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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/Tony Landis
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The X-38's blue and white parafoil spreads out in front of the research vehicle as it sits on a lakebed near the Dryden Flight Research Center after a March 2000 test flight. The X-38 Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) research project is designed to develop the technology for a prototype emergency crew return vehicle, or lifeboat, for the International Space Station.
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, International Space Station, Lifting Bodies, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000226.html
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- NASA/GRC
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View taken facing southeast, showing scaffolding for refrigerant line construction to west end of tunnel, and application of insulation material on throat section - May 5, 1944.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Wind Tunnels-Exterior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000343.html
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- NASA
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STS-95 payload specialist John Glenn works with the Osteporosis Experiment in Orbit (OSTEO) experiment located in a locker in the Discovery's middeck.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Mercury-Astronaut, Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- STS-95
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001060.html
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Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise, Jr., during practice moonwalk at Kennedy Space Center. Lovell (right) operates Lunar Equipment conveyor, a pulley arrangement to load and unload equipment from the cabin section of Lunar Module. Apollo 13's original target on the Moon was the Fra Mauro region, southeast of the Ocean of Storms, to perform an inspection, survey, and sampling of the lunar surface, as well as to deploy and activate the ALSEP package, obtain photographs of...
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo Spacecraft, Apollo 13, What -- Apollo 13, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000053.html
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- NASA
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Neta Snook Southern, age 84, emerges from the Flight Simulator for Advanced Aircraft at Ames Research Center. Southern, one of the first women pilots, was Amelia Earharts flight instructor around the year 1920. In marked contrast with what she saw at Ames, Southern said her old plane was made of wood and cloth, had no gas gauge, and the instrument panel consisted of an altimeter and a dollar watch hanging from a hook.
Topics: Women, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Simulators, Early Aerospace-Pioneers, Flight Research at ARC, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000197.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. On the day of Space Shuttle Challenger's launch, icicles draped the Kennedy Space Center. The unusually cold weather, beyond the tolerances for which the rubber seals were approved, most likely caused the O-ring failure.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00011.html
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- NASA
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This North-looking view shows some of the Johnson Space Center's central buildings and facilities neighboring its Project Management Facility (Building 1) from which this scene was photographed. The Houston-based Mission Control Center is in the center of the frame. Visible buildings surrounding the mall area include the Flight Operations Facility, Crew Systems Laboratory, Photographic Technology Laboratory, Technical Services shop, branch cafeteria, Mission Control Center office wing and the...
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001275.html
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A one-twentieth scale model of the X-15, originally suspended beneath the wing of a B-52, is observed by a scientist as it leaves the bomber model in tests to determine the release characteristics and drop motion of the research airplane. The test was conducted in the Langley High Speed 7 x 10 Foot Tunnel, around 1957.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001882.html
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- NACA
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Originally the Wright Apache had a propeller spinner over the hub and a metal jacket covering the crankcase and inner portions of its engine cylinders. An LMAL test pilot prepares to fly the Apache to high altitude.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001382.html
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A Langley researcher ponders the future, in mid-1927, of the Sperry M-1 Messenger, the first full-scale airplane tested in the Propeller Research Tunnel. Standing in the exit cone is Elton W. Miller, Max M. Munk's successor as chief of aerodynamics.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior, Aeronautical Research, What -- MESSENGER
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001383.html
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A technician mounts a model of a P-80 aircraft on the wing of a NACA North American P-51B. In high speed dives of the P-51B, the instrumented model returns aerodynamic data on transonic flight.
Topic: Flight Research at ARC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001625.html
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One of Langley's Sikorsky YR-4B/HNS-1 helicopters is seen in the 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel. The technician is setting up camera equipment for stopped-action rotor-blade photos. Sikorsky built hundreds of R-4 helicopters during World War II. It was the first mass-produced helicopter.
Topics: Rotorcraft, NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001729.html
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- NASA/Tom Tscida
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The long, slender wing of the Perseus B remotely piloted research aircraft can be clearly seen in this photo, taken on the ramp of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in September 1999. Perseus B is a remotely piloted aircraft developed as a design- performance testbed under NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) project. Perseus is one of several flight vehicles involved in the ERAST project. A piston engine, propeller- powered aircraft, Perseus was designed and...
Topics: Unique Aircraft, What -- Perseus, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Virginia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000235.html
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- NASA/Dennis Olive
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A 750,000 pound motor is test-fired at Test Stand 116 at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) for the U.S. Air Force Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) project.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000065.html
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Two seamstresses stitch together a sun-shade for the Skylab Orbital Workshop, the first United States Experimental space station in orbit, which lost its thermal protection shield during the launch on May 14, 1973. Without the heat shield, the temperature inside the Orbital Workshop became dangerously high, rendering the workshop uninhabitable and threatening the interior insulation and adhesive to deteriorate. Marshall engineers and scientists worked tirelessly around the clock to develop an...
Topics: Skylab, What -- Sun, What -- Skylab, What -- PARASOL, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000050.html
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- NASA United States Navy
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Technicians make final adjustments on the solar-powered Pathfinder remotely piloted research aircraft prior to the craft's taking off on a flight which established a new unofficial world's altitude record for both propeller-driven and solar-powered aircraft. The new record of more than 71,500 feet was set during a 14 1/2-hour flight July 7, 1997, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The new altitude record is subject to verification by the...
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000238.html
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- NASA
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The orbiter drag chute deploys after the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis lands on runway 15 of the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the conclusion of the nearly 11-day STS-86 mission. Main gear touchdown was at 5:55:09 p.m. EDT, October 6, 1997, with an unofficial mission-elapsed time of 10 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds. The first two Kennedy Space Center landing opportunities on Sunday were waved off because of weather concerns. The 87th Space Shuttle mission...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Spacecraft Landings, Shuttle-Mir, Who -- Michael Foale, Who -- Michael J....
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000802.html
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- NASA
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis blazes through the night sky to begin the STS-86 mission, slated to be the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Liftoff on September 25 from Launch Pad 39A was at 10:34 p.m. EDT, within seconds of the preferred time, during a six minute, 45 second launch window. The 10 day flight will include the transfer of the sixth U.S. astronaut to live and work aboard the Mir. After the docking, STS-86 Mission Specialist David...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, Shuttle-Mir, Who -- Michael Foale, Who -- Michael J. Bloomfield,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000800.html
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- NASA
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Inside the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building, workers carry out the meticulous process of lifting the orbiter Discovery from a horizontal to a vertical position. Once upright, Discovery will be transferred into a high bay for mating with the external tank/solid rocket booster assembly aready mounted on the mobile launch platform. Completing the assembly process takes about five working days. Discovery's next destination: Launch Pad 39B, and final preparations for liftoff on Mission STS-70 in...
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-70
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000978.html
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The Variable Density Tunnel arrives by rail on February 3, 1922 from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. The Tunnel was installed at Langley.
Topic: Wind Tunnels-Exterior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001311.html
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- NASA
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Hundreds of birds scatter as the typical quiet reverie of their day is temporarily broken by the roar of a Space Shuttle surging off the pad. The orbiter Atlantis returned to space after an approximately two-year absence with a liftoff from Launch Pad 39B at 11:59:43 a.m. EST. The planned 11-day flight of Space Shuttle Mission STS-66 will continue NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, a comprehensive international collaboration to study how Earth's environment is changing and how human beings affect...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, Earth Science, Who -- Ellen Ochoa, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000763.html
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Operations, security and other personnel escort the orbiter Discovery from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). OV-103 will spend about five working days in the VAB, where it will be mated with the external tank/twin solid rocket booster assembly. The fully assembled Space Shuttle will then be rolled out to Launch Pad 39B. Liftoff on Mission STS-64 is targeted for early September.
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Discovery, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-64
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000760.html
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Ion engine #1 being installed in the High Vacuum Tank in the Electric Propulsion Research Building - EPRB. This facility is located at the Lewis Research Center, now John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio. This device is the early predecessor of the power system that is sending Deep Space 1 to explore the solar system.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- ion engine, What -- Deep Space 1, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC),...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000597.html
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- NASA
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis streaks skyward as sunlight pierces through the gap between the orbiter and ET assembly. Atlantis lifted off on the 42nd space shuttle flight at 11:02 a.m. EDT on August 2, 1991 carrying a crew of five and TDRS-E. A remote camera at the 275-foot level of the Fixed Surface Structure took this picture.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-4
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000731.html
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Thermal imaging is part of ongoing technology development research at the John C. Stennis Space Center. A thermal image of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) during a test firing detects eroding baffling evidenced in the exhaust plume.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000554.html
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A profile view of the Agena Docking Target Vehicle as seen from the Gemini 8 spacecraft during rendezvous in space.
Topics: Gemini-Program, What -- Agena, What -- Gemini 8, What -- Gemini
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001345.html
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- Paul Riedel, Martin Brown
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Skylab Shroud installed in the NASA Lewis Research Center's (now known as the Glenn Research Center) Plum Brook Station, Space Power Facility. The shroud protected the upper section of the Skylab space station, including its solar power arrays. When it was constructed, the Space Power Facility (SPF) was the world's largest vacuum chamber. It stands more than 122 feet high, 100 feet in diameter and provides a vacuum environment for the study of space propulsion. Originally commissioned for...
Topics: Skylab, What -- Skylab, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001462.html
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Dr. Robert H. Goddard observes the launch site from his launch control shack while standing by the firing control panel. From here he can fire, release, or stop testing if firing was unsatisfactory. Firing, releasing, and stop keys are shown on panel. The rocket is situated in the launch tower.
Topic: Miscellaneous-1
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001697.html
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- NASA/Steven Nagel
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The Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from Pad 39B on a ten-day mission with a crew of five NASA Astronauts and a Canadian Payload Specialist. The Photograph was taken by astronaut Steven R. Nagel from a Shuttle Training Aircraft. Mission STS-52 payloads onboard include the Laser Geodynamic Satellite II.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, Who -- Steven R. Nagel, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001876.html
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- NASA
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This high resolution photo of the surface of Mars was taken by Viking Lander 2 at its Utopia Planitia landing site on May 18, 1979, and relayed to Earth by Orbiter 1 on June 7th. It shows a thin coating of water ice on the rocks and soil. The time of the frost appearance corresponds almost exactly with the build up of frost one Martian year (23 Earth Months) ago.
Topics: Planet-Mars, Viking-Pathfinder-Sojourner, What -- Mars, What -- Viking 2 Lander, What -- Earth
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001706.html
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Former President John F. Kennedy presents Dr. Robert R. Gilruth Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas with the Medal for Distinguished Federal Civil Service. The ceremony took place on the White House Lawn. In attendance were second from left to right: Astronaut, Alan Sheppard Astronaut, John Glenn Dr. Robert R. Gilruth NASA Administrator, James Webb President John F. Kennedy
Topics: Presidents, NASA-Center-Directors, Who -- John H. Glenn, Where -- Texas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001681.html
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Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong receives the first Congressional Space Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter, assisted by Captain Robert Peterson. Armstrong, one of six astronauts to be presented the medal during ceremonies held in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), was awarded for his performance during the Gemini 8 mission and the Apollo 11 mission when he became the first human to set foot upon the Moon.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 11, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Gemini 8, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001863.html
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Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot Harrison H. Schmitt shares a moment of relaxation with astronaut Alan Shepard during prelaunch suiting operations. Schmitt will explore the Moon's Taurus-Littrow region with Mission Commander Eugene A. Cernan during NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing mission. The third crewman, Ronald E. Evans, will pilot the command module alone in lunar orbit during his crewmates' surface exploration.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 17, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001862.html
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Technicians working in the McDonnell White Room on the Mercury spacecraft.
Topics: Mercury-Program, Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft, What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000040.html
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Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, August 21, 1958. After the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik I satellite in October 1957, the United States realized that it needed a space program to keep up with the technological advancements made by the Soviets. On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Public Law 85-568 and established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). T. Keith Glennan was sworn in as the first Administrator of NASA on...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000023.html
President Nixon meets the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin,Jr., and Michael Collins, on the lawn of the White House on their return from their Global Goodwill Tour. The GIANTSTEP-APOLLO 11 Presidential Goodwill Tour emphasized the willingness of the United States to share its space knowledge. The tour carried the Apollo 11 astronauts and their wives to 24 countries and 27 cities in 45 days.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 11, Presidents, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000019.html
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches runway 22 at Edwards, California, to complete the STS-66 mission dedicated to the third flight of the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-3 (ATLAS-3), part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth program. The astronauts also deployed and retrieved a free-flying satellite designed to study the middle and lower thermospheres and perform a series of experiments covering life sciences research and microgravity processing. The landing was at 7:34 a.m....
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-66, What -- Atlas 3,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001940.html
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Goddard's Launch Phase Simulator or High-Capacity Centrifuge simulates vibration, G-forces and changing pressures that a spacecraft would encounter during launch and landing. To perform a test, which typically lasts one day, technicians place spacecraft components and even entire satellites in either the simulator's cylindrical test chamber (at the far left in this photo) or on its test platform at the other end (it was not installed when this photo was taken). Powered by two 1,250- horsepower...
Topics: Simulators, Aeronautical Research, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000113.html
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By March 16, 1961, enough work had been completed to formally dedicate the new NASA research center named in honor of America's great rocket innovator, Robert H. Goddard. Before the dedication ceremony actually took place, though, Goddard's always innovative employees were once again put to the test. A week before the event, the Secret Service told Goddard's Director of Administration, Mike Vaccaro, that he had to install a fence because President Kennedy might attend the dedication, and the...
Topics: NASA Management, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000114.html
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NASA Administrator James E. Webb presents the Group Achievement Award to Kennedy Space Center Director Dr. Kurt Debus, for Kennedy Space Center's role in the successful launch of the Saturn I rocket.
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Historical-KSC, NASA-Center-Directors, Who -- James E. Webb, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000082.html
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Thor-Able I with the Pioneer I spacecraft atop, prior to launch at Eastern Test Range at what is now Kennedy Space Center. Pioneer I launched on October 11, 1958, the first spacecraft launched by the 11 day old National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Although it failed to reach the Moon it did transmit 43 hours of data.
Topics: Space Probes, Rocket Launches, What -- Moon, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000204.html
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Technician Durwood Dereng prepares to pull the external-power plug from an E17 drag-research model at Wallops, September 8, 1950.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wallops Island
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001259.html
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This is an aerial view of the foundation construction for NASA's Electronics Research Center (ERC) at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Center opened in September 1964 and has the particular distinction of being the only NASA Center to close, shutting down in June 1970. Its mission was to develop new electronics and to train new graduates as well as NASA employees. The ERC actually grew while NASA eliminated major programs and cut staff in other areas. Between 1967 and 1970, NASA...
Topics: Electronics Research Center, Where -- Massachusetts
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00048.html
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Members of a US Forest Service search team walk a grid during a Columbia recovery search near the Hemphill, Texas site. The group is accompanied by a space program worker able to identify potential hazards of Shuttle parts. Workers from every NASA Center and numerous federal, state, and local agencies searched for Columbia's debris in the recovery effort. 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 -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, Where -- Texas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00082.html
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In memory of the Space Shuttle Columbia crewmembers who lost their lives on February 1, 2003, a massive collection of flowers, balloons, flags, signs, and other arrangements were placed at the Johnson Space Center sign at the Center's main entrance. 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-2003-00089.html
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This photograph was taken during the static test firing of the DM-2 (Demonstration Motor) for the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) at the testing ground of Thiokol Corporation near Brigham City, Utah. As one of the major components of the Space Shuttle, SRBs provide most of the power, their combined thrust of some 5.8 million pounds, for the first two minutes of flight. The SRBs take the Space Shuttle to an altitude of 28 miles and a speed of 3,094 miles per hour before they separate and fall back...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Utah, Where -- Marshall...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000053.html
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Transonic tunnel fan blades, with light reflections. Grady McCoy is shown standing next to the fan blades.
Topic: Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001300.html
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Space Shuttle Columbia liftoff from Complex 39A during the first launche of the space shuttle.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Launches, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001864.html
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An aerial view of the manufacturing area at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). MAF is located 15 miles East of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, with approximately 156 square miles of manufacturing floor space occupied by the prime contractors, Chrysler and Boeing, during the Apollo program. MAF manufactured the stages of Saturn IB and Saturn V. It currently manufactures the Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) under the direction of the Lockheed-Martin Corporation.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Saturn, Where -- Michoud Assembly...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000046.html
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The first stages of the Saturn IB, (from left to right) S-IB-7, S- IB-9, S-IB-5 and S-IB-6, in the final assembly area of Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF).
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Saturn I-IB, What -- Saturn, Where -- Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000043.html
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Apollo 7 Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., left, greets Dr. Wernher Von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center and Dr. Kurt Debus, Right, KSC Director, during a prelaunch mission briefing held at the Florida Spaceport.
Topics: NASA Management, Mercury-Astronaut, Apollo 7, Who -- Wally Schirra, What -- Apollo 7, Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000979.html
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Ham, the first chimpanzee ever to ride into space is shown off by his animal trainer at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, Where -- Florida
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001002.html
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This is a view of the large crater Tsiolkovsky as photographed by the astronauts during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission, looking East toward the lunar horizon. Tsiolkovsky is approximately 150 statute miles in diameter. It was first identified and named by the Russians from photographs taken by their unmanned Luna III spacecraft.
Topics: Apollo 8, What -- Crater, What -- Apollo 8
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001128.html
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NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer C (ISEE C) was undergoing testing and evaluation inside Goddard's dynamic test chamber when this photo was taken. Working inside a dynamic test chamber, Goddard engineers wear protective "clean room" clothing to prevent microscopic dust particles from damaging the sophisticated instrumentation. NASA launched the 16-sided polyhedron, which weighed 1,032 lbs. (469 kg.), from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 12, 1978. From its halo orbit 932,000...
Topics: Space Probes, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Explorer, Where -- Florida
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001330.html
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A high forward oblique view of Rima Ariadaeus on the Moon, as photographed by the Apollo 10 astronauts in May of 1969. Center point coordinates are located at 17 degrees, 5 minutes east longitude and 5 degrees, 0 minutes north 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.
Topics: Earths Moon, Apollo 10, What -- Moon, What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001484.html
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The massive magnetic core of the Space Radiation Effects Laboratory's Synchrocyclotron at NASA's Langley Research Center. The 3000 ton (6 million pound), 36' x 21'x 19.5' assembly of forged steel serves as the heart of the 600 million electron volt, high energy proton accelerator.
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001974.html
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Mapping out the neural networks of the inner ear as part of Dr. Murial Ross's study of the effects of space travel at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.
Topics: Life Sciences, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001816.html
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Standing in front of the rocket in the launch tower on September 23, 1935, are (left to right): Albert Kisk, Goddard's brother-in-law and machinist; Harry F. Guggenheim; Dr. Robert H. Goddard; Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and N.T. Ljungquist, machinist. Charles Lindbergh, an advocate for Goddard and his research, helped secure a grant from the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation in 1930. With that money Goddard and his wife moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where he could conduct research and...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Where -- New Mexico
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000133.html
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Astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, STS-3 pilot, gets a preview of what it might be like in space during a flight aboard NASA's KC- 135 "zero-gravity" aircraft. A special parabolic pattern flown by the aircraft provides shore periods of weightlessness. These flights are nicknamed the "vomit comet" because of the nausea that is often induced. Fullerton's suit is an extravehicular mobility unit (EMU), used by astronauts when leaving the Shuttle orbiter to go outside and perform...
Topics: Astronauts, Simulators, Microgravity Research, What -- Opportunity
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000147.html
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Semispan airplane model and flow-direction vane mounted on wing of P-51D airplane for transonic tests by wing-flow method.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001252.html
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Test section of a wind tunnel at Langley as seen through a window from the outside.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001254.html
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Edward H. White II, pilot of the Gemini 4 spacecraft, floats in the zero gravity of space with an earth limb backdrop. The extravehicular activity was performed during the third revolution of the Gemini 4 spacecraft and represents the first time an American has stepped outside the confines of his spacecraft. White is attached to the spacecraft by a 25-ft. 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...
Topics: EVAs-Spacewalk, Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 4, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001408.html
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The Langley flight crew installs an experimental low-drag cowling on the Fokker trimotor, 1929. Such cowlings increased fuel efficiency and overall performance.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001393.html
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Aerial view of Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise being hoisted into Marshall's Dynamic Test Stand for the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration test (MVGVT). The test marked the first time ever that the entire Space Shuttle elements, an Orbiter, an External Tank (ET), and two Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB), were mated together. Purpose of the vibration tests was to verify that the Space Shuttle performed its launch configuration as predicted.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Aerial Photographs, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Enterprise, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000054.html
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The newest addition to the Space Shuttle orbiter fleet, Endeavour, arrives at KSC atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on May 7. OV-105 will be demated from the Boeing aircraft, and towed to the Vehicle Assembly Building for installation of several major flight components. Next step will be a lengthy stay in the Orbiter Processing Facility for a rigorous series of first flow tests. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off on its maiden space flight in 1992.
Topics: Space Shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000730.html