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The first ground experimental nuclear rocket engine (XE) assembly, in a "cold flow" configuration, is shown being installed in Engine Test Stand No. 1 at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada. Cold flow experiments are conducted using an assembly identical to the design used in power tests except that the cold assembly does not contain any fissionable material nor produce a nuclear reaction. Therefore, no fission power is generated. Functionally, the XECF...
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- Launch Abort System (LAS), What -- Moon, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000142.html
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The first ground experimental nuclear rocket engine (XE) assembly, (left), is shown here in "cold flow" configuration, as it makes a late evening arrival at Engine Test Stand No. 1 at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station, in Jackass Flats, Nevada. Cold flow experiments are conducted using an assembly identical to the design used in power tests except that the cold assembly does not contain any fissionable material nor produce a nuclear reaction. Therefore, no fission power is...
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- Launch Abort System (LAS), What -- Moon, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000143.html
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Photo of Edmund Callaghan with Cryogenic Magnet at Electric Propulsion Research Building - EPRB. This facility is found at the Lewis Research Center, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Topics: Aeronautical Research, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where -- Ohio
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000699.html
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Ion engine and Tank 6 at the Electric Propulsion Laboratory - EPL. This facility is located at the Lewis Research Center, now the John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ion engine is the power system that carried Deep Space 1 on its innerplanetary mission in the late 1990s, but the idea was decades old by that time and much research had already been conducted at Lewis.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- ion engine, What -- Deep Space 1, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC),...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000389.html
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by Anthony Krisak
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Icing on J-34 engine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland Ohio. The J-34 engine was built by the Westinghouse Corporation and was used on such aircraft as the Lockheed C11-122 Neptune and the McDonald XF-85 Goblin. Lewis Research Laboratory became John H. Glenn Research Center in 1999.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aircraft Propulsion, What -- Neptune, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Glenn Research Center...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000871.html
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by Arden Wilfong
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Jerrie Cobb, a well known female pilot in the 1950s, testing Gimbal Rig in the Altitude Wind Tunnel, AWT in April 1960. The Gimbal Rig, formally called MASTIF or Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, was used to train astronauts to control the spin of a tumbling spacecraft. Jerrie Cobb was the first female to pass all three phases of the Mercury Astronaut Program but NASA rules stipulated that only military test pilots could become astronauts and there were no female military test pilots....
Topics: Women, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Simulators, What -- Mercury, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000379.html
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by Arthur Laufman
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Ramjet I-40 engine in Jet Static Lab showing the making of high speed motion pictures of thrust augmentor flame. Engineers are taking motion pictures of the exhaust gases being discharged from a special burner used for studying thrust augmentation in jet-propulsion engines at the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aircraft Propulsion, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000377.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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by Bill Bowles
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Vent flowing cryogenic fuel and T/C Rake mounted on a 1/10 scale model Centaur in the l0 x l0 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel. The fuel being used is liquid hydrogen. The point of the test is to determine how far to expel venting fuel from the rocket body to prevent explosion at the base of the vehicle. This vent is used as a safety valve for the fumes created when loading the fuel tanks during launch preparation. Liquid hydrogen has to be kept at a very low temperature. As it heats, it turns to...
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Centaur, Where -- Lewis Field, Where -- Glenn...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000700.html
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by Bill Bowles
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Bomarc installation in Propulsion Systems Laboratory. View showing engine air calibrator installed in altitude tank. Note view through inlet section door showing screened bellmouth with the supersonic nozzle at zero degrees angle of attack. The Bomarc was a nuclear-tipped surface to air missile for shooting down aircraft.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aircraft Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000349.html
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by Bill Bowles
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1 x 1 foot Block Tunnel with a missile prototype model installation. These tests were performed at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, now the John H. Glenn Research Center
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, Aircraft Propulsion, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000689.html
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by Bill Bowles
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Manometer Board Setup in the 18 x 18 inch Supersonic Wind Tunnel at Lewis.
Topics: Women, Wind Tunnels-Interior, Computers, Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001470.html
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MASTIF - Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility - was developed for Project Mercury to train astronauts in gaining control over a spacecraft that could move in multiple directions at once--pitching, rolling and yawing all at the same time. This photo is similar to photo GPN-2000-001186, but not identical.
Topics: Mercury-Program, Simulators, What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000385.html
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by Bill Bowles
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NACA Physicits studying Alpha Rays in a continuous cloud chamber. A cloud chamber is used by Lewis scientists to obtain information aimed at minimizing undesirable effects of radiation on nuclear-powered aircraft components. Here, alpha particles from a polonium source emit in a flower-like pattern at the cloud chamber's center. The particles are made visible by means of alcohol vapor diffusing from an area at room temperature to an area at minus -78 deg. Centigrade. Nuclear-powered aircraft...
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aircraft Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000381.html
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by Bill Bowles
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P-61 airplane in flight test with ramjet burning. The P-61 aircraft was built by Nothrup and used by the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory or AERL of the NACA to test the new jet engine. The AERL is now NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aircraft Propulsion, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where -- Ohio
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000378.html
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by Bill Bowles
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20,000 pound rocket test stand and engine installation at South 40 Rocket Research Facility or Rocket Engine Test Facility, Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, now John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Rocket Propulsion, Where -- Lewis Field, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001208.html
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by Bob Nye
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John C. Houbolt at blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings. Lunar Orbital Rendezvous (LOR) would be used in the Apollo program. Although Houbolt did not invent the idea of LOR, he was the person most responsible for pushing it at NASA.
Topics: Apollo 11, NASA Management, Apollo Spacecraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001274.html
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by Ernie Walker
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Project Mercury - Capsule #2. Capsule complete in Lewis Hangar near Cleveland, Ohio. Lewis is now known as the Glenn Research Center.
Topics: Mercury-Program, Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft, What -- Mercury, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Glenn Research...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000382.html
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by Eugene Giczy
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Plum Brook Aerial View - E Site - Missile Stand.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Rocket Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000384.html
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by Eugene Giczy
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NACA-Lewis 10ft x 10ft Unitary Supersonic Wind Tunnel. The Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan Act of Congress, a post-war act, stipulated that NACA wind tunnels were to be made available to industry for testing. This push was to encourage the improvement of existing aircraft engines. This aerial view shows the size of the facility. The Lewis Center is now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Aerial Photographs, Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Aircraft Propulsion, Where -- Glenn...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000621.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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by Harrison H. Schmitt
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Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 mission commander, makes a short checkout of the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the early part of the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This view of the "stripped down" Rover is prior to loadup. This photograph was taken by Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, Lunar Module pilot. The mountain in the right background is the East end of South Massif.
Topics: Apollo 17, EVAs-Moonwalk, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001139.html
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by I. Snegirev
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The original 1960 group of cosmonauts is shown in a photo from May 1961 at the seaside port of Sochi. The names of many of these men were considered state secrets for more than twenty-five years. Sitting in front from left to right: Pavel Popovich, Viktor Gorbatko, Yevgeniy Khrunov, Yuri Gagarin, Chief Designer Sergey Korolev, his wife Nina Koroleva with Popovich's daughter Natasha, Cosmonaut Training Center Director Yevgeniy Karpov, parachute trainer Nikolay Nikitin, and physician Yevgeniy...
Topics: Soviet People-Cosmonauts, Soviet People-Pioneers, Who -- Pavel Popovich, Who -- Viktor Gorbatko,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000167.html
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Backdropped against white clouds and blue ocean waters, the International Space Station (ISS) moves away from the Space Shuttle Discovery. The U.S.- built Unity node (top) and the Russian-built Zarya or FGB module (with the solar array panels deployed) were joined during a December 1998 mission. A portion of the work performed on the May 30 space walk by astronauts Tamara E. Jernigan and Daniel T.Barry is evident at various points on the ISS, including the installation of the Russian-built...
Topics: Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Who -- Tamara E. Jernigan, What -- International Space...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001042.html
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by 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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by John Marton
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Rocket Engine Chamber #C-3-109-1.
Topic: Rocket Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001468.html
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by Johns Hopkins University
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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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by Keith Meyers of the New York Times
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Sharon Christa McAuliffe received a preview of microgravity during a special 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 often nicknamed the "vomit comet" because of the nausea that is often induced. McAuliffe represented the Teacher in Space Project aboard the STS 51-L/Challenger when it exploded during take-off on January 28, 1986 and claimed the lives of...
Topics: Astronauts, Women, Challenger STS-51-L, Simulators, Microgravity Research, What -- STS-51, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000149.html
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by Lloyd Trunk
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Plum Brook J1 - Site test of a 28,000 pound Nuclear Transfer Copper Engine. This facility is located at Plum Brook Station, John H. Glenn Research Center, formerly, Lewis Research Center.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000697.html
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by Lloyd Trunk
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Centaur Standard Shroud in the NASA Lewis Research Center's (now known as the Glenn Research Center) Space Power Facility, Plum Brook Station. The shroud protects the spacecraft during launch. 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 nuclear-electric propulsion studies, the SPF has been...
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- Centaur, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001464.html
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by Lockheed Martin
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The Mars Surveyor '98 Climate Orbiter is shown here during acoustic tests that simulate launch conditions. The orbiter was to conduct a two year primary mission to profile the Martian atmosphere and map the surface. To carry out these scientific objectives, the spacecraft carried a rebuilt version of the pressure modulated infrared radiometer, lost with the Mars Observer spacecraft, and a miniaturized dual camera system the size of a pair of binoculars, provided by Malin Space Science Systems,...
Topics: Planet-Mars, Mars Probes, What -- Mars Climate Orbiter, What -- Surveyor, What -- Infrared...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000498.html
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by Manned Spacecraft Center
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This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn. The photo is displayed here in its original orientation, though it is more commonly viewed with the lunar surface at the bottom of the photo. Earth is about five degrees left of the horizon in the photo. The unnamed surface features on the left are near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from Earth. The lunar horizon is approximately 780 kilometers from the...
Topics: Astronauts, Earth Science, Apollo 8, What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 8, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2001-000009.html
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by Martin Brown
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Zero-g payload building at the Space Experiments Laboratory at the Lewis Research Center, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center
Topics: Microgravity Research, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001456.html
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by Martin Brown
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One of three control panels in the control room of the Lewis Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel. The tunnel model (top center) shows position of the valves that control the operating cycle of the tunnel. The TV monitor screens can be connected to any of 3 closed-circuit TV cameras used to monitor tunnel components.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Interior, NACA-GRC-LRC, What -- TV Camera
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000598.html
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by Martin Brown and Quentin Schwinn ODCVD Reaction Chamber
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Chemical Vapor Deposition Reaction Chamber.
Topic: Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001466.html
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by Martin Brown, Paul Riedel, William Bowles
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Sequence of assembly of OAO Shroud at Space Power Facility, Plum Brook Station, Lewis Research Center, Sandusky Ohio. Lewis is now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. At the time it was built, the SPF was the world's largest vacuum chamber, measuring more than 100 feet in diameter and 122 feet high. The OAO or Orbiting Astronomical Observatory was used for astronomical research.
Topics: Space Probes, Deep Space Studies, Where -- Lewis Field, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Glenn Research...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001446.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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The first meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA.) in the Office of The Secretary Of War April 23, 1915. Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven was elected as the temporary Chairman of the NACA and Dr. Charles D. Walcott (not pictured), Secretary of the Smithsonian, was elected Chairman of the NACA Executive Committee. After the Wright Brothers historic first flight in 1903, the United States began to fall behind in aeronautical research. With the beginning of World War I the...
Topics: NASA Management, NACA-ARC, What -- Columbia, Where -- United States of America, Where -- New York,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001571.html
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A drafting room at the NACA Airplane Engine Research Laboratory (AERL), now known as the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where -- Virginia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001839.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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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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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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President Herbert Hoover presents the Collier Trophy to Joseph Ames, chairman of the NACA in 1929. Three years later, as part of his plan to increase efficiency in government, Hoover would sign an executive order to abolish the NACA.
Topics: Presidents, NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001304.html
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Langley Field on July 29, 1940. View of President Roosevelt in a car inside a NACA hangar, two unidentified men stand behind the car, and the wing of a plane is visible in the background.
Topics: Presidents, NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001240.html
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Kitty Joyner, electrical engineer, at Langley in 1952.
Topics: Women, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001933.html
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Langley Laboratory's first wind tunnel, a replica of a ten year old British design, became operational in June 1920.
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001375.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
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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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Spin models under construction in the model shop of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field, Virginia in 1939. These models would be placed in the Spin Tunnel to test how the aircraft would spin out of control.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior, Where -- Virginia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001728.html
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The Republic F84F Thunderjet fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force was one of several high speed aircraft involved in flight research at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (now, Ames Research Center) at Moffett Field, California. Instruments inside the aircraft record large quantities of data on its aerodynamic performance as it is flown by a NACA scientist-pilot through a carefully planned research program. Later this data will be anyalyzed and interpreted by NACA scientists...
Topics: NACA-ARC, Ames Research Aircraft, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Ames Research Center...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001509.html
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Test pilot Lawrence A. Clousing climbs into his Lockheed P-80 aircraft for a test flight at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California.
Topics: NACA-ARC, Ames Research Aircraft, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001528.html
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This missile-like free-falling body was dropped from an altitude of seven miles. The purpose of this drop was to investigate the efficiency of air inlets of a type suitable for high speed jet aircraft. Its descent rate is checked first by automatic dive brakes (seen partially open) and then by parachute. The body has buried its nose in the California desert. The delicate onboard instruments which recorded performance data were recovered intact.
Topics: NACA-ARC, Flight Research at ARC, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001624.html
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The third X-1 (46-064), known as "Queenie," is mated to the EB-50A (46- 006) at Edwards AFB, California. Following a captive flight on November 9, 1951, both aircraft were destroyed by fire during de-fueling.
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000131.html
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Radio and early television personality Auther Godfrey, (left) has a discussion with NACA civilian pilot George Cooper, (center) and Smith DeFrance, (right) former director of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory now NASA Ames Research Center, on the ramp at Moffett Field, California.
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NACA-ARC, NASA-Center-Directors, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC),...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001510.html
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This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lake bed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph Joe Walker at the controls. The first generation X-1s were well known for nose gear failures and the X-1E was no exception. The hard pitch down on landing usually resulted in a collapsed nose gear. The damage rarely was serious but required several days of down-time for repair.
Topic: X-Series Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000103.html
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In the spring of 1941 Langley installed an experimental low-drag test panel on the wing of a Douglas B-18 airplane. The panel was fitted with suction slots and pressure tubes for a free flight investigation of the transition from laminar to turbulent flow in the boundary layer. The pressure at each tube was measured by liquid manometers installed in the fuselage.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Where -- Douglas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001244.html
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Hangar construction at Langley in 1922.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001378.html
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The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and two of the NACA pilots that flew the aircraft. The one on the left is Robert Champine with the other being Herbert Hoover. The X-1-2 was also equipped with the 10-percent wing and 8 percent tail, powered with an XLR-11 rocket engine and aircraft made its first powered flight on December 9, 1946 with Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin at the controls. As with the X-1-1 the X-1-2 continued to investigate transonic/supersonic flight regime. NACA pilot...
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000394.html
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The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. The X-planes had originally been lowered into a loading pit and the launch aircraft towed over the pit, where the rocket plane was hoisted by belly straps into the bomb bay. By the early 1950s a hydraulic lift had been installed on the ramp at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station to elevate the launch aircraft and then lower it over the rocket plane for mating.
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000133.html
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Workmen in the patternmakers' shop manufacture a wing skeleton for a Thomas-Morse MB-3 airplane for pressure distribution studies in flight, June 1922.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001376.html
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This 1954 photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #2 under the left wing of the P2B-1 launch aircraft. The P2B-1 has been lifted on mechanical jacks in the hangar for a possible fit check or a rare attachment of the Skyrocket for a flight.
Topics: Top 20 Dryden Aircraft, Where -- Douglas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000099.html
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In 1929, President Herbert Hoover presented the Collier Trophy to Joseph Ames, chairman of the NACA, for the development of low-drag cowling for radial air-cooled aircraft engines. The Collier has been awarded annually since 1911 by the National Aeronautic Association ''for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles.'' Image Credit: NACA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/collier_1929.html
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H. Julian Allen is best known for his "Blunt Body Theory" of aerodynamics, a design technique for alleviating the severe re-entry heating problem which was then delaying the development of ballistic missiles. His findings revolutionized the fundamental design of ballistic missle re-entry shapes. Subsequently, applied research led to applications of the "blunt" shape to ballistic missles and spacecraft which were intended to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. This application...
Topics: NACA-ARC, NASA-Center-Directors, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, Where -- Ames Research Center...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001777.html
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The fleet of NACA test aircraft are assembled in front of the hangar at the High Speed Flight Station, (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, California. The white aircraft in the foreground is a Douglas Aircraft D-558-2 Skyrocket. To its left and right are North American F-86 Sabre chase aircraft. Directly behind the D-558-2 is the P2B-1 Superfortress, (the Navy version of the Air Force B-29). Also known as the "mothership," the P2B-1 carried aloft the D-558-2...
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Top 20 Dryden Aircraft, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000083.html
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X-4 program with what Langley engineers euphemistically called "Female Computer" support personnel.
Topics: Women, NACA-LaRC, Computers
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001932.html
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Amelia Earhart front row, center on the steps of Langley Research Building in 1928 before a tour. Legend has it that, during the tour, part of her raccoon fur coat was sucked into a high speed wind tunnel. Image Credit: NACA
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/naca2010_gallery5.html
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The historical evolution of airfoil sections, 1908-1944. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar flow over 60 to 70 percent of chord on both the upper and lower surface.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001299.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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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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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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This Franklin PS-2 training glider is about to be towed aloft by the specially modified car in front. NACA researchers used the PS-2 in a study of ground effect on a towed glider. Langley flew two of the Franklin gliders in the late 1930s, but the Navy never really found a good use for training gliders.
Topic: NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001727.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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Among the famous visitors to NACA facilities: Fred E. Weick, head of the Propeller Research Tunnel section from 1925-1929, in the rear cockpit; aviator Charles Lindbergh, in front cockpit; and Tom Hamilton, aviator and eventual aircraft/airport manufacturer, standing. Image Credit: NACA
Topic: Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/naca2010_gallery7.html