
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by NASA/Tony landis
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour receives a high-flying salute from its sister Shuttle Columbia, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, shortly after its landing Oct. 12, 1994 at Edwards, California, to complete mission STS-68. Columbia was being ferried from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida to Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, where it will undergo six months of inspections, modifications, and systems upgrades. The STS-68 11-day mission was devoted to radar imaging of Earth's geological...
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-6,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000160.html
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Space Shuttle Atlantis takes flight on its STS-27 mission on December 2, 1988, 9:30 a.m. EST, utilizing 375,000 pounds thrust produced by its three main engines. The STS-27 was the third classified mission dedicated to the Department of Defense (DoD). After completion of mission, Orbiter Atlantis landed December 6, 1988, 3:36 p.m. PST at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-27,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000058.html
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by NASA/GRC
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This small ion rocket is being tested inside a vacuum test facility. The test is being monitored by a small camera lens inside the test chamber. Ion rockets are an idea that has existed since the 1950s. They were first used operationally by the Soviet Union and later were employed by American commercial spacecraft and NASA space probes. They provide very low thrust, but are extremely efficient.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- Beam
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000383.html
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The STS-36 vehicle and launch platform were rolled out to Launch Pad 39A on January 25 after the shortest stay in the Vehicle Assembly Building since return-to-flight. The distance between the VAB and Pad 39A is about 3.4 miles. Atlantis is being prepared for launch on Mission STS-36 dedicated to the Department of Defense. Launch is currently targeted for February 22.
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- STS-36, What -- Atlantis
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000680.html
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by Paul Riedel
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Vacuum Instrumentation Research at Lewis Research Center, now John H. Glenn Research Center.
Topics: Aeronautical Research, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000692.html
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by Bill Bowles
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Ion Jet at Hypersonic Flight Display. The ion rocket provides very low thrust at great efficiency. First developed in the 1950s, it was later used by the Soviet Union, and American commercial spacecraft, and was evaluated by NASA and the National Reconnaissance Office for government missions.
Topic: Rocket Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000690.html
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The orbiter Columbia, aboard its orbiter transporter system, rolls toward the opening in the Vehicle Assembly Building where it will undergo external tank mating operations. Columbia is scheduled for rollout to Launch Pad 39B on Monday, June 7, for mission STS-93. The primary mission objective will be the deployment of the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, recently renamed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Mission STS-93 will be the first Space Shuttle commanded by a woman, Commander Eileen M....
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-93, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000853.html
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is being rolled around from Launch Pad 39A to Launch Pad 39B. The rare pad switch was deemed necessary after contamination was discovered in the Payload Changeout Room at Pad A. The transfer began around noon and was completed about seven hours later. Still to come are the payloads for the upcoming STS-61 mission, the first servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-61, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000757.html
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis departs the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) with its destination, Launch Pad 39A, visible in the distance. The trip marks the second time Atlantis was rolled out to the pad in this mission flow. The Shuttle was rolled back from Pad 39A in July due to the threat from Hurricane Bertha, and then stayed long enough to allow a swap out of its original solid rocket boosters with another set. Atlantis is currently on track for liftoff on mission STS-79 on the fourth...
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-79, What -- Russian Mir...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000967.html
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The five STS-74 astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis look out overhead windows on the aft flight deck toward their counterparts aboard the Mir Russian space station, with which they had just rendezvoused. The crewmembers (from the top) are astronauts: Kenneth D. Cameron, Mission Commander; Jerry L. Ross, Mission Specialist; James D. Halsell Jr., Pilot; William S. McArthur Jr., and Canadian astronaut Chris A. Hadfield, both Mission Specialists.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Shuttle-Mir, Who -- Jerry L. Ross, What -- STS-74, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001041.html
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STS-95 mission Commander Curtis Brown (left) and Payload Specialist John Glenn are photographed on the aft flight deck of Discovery during a press conference.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Mercury-Astronaut, Who -- Curtis Brown, Who -- John H. Glenn, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001061.html
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Model in Vortex Facility at Langley.
Topic: Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001288.html
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Inside the nose cone of this Delta rocket is Goddard's geophysics research satellite, a 906-lb. (411-kg) satellite that looked more like a dimpled cosmic golf ball. The spacecraft, which NASA launched from the Western Test Range in California in 1976, provided a stable point in the sky to reflect pulses of laser light. By timing the return of the laser beam to an accuracy of about one ten-billionth of a second, scientists expected to measure the relative location of participating ground...
Topics: Space Probes, What -- Beam, What -- LAGEOS, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001329.html
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by F.Hasler, M.Jentoft-Nilsen, H.Pierce, K.Palaniappan and M.Manyin
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Image taken on August 25, 1992 by NOAA GOES-7 weather satellite of the Americas and Hurricane Andrew as it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast.
Topics: Planet-Earth, Earth Science, What -- GOES 7, Where -- Louisiana
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001444.html
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View of the Flight Directors console in the Mission Control Center (MCC), Houston, Texas, during the Gemini 5 flight. Seated at the console are Eugene F. Kranz (foreground) and Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr. (background). Standing in front of the console are Dr. Charles Berry (left), an unidentified man in the center and astronaut Elliot M. See.
Topics: Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 5, Where -- Texas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001406.html
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A U.S. Navy frogman, deployed from the hovering helicopter, swims next to the spacecraft and makes contact with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper inside, as his fellow team members bring up the floatation gear to be attached to the spacecraft. The main chute floats at top left, and the ejected reserve chute floats at the lower right of the spacecraft in the green dye area.
Topics: Spacecraft Landings, Mercury-Program, Who -- Gordon Cooper
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001492.html
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James M. Beggs (right) was sworn in as NASA's sixth Administrator at a White House ceremony July 10, 1981. Officiating was Vice President George Bush (left). At center is Beggs' wife, Mary. Beggs succeeds Dr. Robert A. Frosch who resigned January 20, 1981 to take over as the first president of the American Association of Engineering Societies in New York. Beggs previously was an executive vice president and director of General Dynamic Corp., St. Louis, Missouri.
Topics: NASA Management, Who -- James M. Beggs, Where -- New York, Where -- Missouri
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001701.html
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by NASA
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An enormous crater marks the site where the A-2 test stand is being built in 1964 at the Mississippi Test Operations.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Historical-Stennis, What -- Crater, Where -- Mississippi
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-003013.html
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by NASA
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Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr., served as NASA's Deputy Administrator from December 21, 1965, to January 5, 1968. Before becoming Deputy Administrator Dr. Seamans was NASA's Associate Administrator for five years. Prior to joining NASA, Dr. Seamans was on a National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) technical committee. Dr. Seamans had a long working relationship with MIT, where he received his master and doctorate degrees, working as a researcher and professor before his federal service...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NASA-Deputy-Administrators
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000098.html
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President John F. Kennedy (left), John Glenn and General Leighton I. Davis ride together during a parade in Cocoa Beach, Florida after Glenn's historic first U.S. human orbital spacefight.
Topics: Astronauts, Presidents, Mercury-Program, Mercury-Astronauts, Who -- John H. Glenn, Where -- Florida
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000050.html
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Dr. Nancy Roman, one of the nations top scientists in the space program, is shown with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO). Dr. Nancy Roman received her PhD in astronomy from the University of Chicago in 1949. In 1959, Dr. Roman joined NASA and in 1960 served as Chief of the Astronomy and Relativity Programs in the Office of Space Science. She was very influential in creating satellites such as the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). She retired...
Topics: Women, Planetary Astronomy, Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Explorer, What -- COBE, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000212.html
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A specially designed 30-foot parabolic antenna developed by International Telephone and Telegraph Federal Laboratories that served as a Project Relay space communication terminal and was located in the United States. The antenna was part of the ground communication terminal of a United States to Brazil communication link via the Relay satellite launched by a NASA Delta rocket on December 13, 1962.
Topics: Communication-Satellites, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Brazil
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00019.html
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President George W. Bush, before the crowd on the mall of the Johnson Space Center during the memorial for the Columbia astronauts, stated, "Each of these astronauts had the daring and discipline required of their calling. Each of them knew that great endeavors are inseparable from great risks. And each of them accepted those risks willingly, even joyfully, in the cause of discovery." For more information on STS-107, please see GRIN Columbia General Explanation [...
Topics: Presidents, Columbia STS-107, What -- Columbia, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-107, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00091.html
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NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe addresses the Johnson Space Center employees with encouraging words in the Teague auditorium following the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew on February 1, 2003. For more information on STS-107, please see GRIN Columbia General Explanation [ http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GRINColumbiaGenExpl.html ]
Topics: Columbia STS-107, Who -- Administrator Sean O'Keefe, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00090.html
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Astronomers, using the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in October and November 1997 and April 1999, imaged the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) with unprecedented clarity. For the first time, they are able to understand the geometry and dynamics of this very complicated system. Earlier pictures taken of the nebula with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 1 left many issues unanswered, as the data could not be fully calibrated for scientific use. In addition, those data...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 1, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000876.html
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The moon is framed between the Orbiter's OMS pod and the Earth limb over the Atlantic Ocean as seen from the aft windows onboard Discovery on mission STS-95.
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-95, Where -- Atlantic...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001090.html
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Astronaut Sally K. Ride, mission specialist on STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Floating in front of her is a flight procedures notebook.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women, What -- Challenger
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001083.html
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Backdropped against a blanket of heavy cloud cover, the Russian-built FGB, also called Zarya, nears the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the U.S.-built Node 1, also called Unity (foreground). Inside Endeavour's cabin, the STS-88 crew readies the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) for Zarya capture as they await the carefully choreographed dance of the rendezvous.
Topics: Space Shuttle, International Space Station, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001043.html
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On November 3, 1961 former President Harry S. Truman visited the newly opened NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C. Accompanied by former NASA Administrator James E. Webb, he was presented with a collection of rocket models for his Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.
Topics: Presidents, NASA Management, Who -- Harry S. Truman, Who -- James E. Webb, Where -- NASA...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001678.html
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Apollo Block II Saturn 1 aerodynamic integrity.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, Saturn I-IB, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001742.html
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Astronauts Edward H. White II (left) and James A. McDivitt inside the Gemini IV spacecraft wait for liftoff. The objective of the Gemini IV mission was to evaluate and test the effects of four days in space on the crew, equipment and control systems. Pilot Edward White II successfully accomplished the first U.S. spacewalk during the Gemini IV mission. Publication information: Please note that the image number assigned to this image is not an official NASA number. It is for GRIN database...
Topics: Gemini-Program, Astronauts. Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft, Who -- Edward White, What -- Gemini
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000031.html
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Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945). Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the father of American rocketry and as one of the pioneers in the theoretical exploration of space. Robert Hutchings Goddard, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on October 5, 1882, was theoretical scientist as well as a practical engineer. His dream was the conquest of the upper atmosphere and ultimately space through the use of rocket propulsion. Dr. Goddard, died in 1945, but was probably as responsible for the...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Where -- Massachusetts, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000131.html
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The first Titan/Centaur lifted off from Complex 41 at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station at 9:48 AM EDT. The Titan stages burned as programmed, but when the Centaur stage failed to ignite, the Range Safety Officer destroyed it. The new NASA rocket was launched on a proof of concept flight designed to prepare it for twin Viking launches to Mars in 1975 and other missions involving heavy payloads. The 160-foot-tall rocket combines the Air Force Titan III with the NASA high-energy Centaur final stage....
Topics: Rocket Launches, Centaur, Titan, What -- Titan, What -- Centaur, What -- Viking, What -- Mars, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00040.html
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The NASA-Army-Bell XV-15 tiltrotor research aircraft hovered (1976) and then demonstrated conversion and forward flight (1978) as the first tilting rotor vehicle to solve the problems of "prop whirl." Through tremendously difficult research, the tilt rotor aircraft was able to combine the advantages of vertical liftoff and landing capabilities, which are inherent to the traditional helicopter, with the forward speed and range of a fixed wing turboprop airplane. This research can...
Topics: Rotorcraft, X-Series Aircraft, Ames Research Aircraft, Unique aircraft, Flight Research at Ames...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000192.html
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This is the official crew photo from Mission STS-107 on the Space Shuttle Columbia. From left to right are Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist Michael Anderson, Pilot William McCool, and Israeli Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon. For more information on STS-107, please see GRIN Columbia General Explanation [ http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GRINColumbiaGenExpl.html ]
Topics: Columbia STS-107, Who -- Kalpana Chawla, Who -- Ilan Ramon, What -- STS-107, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00070.html
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) workers examine the Huygens probe after removal from the Cassini spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at KSC. The spacecraft was returned to the PHSF after damage to the thermal insulation was discovered inside Huygens from an abnormally high flow of conditioned air. The damage required technicians to inspect the inside of the probe, repair the insulation, and clean the instruments. After returning from the PHSF to Launch Pad 40 at Cape...
Topics: Space Probes, Planet-Saturn, What -- Huygens Probe, What -- Cassini, What -- Saturn, What -- Titan,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00030.html
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Search and recovery teams lifted this fragment of the Shuttle's Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) from the ocean onto a waiting ship and then returned it to Kennedy Space Center for the investigation into causes of the accident. A chemical profile on the propellant traces remaining on the metal combined with its ocean...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00009.html
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The Goddard Space Flight Center was named in honor of Dr. Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development. Dr. Goddard received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in 1914 and published a paper describing how to reach extreme altitudes six years later. That paper, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," detailed methods for raising weather-recording instruments higher than what could be achieved by balloons and explained the mathematical theories of rocket...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, What -- Moon, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001336.html
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Inside Hangar S at the White Room Facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter examines the honeycomb protective material on the main pressure bulkhead (heat shield) of his Mercury capsule nicknamed "Aurora 7.
Topics: Mercury-Program, Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft, Who -- Scott Carpenter, What -- Mercury, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001442.html
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24 foot diameter swinging valve at various stages of opening and closing in the 10ft x 10ft Supersonic Wind Tunnel.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, NACA-GRC-LRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001474.html
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The Viking aeroshell which protected the lander during its entry into the Martian atmosphere.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, Planet-Mars, Viking-Pathfinder-Sojourner, What -- Viking
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001903.html
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Dr. Hugh L. Dryden (left), along with Dr. Ben Lockspeiser of England, Dr. Theodore von Karman, and Dr. A.P. Rowe of England, toured aeronautical research facilities in occupied Germany on May 9, 1945. As scientific deputy to the Scientific Advisory Group of the Army Air Forces, headed by Dr. von Karman, Dr. Dryden wore an officer's uniform without rank insignia. Publication information: This photo is part of the collection of the Hugh L. Dryden Papers, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NASA Management, Where -- Germany
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000093.html
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Astronauts Kathryn D. Sullivan, left, and Sally K. Ride display a "bag of worms." The "bag" is a sleep restraint and the majority of the "worms" are springs and clips used with the sleep restraint in its normal application. Clamps, a bungee cord and velcro strips are other recognizable items in the "bag.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001032.html
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Dr. George Mueller gives Saturn V orientation to President John F. Kennedy and officals in Blockhouse 37. Front row, left to right: George Low, Dr. Kurt Debus, Dr. Robert Seamans, James Webb, President Kennedy, Dr. Hugh Dryden, Dr. Wernher von Braun, General Leighten Davis, and Senator George Smathers.
Topics: Presidents, NASA Management, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001660.html
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A semispan airplane model and flow-direction vane mounted on the wing of a P-51D airplane for transonic tests by wing-flow method. Image Credit: NACA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/naca2010_gallery6.html
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The Bell Aircraft Company X-2 (46-674) drops away from its Boeing B-50 mothership in this photo. Lt. Col. Frank "Pete" Everest piloted 674 on its first unpowered flight on August 5 1954. He made the first rocket-powered flight on November 18, 1955. Everest made the first supersonic X-2 flight in 674 on April 25, 1956, achieving a speed of Mach 1.40. In July, he reached Mach 2.87, just short of the Mach 3 goal.
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000396.html
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Astronaut Richard H. Truly, pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-2 and Commander of Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-8, became NASA's eighth Administrator on July 1, 1989. One day earlier he concluded a 30 year Naval career retiring as a Vice Admiral. He was the first astronaut to head the nation's civilian space agency. Truly became Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight on February 20, 1986. In this position, he led the painstaking rebuilding of the Space Shuttle...
Topics: Astronauts, NASA-Management, NASA-Administrators, Who -- Richard H. Truly, Who -- Richard Truly,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001708.html
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Astronauts in simulated weightless flight in C-131 aircraft flying "zero-g" trajectory at Wright Air Development Center. Weightless flights were a new form of training for the Mercury astronauts and parabolic flights that briefly go beyond the Earth's tug of gravity continue to be used for spaceflight training purposes. These flights are nicknamed the "vomit comet" because of the nausea that is often induced.
Topics: Astronauts, Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000039.html
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Astronauts of the STS-7/Challenger mission are left to right first row: Sally K. Ride (mission specialist), Robert L. Crippen (commander), Frederick H. Hauck (pilot); rear row: John M. Fabian (left) and Norman E. Thagard (mission specialists). STS-7 launched the first five-member crew and the first American female astronaut into space on June 18, 1983. Publication information: Please note that the image number assigned to this image is not an official NASA number. It is for GRIN database...
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Who -- Robert L. Crippen, What -- Challenger
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000208.html
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A P-51 Mustang in the Full Scale Tunnel at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001248.html
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In this image taken in 1964, a Goddard Space Flight Center photographer is assembling a camera system inside the dynamic test chamber at the Center's test and evaluation facilities. Thorough testing in facilities that simulate the space environment has become a hallmark at Goddard. After spending years on a single project, no scientist or engineer wants to lose a key instrument or an entire satellite because of a faulty component or electrical connection. As a result, developing thorough test...
Topics: Simulators, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000118.html
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On Challenger's middeck, Commander Richard "Dick" Truly and Mission Specialist (MS) Guion Bluford sleep in front of forward lockers and port side wall. Truly sleeps with his head at the ceiling and his feet to the floor. Bluford, wearing sleep mask (blindfold), is oriented with the top of his head at the floor and his feet on the ceiling.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Who -- Guion Bluford, What -- Challenger
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001079.html
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Technicians in Hangar AO on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station continue preflight checkout and testing of the Ulysses spacecraft. Ulysses is a NASA/European Space Agency project scheduled for launch on Space Shuttle Mission STS-41 this fall.
Topics: Space Probes, Sun, What -- Ulysses, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-4
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000685.html
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In May 1964, a ceremony was held to dedicate the new Space Flight Operations Facility, which used state-of-the-art equipment for mission operations and communications with JPL's unmanned spacecraft. One of the first missions to use the facility was Ranger 7, which went to the Moon in July 1964. The Space Flight Operations Facility collected the tracking and scientific information for the Deep Space Network. In 1985, the Space Flight Operations Facility was designated as a National Historic...
Topics: Miscellaneous-1, Lunar Probes, What -- Ranger 7, What -- Moon, What -- Deep Space Network
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00064.html
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This is a test of what happens during launch if a Space Shuttle Main Engine fails. The test was conducted at what is now called the John H. Glenn Research Center.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Wind Tunnels-Interior, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001465.html
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In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Ken Strite, NASA Quality Control, inspects the connection between Space Shuttle Discovery and the external tank that will be used to launch mission STS-103 in early December. This 10 day mission is designed to replace aging parts on the nine year old Hubble Space Telescope and to upgrade some of its functioning systems. During the flight, the astronaut crew will replace all six of the observatory's gyroscopes, a fine guidance sensor, its main computer, and...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Hubble, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-103, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001880.html
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A parachute for the Galileo spacecraft is tested in a wind tunnel. Galileo consisted of an orbiter and an atmosphere probe that descended into Jupiter's atmosphere on a parachute after being braked by a heat shield.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, Voyager-Galileo, What -- Galileo
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001911.html
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The completely assembled Deep Space 1 (DS-1) technology demonstrator spacecraft. The DS-1 spacecraft incorporates a number of advanced technology concepts in its mission, but none so "high profile" as its Ion propulsion system. The name itself evokes visions of Star Trek and science fiction fantasy, although the idea actually dates from the 1950s. However, unlike the "Warp Drive" propulsion system that zings the fictional starship Enterprise across the cosmos in minutes, the...
Topics: Space Probes, What -- Deep Space 1, What -- ion engine, What -- Enterprise, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001986.html
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NASA launches the last in the series of interplanetary Pioneer spacecraft, Pioneer 10 from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The long-tank Delta launch vehicle placed the spacecraft in a solar orbit along the path of Earth's orbit. The spacecraft then passed inside and outside Earth's orbit, alternately speeding up and slowing down relative to Earth. The Delta launch vehicle family started development in 1959. The Delta was composed of parts from the Thor, an intermediate-range ballistic missile, as its...
Topics: Rocket Launches, Delta, What -- Pioneer 10, What -- Earth, Where -- Florida, Where -- Kentucky
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00038.html
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This Sikorsky JH-19 Chickasaw was used for several purposes, including dropping research models. The Sikorsky helicopter is seen here in the middle of its NASA career, with a model of the Apollo spacecraft attached to the drop mount near the cargo door. The H-19 was later sent to the Navy's Cheatham Annex in Yorktown, Virginia, for salvage.
Topics: Rotorcraft, Apollo Spacecraft, Where -- Virginia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001895.html
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The replicas of the covey (flock) of synchronous communication satellites that were used to televise the 19th Olympic Games from Mexico City to audiences in Europe and Japan. The satellites are shown at Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California where they were built for NASA and Comsat Corporation. In the center is a full- scale model of the Intelsat II satellite, which was used by Comsat to send color TV direct to Japan via a Hughes ground station installed near San Jose, California....
Topics: Communication-Satellites, What -- ATS 3, What -- Early Bird, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Japan,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00018.html
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Launch of Friendship 7, the first American manned orbital space flight. Astronaut John Glenn aboard, the Mercury-Atlas rocket is launched from Pad 14.
Topics: Mercury-Program, Rocket Launches, Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000686.html
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At Launch Complex 17A on Cape Canaveral Air Station, the Mars Global Surveyor upper stage booster assembly is being encased in the Delta II payload fairing. Liftoff of the first in a series of U.S. missions to Mars was just days away, with launch preparations proceeding on schedule. Mars Global Surveyor later entered Mars orbit and began a highly successful mission taking high resolution photographs of the Martian surface and making other measurements.
Topics: Planet-Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000858.html
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Astronaut Shannon Lucid exercises on a treadmill which has been assembled in the Russian Mir space station Base Block module.
Topics: Astronauts, Women, Shuttle-Mir, Who -- Shannon Lucid, What -- Russian Mir Space Station
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001034.html
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The Apollo 14 Lunar Module (LM) "Antares" is photographed against a brilliant sun glare during the first extravehicular activity (EVA-1). A bright trail left in the lunar soil by the two-wheeled Modularized Equipment Transporter (MET) leads from the LM.
Topics: Apollo 14, EVAs-Moonwalk, What -- Apollo 14, What -- Sun
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001145.html
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On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated and maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft while logging 6500 miles during his orbital stroll. White was attached to the spacecraft by a 25 foot umbilical line and a 23-ft. tether line, both wrapped in gold tape to form one cord. In his right hand White carries a Hand Held Self Maneuvering...
Topics: Astronauts, EVAs-Spacewalk, Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini, What -- Sun
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001180.html
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The Agena Target Vehicle as seen from the Gemini 8 spacecraft during rendezvous. This was the first time two spacecraft successfully docked, which was a critical milestone if a mission to the Moon was to become a reality.
Topics: Gemini-Program, What -- Agena, What -- Gemini 8, What -- Moon, What -- Gemini
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001344.html
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Lockheed Vega Air Express. Frank M. Hawks broke the transcontinental speed record in this plane. It was the first production aircraft with the NACA cowling, 1929.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, What -- VEGA
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001390.html
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A technician prepares dynamic models of the Bell X-1E and the Vought XF-8U Crusader for wind tunnel testing in 1957. The Crusader was then the Navy's fastest aircraft (maximum speed Mach 1.75 at 35,000 feet).
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001265.html
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Control panels of the Unitary Wind Tunnel.
Topic: Wind Tunnels-Exterior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001934.html