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Photograph of the 16 Foot High Speed Tunnel at Langley with Building 1146 in foreground.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001931.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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Historic photo of the Wright brothers' third test glider being launched at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on October 10, 1902. Wilbur Wright is at the controls, Orville Wright is at left, and Dan Tate (a local resident and friend of the Wright brothers) is at right. The 1902 test gliders were extremely important to the development of the first powered airplane. The new glider design was based on the wind tunnel tests performed by the Wrights in 1901. The improvements to the glider included a...
Topics: Unique Aircraft, Early Aerospace-Pioneers, Where -- North Carolina
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000125.html
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The NACA's Airplane Engine Research Laboratory (AERL) Icing Research Tunnel 1944. The Altitude Tunnel is in the center background, the propeller motor drive housing in the right background, and the Air Dryer and Cooling Tower in the left background.
Topics: NACA-GRC-LRC, Wind Tunnels-Exterior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001994.html
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by NASA/Tony Landis
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A collection of NASA's research aircraft on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center in July 1997: X-31, F-15 ACTIVE, SR-71, F-106, F-16XL Ship #2, X-38, and X-36.
Topics: X-Series Aircraft, Unique Aircraft, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000172.html
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This 25 foot diameter vacuum tank is one of Lewis' Ion Propulsion Facilities. Advanced propulsion engines, ion engines, and electron bombardment engines, were tested here in a simulated space environment. Lewis is now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center. Ion engines have been successfully used by NASA to power the Deep Space 1 spacecraft.
Topics: Rocket Propulsion, What -- ion engine, What -- Deep Space 1, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-003004.html
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A NASA technician is shown mounting an experiment in Lewis' 25 x 80 foot space enviroment tank. This giant tank, in the Electric Propulsion Laboratory, can similate altitudes as high as 300 miles.
Topic: Rocket Propulsion
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-003005.html
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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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This perspective view shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The image was generated using the first data collected during the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). In the foreground is the Sea of Okhotsk. Inland from the coast, vegetated floodplains and low relief hills rise toward snow capped peaks. The topographic effects on snow and vegetation distribution are very clear in this near-horizontal view. Forming the skyline is the Sredinnyy...
Topics: Planet-Earth, Earth Science, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000561.html
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This perspective view shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains. Portions of the cities of Altadena and La Canada, Flintridge are also shown. The image was created from three datasets: the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) supplied the elevation data; Landsat data from November 11, 1986 provided the land surface color (not the sky) and U.S. Geological Survey digital aerial photography provides the image detail. The Rose...
Topics: Planet-Earth, Earth Science, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000449.html
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This first three-dimensional picture of Mars' north pole enables scientists to estimate the volume of its water ice cap with unprecedented precision, and to study its surface variations and the heights of clouds in the region for the first time. Approximately 2.6 million of these laser pulse measurements were assembled into a topographic grid of the North pole with a spatial resolution of 0.6 miles (one kilometer) and a vertical accuracy of 15-90 feet (5-30 meters). The principal investigator...
Topics: Planet-Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000456.html
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Langley woodworkers shape the 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel's enormous twin fan blades. At right, wood is roughed into shape from the laminated blanks, and at left, another set of blades is given a final sanding.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001726.html
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This is the first contiguous, uniform 360-degree color panorama taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) over the course of sols 8, 9, and 10 (Martian days). Different regions were imaged at different times over the three Martian days to acquire consistent lighting and shadow conditions for all areas of the panorama. At left is a lander petal and a metallic mast which is a portion of the low-gain antenna. On the horizon the double "Twin Peaks" are visible, about 1-2 kilometers...
Topics: Planet-Mars, Viking-Pathfinder-Sojourner, What -- Imager for Mars Pathfinder, What -- Mars, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000461.html
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The 40 x 80 Foot Data Acquisition System at the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.
Topics: Computers, Flight Research at ARC, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001634.html
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The Challenger crewmember remains are being transferred from 7 hearse vehicles to a MAC C-141 transport plane at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility for transport to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The STS-51L crew consisted of: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Pilot Mike Smith, Commander, Dick Scobee and Mission...
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Challenger, Who -- Dick Scobee, What -- Challenger, What -- STS-51,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001480.html
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Crew members of mission STS-51L stand in the White Room at Pad 39B following the end of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). From left to right they are: Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik, Commander Dick Scobee Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Pilot, Michael Smith and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women, Challenger STS-51-L, Who -- Dick Scobee, Who -- Ronald McNair,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001867.html
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The STS-51L Challenger flight crew emergency egress training in the slide wire baskets. From left to right they are: Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Teacher in Space Participant, Christa McAuliffe. Directly behind them: Mission Specialist Judy Resnik and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka.
Topics: Astronauts, Space Shuttle, Women, Challenger STS-51-L, Who -- Ronald McNair, Who -- Ellison...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001868.html
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Because the slots he was designing opened directly into the 8 foot High Speed Tunnel's hazardous igloo-shaped test chamber, where high levels of pressure, temperature, and noise would be encountered, Ray H. Wright had to don a diving suit before venturing into the test section.
Topics: NACA-LaRC, Wind Tunnels-Interior
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001730.html
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The Lunar Module ?Spider,? remains attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9?s Command/Service Module, ?Gumdrop.? The photo was taken following separation of the CSM from the S-IVB stage, and the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) panels have already been jettisoned. Following a March 3, 1969 launch, Apollo 9?s crew of James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart spent 10 days testing the Lunar Module and Command and Service Modules in Earth orbit....
Topics: Apollo 9, Who -- James McDivitt, Who -- Rusty Schweickart, What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000030.html
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by NASA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team, STScI, ST-ECF
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Scanning the heavens for the first time since the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope imaged a giant, cosmic magnifying glass, a massive cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This 'hefty' cluster resides in the constellation Draco, some 2 billion light-years from Earth. The cluster is so massive that its enormous gravitational field deflects light rays passing through it, much as an optical lens bends light to form an image. This phenomenon, called...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000886.html
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by NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI, AURA
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The larger and more massive galaxy is cataloged as NGC 2207 (on the left in the Hubble Heritage image), and the smaller one on the right is IC 2163. Strong tidal forces from NGC 2207 have distorted the shape of IC 2163, flinging out stars and gas into long streamers stretching out a hundred thousand light-years toward the right-hand edge of the image. Computer simulations, carried out by a team led by Bruce and Debra Elmegreen, demonstrate the leisurely timescale over which galactic collisions...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Very Large Array, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000897.html
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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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by NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI, AURA
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This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are particularly useful for studying stellar evolution, since all of the stars in the cluster have the same age (about 15 billion years), but cover a range of stellar masses. Every star visible in this image...
Topics: Deep Space Studies, Hubble, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000930.html
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The conclusion of a test firing on the A-1 Test Stand illuminates the night sky at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. The A-1 is one of three Test Stands at Stennis used for testing Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME's).
Topics: Space Shuttle, Rocket Propulsion, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Stennis Space Center...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000551.html
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Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, photographed this sweeping view showing fellow Moon-explorer astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., mission commander, and the Apollo 14 Lunar Module (LM). A small cluster of rocks and a few prints made by the lunar overshoes of Mitchell are in the foreground. Mitchell was standing in the boulder field, located just north by northwest of the LM, when he took this picture during the second Apollo 14 extravehicular activity (EVA-2), on February 6, 1971....
Topics: Lunar Module, Apollo 14, EVAs-Moonwalk, What -- Moon, What -- Explorer, What -- Apollo 14
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001266.html
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The Apollo Soyuz Test Project Saturn IB launch vehicle thundered away from KSC's Launch Complex 39B at 3:50 p.m. Aboard the Apollo Command Module were ASTP Astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald Slayton. The astronauts will rendezvous and dock with a Soyuz spacecraft, launched this morning from the Baikonur launch facility in the Soviet Union, carrying Soviet cosmonauts Aleksey Leonov and Valerly Kubasov.
Topics: Rocket Launches, Saturn I-IB, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Who -- Vance Brand, Who -- Donald Slayton,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000643.html
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Dawn breaks behind the ASTP Saturn IB launch vehicle during the Countdown Demonstration Test. The Mobile Service Structure was moved away from the vehicle for the test, which is a step-by-step dress rehearsal for the launch culminating in a simulated T-zero and launch. During the test, the stages of the Saturn IB rocket are fueled as they will be on launch day, July 15. Following the simulated liftoff, the fuels will be offloaded and the terminal portion of the count will be repeated tomorrow...
Topics: Saturn I-IB, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Who -- Vance Brand, Who -- Donald Slayton, What -- Dawn,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000642.html
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Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (left) and astronaut Thomas P. Stafford take part in Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)joint crew training at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. They are inside a Soviet Soyuz orbital module trainer. The two men were the commanders of their respective ASTP prime crews. ASTP was a cooperative space mission between the United States and the USSR. The goals of ASTP were to test the ability of American and Soviet spacecraft to rendezvous and dock in...
Topics: Astronauts, Soviet People-Cosmonauts, Simulators, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Soviet Aeronautics,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000158.html
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Aaron Cohen served as NASA Acting Deputy Administrator from February 19, 1992 to November 1, 1992. Mr. Cohen started at NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1962 working on the Apollo program. After Apollo he served as Manager of the Space Shuttle orbiter, directing the development and testing of the orbiter. In 1986 he assumed the position of Johnson Space Center Director. After retiring from NASA in 1993, Mr. Cohen became the Zachry Professor of Engineering at his alma mater, Texas A&M...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NASA-Deputy-Administrators, NASA-Center-Directors, Who -- Aaron Cohen,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000100.html
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From left to right in a counterclockwise direction: The 12 Foot Pressure Wind Tunnel undergoes restoration. The large complex in the center of the photo is the 40 x 80 Foot Wind Tunnel, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Just below that is the 14 Foot Transonic Wind Tunnel and in the lower right adjacent to each other are the twin 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnels, (Tunnel #1 is on the right and #2 on the left).
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001761.html
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An aerial view of the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California.
Topics: NACA-ARC, Aerial Photographs, Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001636.html
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The Transporter nears the top of the five percent incline at Launch Complex 39A with the Apollo 11 Saturn V.
Topics: Apollo 11, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001850.html
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by NASA/John Young
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Aerial view of the STS-2 Columbia launch from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, taken by astronaut John Young aboard NASA's Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA).
Topics: Space Shuttle, Who -- John Young, What -- Columbia, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001358.html
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An aerial view looking northeast towards Cleveland's Hopkins Airport. This is the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland, Ohio.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where -- Lewis Field, Where -- Ohio
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-002008.html
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An aerial view of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California and the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001980.html
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Aerial view of Launch Complex 14 with Missile Row visible to the right. Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9), visible on Pad 14, is scheduled to carry astronaut Gordon Cooper for the fourth manned orbital mission.
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Aerial Photographs, Who -- Gordon Cooper, What -- Mercury Atlas 9, What -- Atlas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000609.html
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An aerial view of the Launch Complex 39 area shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (center), with the Launch Control Center on its right. On the west side (lower end) are (left to right) the Orbiter Processing Facility, Process Control Center and Operations Support Building. Looking east (upper end) are Launch Pads 39A (right) and 39B (just above the VAB). The crawlerway stretches between the VAB and the launch pads toward the Atlantic Ocean, seen beyond them. At right is the turning basin where...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Aerial Photographs, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000855.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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Overall aerial view of Missile Row, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The view is looking north, with the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) under construction, in the upper left hand corner.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Historical-KSC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000610.html
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Aerial view of the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. The large flaired rectangular structure in the center of the photo is the 80 x 120 Foot Full Scale Wind Tunnel. Adjacent to it is the 40 x 80 Foot Full Scale Wind Tunnel which has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Topics: NACA-ARC, Aerial Photographs, Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001759.html
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Aerial Photograph of Wallops Island.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Wallops Island
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001326.html
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An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas. A portion of Clear Lake can be seen at the top of the view.
Topics: Aerial Photographs, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC), Where -- Texas
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001112.html
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Aerial view of the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001560.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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This Aerosol Particle Analyzer, being displayed by Theresa Thibodeau of the Instrumentation Laboratory, was flown on one of the Apollo earth orbital flights. The device measured content of microscopic bits of solid of liquid matter in the spaceship cabin for possible effect on the well-being of the astronaut or the reliability of the electronic equipment. The ERC opened in September 1964, taking over the administration of contracts, grants, and other NASA business in New England from the...
Topics: Women, Historical-ERC, What -- Earth
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000218.html
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The Gemini 10 spacecraft is successfully docked with the Agena Target Vehicle. The Agena display panel is clearly visible as is glow from Agena's primary propulsion system.
Topics: Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 10, What -- Agena, What -- Gemini
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001355.html
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Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF) at Langley. This facility is used to test landing gear and how they act when they touch the runway at high speed. ALDF achieved a 200 knot design speed.
Topic: Aeronautical Research
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001915.html
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National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration's Langley Research Center scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to determine astronauts' ability to move in and out through an airlock with the restraint of a pressurized suit. Operations in space that call for crew transfer between spacecraft require airlocks of some kind. Mobility and performance in airlock systems must be determined to establish geometry and associated hardware for equipment suitable for manned space...
Topics: Astronauts, Simulators, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001585.html
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Dr. Alan M. Lovelace served as NASA's Deputy Administrator from July 2, 1976 to July 10, 1981. After graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Organic Chemistry in 1954, Dr. Lovelace went to work for the United States Air Force and served in many scientific research positions until he left to join NASA as Associate Administrator of the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology. In 1976 he became NASA's Deputy Administrator and served until he retired in 1981. After retirement Dr....
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NASA-Deputy-Administrators, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000095.html
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A closeup of astronaut Alan Shepard in his space suit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster.
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Mercury
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001005.html
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Profile of astronaut Alan Shepard in his silver pressure suit with the helmet visor closed as he prepares for his upcoming Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) launch. 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 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean where he and Freedom 7 were recovered by helicopter and transported to the awaiting aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lake...
Topics: Mercury-Astronaut, Mercury-Program, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Mercury, Where -- Atlantic...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001023.html
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Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director for Administration, Albert Siepert, seated at left on third row, points out highlights of Apollo 10 liftoff to Belgiums King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola. Next to the queen is Mrs. Siepert. Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, in baseball cap at right, talks with Mr. And Mrs. Emil Mosbacher, seated next to him. Mr. Mosbacher is the Chief of U.S. Protocol. The Apollo 10 astronauts were launched by an Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle at 12:49 pm EDT, May 18,...
Topics: VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, Apollo 10, Who -- Hubert H. Humphrey, What -- Apollo 10, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000010.html
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Astronaut Edwin E."Buzz" Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the Moon. He has just deployed the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP). In the foreground is the Passive Seismic Experiment Package (PSEP); beyond it is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR-3); in the center background is the United States flag; in the left background is the black and white lunar surface television camera; in the far right...
Topics: Apollo 11, EVAs-Moonwalk, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001102.html
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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. In the right background is the Lunar Module "Eagle." On Aldrin's right is the Solar Wind Composition (SWC) experiment already deployed. This photograph was taken by Neil A. Armstrong with a 70mm lunar surface camera.
Topics: Apollo 11, EVAs-Moonwalk, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001211.html
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Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot of the Gemini 12 spacecraft performs extravehicular activity (EVA) during the second day of the four day mission in space. Aldrin is positioned next to the Agena work station.
Topics: EVAs-Spacewalk, Gemini-Program, What -- Gemini 12, What -- Agena
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001420.html
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Alfred J. Eggers served as NASA's Assistant Administrator for Policy from January 1968 through March 1971. After that he accepted a position as Assistant Director for Research Applications at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Eggers came to the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) Ames Aeronautical Laboratory in 1944 from the Navy's V- 12 college program. In 1954 he was made Division Chief of the Vehicle Environment Division. This Division was comprised of a physics branch, an...
Topics: NASA Management, NACA-ARC, Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Lifting Bodies
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001586.html
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Group photo on steps of Langley Research Building in 1928. front row, left to right: E.A. Meyers, Elton Miller, Amelia Earhart, Henry Reid, and Lt. Col. Jacob W.S. Wuest. Back row, left to right: Carlton Kemper, Raymond Sharp, Thomas Carroll, (unknown person behind A.E.), and Fred Weick. During her tour of Langley in November 1928, Amelia Earhart had part of her raccoon fur coat sucked into the 11 Inch High Speed Tunnel. To her left are Henry Reid and Co. Jacob Wuest, Langley base commander.
Topics: Women, VIPs-People at NASA-NACA, NACA-LaRC
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001389.html
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Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart did not begin flying until after her move to California in 1920. After taking lessons from aviation pioneer Neta Snook in a Curtiss Jenny, Earhart set out to break flying records, breaking the women altitude records in 1922. Earhart continually promoted women in aviation and in 1928 was invited to be the first women to fly across the Atlantic....
Topics: Women, What -- Electra, Where -- Kansas, Where -- California, Where -- Hawaii, Where -- Florida,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000211.html
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The NASA Ames 5 degrees-of-freedom motion simulator. This simulator incorporated a centrifuge with a 30 foot spin radius. The simulated cockpit located within the hooded cab at the end of the centrifuge arm was driven by motors as required by the simulation about each of its three axes (pitch, roll, and yaw). The cab was also driven through a limited range of motion along the vertical axis and of course was driven by the centrifuge arm along a curved path of fixed radius in the horizontal...
Topic: Simulators
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001812.html
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by NASA/Roger Brimmer, Tom Trower
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The N-260 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (FML) test facilities, Smoke Tunnel shown with Greg Zilliac at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.
Topics: Wind Tunnels-Exterior, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001815.html
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by NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI, AURA, Amy Simon Cornell
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When 17th-century astronomers first turned their telescopes to Jupiter, they noted a conspicuous reddish spot on the giant planet. This Great Red Spot is still present in Jupiter's atmosphere, more than 300 years later. It is now known that it is a vast storm, spinning like a cyclone. Unlike a low-pressure hurricane in the Caribbean Sea, however, the Red Spot rotates in a counterclockwise direction in the southern hemisphere, showing that it is a high-pressure system. Winds inside this Jovian...
Topics: Planetary Astronomy, Planet-Jupiter, Hubble, What -- Jupiter, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000910.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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by 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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Waves of clouds along the east flanks of the Andes Mountains cast off an orange glow by the low angle of the sun in the West. The dark area to the left is the Earth's terminator. This view was photographed by astronaut Frank Borman and James A. Lovell during the Gemini 7 mission, looking South from Northern Bolivia across the Andes. The Intermontane Salt Basins are visible in the background.
Topics: Gemini-Program, Who -- Frank Borman, What -- Sun, What -- Gemini 7, Where -- Bolivia
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001067.html
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A front view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Module "Antares", which reflects a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun. The unusual ball of light was said by the astronauts to have a jewel-like appearance. At extreme left, the lower slope of Cone Crater can be seen.
Topics: Lunar Module, Apollo 14, EVAs-Moonwalk, What -- Apollo 14, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001144.html
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by NASA/Sisler
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The AH-64 Apache helicopter simulator with Intergrated Helmet & Display Sighting System (IHADSS) at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
Topics: Rotorcraft, Ames Research Aircraft, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001550.html
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Astronauts (left to right) Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, pose in front of Launch Complex 34 which is housing their Saturn 1 launch vehicle. The astronauts later died in a fire on the pad.
Topics: Astronauts, Mercury-Astronaut, Saturn I-IB, What -- Saturn
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000618.html
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Officially designated Apollo/Saturn 204, but more commonly known as Apollo 1, this close-up view of the interior of the Command Module shows the effects of the intense heat of the flash fire which killed the prime crew during a routine training exercise. While strapped into their seats inside the Command Module atop the giant Saturn V Moon rocket, a faulty electrical switch created a spark which ignited the pure oxygen environment. The speed and intensity of the fire quickly exhausted the...
Topics: Apollo-1, Who -- Roger B. Chaffee, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001834.html
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Portrait of the Apollo 1 prime crew for first manned Apollo space flight. From left to right are: Edward H. White II, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, and Roger B. Chaffee. On January 27, 1967 at 5:31 p.m. CST (6:31 local time) during a routine simulated launch test onboard the Apollo Saturn V Moon rocket, an electrical short circuit inside the Apollo Command Module ignited the pure oxygen environment and within a matter of seconds all three Apollo 1 crewmembers perished.
Topics: Astronauts, Mercury-Astronaut, Saturn I-IB, Apollo-1, Who -- Roger B. Chaffee, What -- Saturn, What...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001159.html
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The prime crew of Apollo 1, Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, Edward H. White, II, and Roger B. Chaffee, during training in Florida. On January 27, 1967, the crew was killed when a fire erupted in their capsule during testing. Apollo 1 was originally designated AS- 204 but following the fire, the astronauts? widows requested that the mission be remembered as Apollo 1 and following missions would be numbered subsequent to the flight that never made it into space.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 1, Who -- Roger B. Chaffee, Where -- Florida
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000037.html
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This photograph shows Apollo 1's Command Module a day after the fire that took the lives of astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward Higgins White II, and Lt. Cdr. Roger Bruce Chaffee. The photograph was taken in the White Room at Launch Complex 34 where the Command Module was taken. The exterior effects of the intense heat of the flash fire can be seen. An investigative board was promptly set up to examine the accident and identify the cause of the fire. The...
Topics: Apollo-1, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00057.html
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Apollo 10 mission officials monitor prelaunch activities within the Launch Control Center's Firing Room 3 at the Kennedy Space Center.
Topics: Rocket Launches, Apollo 10, What -- Apollo 10, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001849.html
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A Navy helicopter arrivies to recover the Apollo 10 astronauts, seen entering a life raft, as the Command Module "Charlie Brown" floats in the South Pacific. U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmers assist in the recovery operations. Splashdown occurred at 11:53 a.m., May 26, 1969, about 400 miles east of American Samoa. Note that in this photo the divers have attached a flotation collar to the spacecraft.
Topics: Spacecraft Landings, Apollo 10, What -- Apollo 10, Where -- American Samoa, Where -- Samoa
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001143.html
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The prime crew of the Apollo 10 lunar orbit mission is photographed while at the Kennedy Space Center for pre-flight training. Left to right are astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Lunar Module pilot; John W. Young, Command Module pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, Commander.
Topics: Astronauts, Apollo 10, What -- Apollo 10, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001501.html
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Apollo 10 rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Complex 39B.
Topics: Saturn V, Apollo 10, What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000960.html