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The December, 2009, drop test of an MD-500 helicopter at Langley's Landing Impact Research Facility graced a recent cover of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. AvWeek Story Credit: Copyright, The McGraw-Hill Companies. Used with permission. Original Image: NASA/Sean Smith
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On July 20, NASA and industry partners Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Lockheed Martin Space Systems met in Boulder, Colo., for a demo of the flight hardware that will be tested on shuttle mission STS-134 scheduled for February 2011. In addition to the demo, the astronaut crew of flight mission STS-134 received training from lead engineers who have worked on the project for the past 14 months. Here, Tom Johnson (left), the avionics lead for the Sensor Test for Orion Relative...
Topics: What -- STS-134, What -- Orion
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Researcher David Wing of the Crew Systems & Aviation Operations Branch takes notes during a simulation in the Air Traffic Operations Laboratory. The lab is used to test technologies to help improve air traffic management and prepare the U.S. for a predicted growth in air travel over the next few decades.
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As the leaves change, the new Hydro Impact Basin takes shape. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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Amanda Cichoracki wanted to create something that would make a bold, engaging statement about the innovative work being conducted at NASA Langley Research Center. So, with her creative inspiration she drew upon common elements from various projects applicable to all the science missions for her latest painting. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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NASA 360 crew -- (L to R, Mike Bibbo, Kevin Krigsvold, Tom Shortridge) -- shooting in the Langley Full Scale Tunnel for their latest program on NASA's commitment to Aeronautics. This program will feature stories on the X-48B BWB scale model, The Deployable Energy Absorber (Helicopter Drop Test), and a segment on Aircraft Safety. Look for Langley's Dr. Faye Collier, Anna McGowan, Full Scale Tunnel, Landing Impact Research Facility, and much more in this episode, due out in early February....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-nasa360.html
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A red-tail hawk peeks down from his perch on a tree at NASA Langley. This bird of prey is one of six species of hawks that nests in Virginia. This bird's image will be used in a education piece that teaches children about wildlife at various NASA centers. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Where -- Virginia
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Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) Catherine Breen and Jordan Schafer study a model of the planet Mars. The scholars, who worked on a team tasked with planning a mission to Mars, were two of 48 students selected to take part in a weeklong academy held at NASA Langley June 26-July 2. The next VASTS academy begins Sat. July 10 and runs through July 16. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: What -- Mars, Where -- Virginia, Where -- Jordan
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Engineers performed a series of tests in the 20-ft. Vertical Spin Tunnel recently that measured the aerodynamics of a 6.25 percent model of the Orion crew module with deployed drogue parachutes. The purpose of the test was to compare how the model performed in simulated flight versus a free-flight flight test in the tunnel. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: What -- Orion
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LARSS participants Jake and Jacqueline were part of a multidisciplinary student research team establishing a robotics lab that can address swarming problems for autonomous air and ground vehicles. Their team, mentored by Garry Qualls, combined commercial radio control vehicles, low cost microcontrollers, a commercial motion capture system and software they wrote themselves to get the lab up and running. The primary aircraft currently operating in the lab are quadcopters. These small-scale...
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The parking lot near Building 1202 became a wading pool for this ROME truck as a result of flooding from the past week's monsoon. In some areas, even the water was underwater. Rainfall from Sunday to the morning of Friday, Oct. 1, totalled 10 to 14.5 inches, according to Langley's Flight Service Office weather report. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
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Langley researchers have been testing the Boeing Aerodynamic Efficiency Improvement Joined Wing Wind Tunnel Model in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel. They're working with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop technologies for future high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft. The joined wing model ''flew'' in the tunnel so engineers could check out surfaces and sensors that help control the aircraft. Credit: NASA Langley/Sean Smith
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Exhibit Specialist Dustin Hitt mans the touchscreen table inside the newly updated NASA Exploration Experience trailer during NASA Exploration Days at Busch Gardens. The trailer offers a 3-D journey through the past, present and into the future of space travel and educates visitors on how technologies developed for space exploration are improving our lives on Earth. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: What -- Earth
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Research pilot Dan Murri controls the remotely piloted AirSTAR (Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research) generic transport model from inside a specially equipped control room on wheels. Looking on is flight test director Kevin Cunningham. During these and other flight tests at Fort Pickett, near Blacktone, Va., the AirSTAR team successfully demonstrated computer software and control systems that may some day prevent airliners from going into steep dives and other extreme conditions....
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The Orion Launch Abort System, or LAS, pathfinder returned home to NASA Langley on Monday for a short stay as it makes its way to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The hardware was built at Langley and was used in preparation for the highly successful launch abort system flight test, called Pad Abort, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The LAS pathfinder has made several stops on its cross-country trek in an effort to excite the public about space exploration. This Friday,...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Launch Abort System (LAS), Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- New...
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(From left) NASA Langley associate director Cindy Lee, center director Lesa Roe and deputy director Steve Jurczyk congratulate Michelle Perez, a Goddard Space Flight Center researcher working on her doctorate from Virginia Tech, after Perez participated in a panel discussion about how to stimulate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Looking on is panel member Devin Michel Pugh-Thomas. The panel was in the Capitol Building in Richmond on February 3, during NASA Langley's annual...
Topics: Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Virginia, Where -- Richmond
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-stempanel.html
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Team members of the Landing and Descent Deceleration Earth Recovery System (LaDDERS) Advanced Development Project celebrated their Center Team Award Thursday, March 25, at the Track Lab in Building 1262. In 2006, the LaDDERS team formed to lead the development of the Orion landing system. In three years, the team conducted 117 landing impact tests and delivered 80 technical reports. The LaDDERS team accepted the award for technical excellence last month. ''This team has really cranked out a lot...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Orion
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-ladders.html
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At the CIAA Career Day in Charlotte, N.C., Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS )manager Debbie Murray spoke with Dominique Lashley, a freshman at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina who is interested in computer programming. Lashley said she's always had an interest in space and is considering applying for an internship at NASA. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Where -- North Carolina
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To build confidence in a design tool that could be used to analyze how the structural design of a spacecraft would be impacted during a water-landing scenario, engineers have been performing a series of subscale water drop tests at NASA Langley's Elemental Water Impact facility. Here, engineers prepare to drop a 20-inch (50.8 cm) hemisphere from five feet (1.5 m) into a four-foot (1.2 m) deep pool. This testing is part of a building block approach that will help engineers generate test data...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-dtbasin.html
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A picture-perfect day greeted employees, guests, contractor partners and elected officials who attended the Hydro Impact Basin Groundbreaking Ceremony at NASA Langley's Landing Impact and Research Facility, also known as the Gantry, Tuesday, June 8. The water basin will be 115 feet 35 m long, 90 feet 27.4 m wide and 20 feet 6.1 m deep and will be built at the west end of the Gantry, where Neil Armstrong trained for walking on the moon. The new facility will serve to validate and certify that...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Moon, What -- Orion, What -- Mercury, Where -- Virginia, Where --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-impactbasin-groundbreaking.html
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From Left to Right, NASA Knight team members Matt Reno, Chris Hunt, Mitchell Ferris, Dave Holloway, and Juliana Wu put the finishing touches on the robot they are building for the FIRST Robotics competition in Richmond March 18-20. With the help of NASA Langley Researcher Center, the NASA Knights team has participated in the competition for the past 13 years. The team has about 50 students from schools all over Hampton Roads, including homeschooled students. They gather in the new robotics lab...
Topics: What -- New Horizons, Where -- Richmond
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-first2010.html
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High in the sky; that's the usual destination for an aircraft that called NASA Langley home for two months. A WB-57, operated by Johnson Space Center and normally based at Ellington Field in Houston, was here until late December installing and integrating a new payload. The WB-57 is one of only two kinds of aircraft in which crews can fly over 50,000 feet. The other is the U-2. ''We usually fly about 60,000 feet,'' (18,288 m) said Joe Gerky, WB-57 manager. ''That's a big advantage for testing...
Topic: Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-wb57.html
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Photographer Sean Smith has an eagle's eye view of the progress at the site where the new Hydro Impact Basin will be constructed. Since last week's groundbreaking ceremony workers have removed tree branches and have cut on the inside left and right tree lines to get the side ready for excavation. Installation of silt fencing environmental controls started inside and along the left tree line. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
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Work continues on the fabrication of the Orion Crew Module KSC Ground Operations pathfinder in building 1232A at NASA Langley. The pathfinder will be shipped to Kennedy Space Center in September so ground operation crews there can practice lifting and moving it. The purpose of the pathfinder is to give crews experience in developing vehicle processing methods such as access, transportation, interfaces, clearances, and integration prior to working with the actual flight Orion Crew Module....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-pathfinder2010.html
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Sprint girl Amanda Wright visited NASA's ''From Rockets to Race Cars'' exhibit at Richmond International Raceway on Friday. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
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Topic: Where -- Richmond
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