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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
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-avweekcover.html
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Even before the Space Task Group was formally organized, Langley had begun to develop the concept of the "Little Joe" test vehicle that became the workhorse of the nation's initial humans-in-space program -- Mercury. Little Joe, a solid fuel rocket, carried instrumented payloads to various altitudes and allowed engineers to check the operation of the Mercury capsule escape rocket and recovery systems. Here Langley technicians construct the Little Joe capsules in-house in Langley's...
Topic: What -- Mercury
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/Roa d2Apollo-06.html
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After Mercury came Gemini, the project that would put to the test the maneuvers that would be required if Apollo was to be successful. Gemini astronauts would have to practice the rendezvous and docking techniques necessary to link two spacecraft. Langley researchers built the Rendezvous Docking Simulator giving astronauts a routine opportunity to pilot dynamically-controlled scale-model vehicles in an environment that closely paralleled that of space. Credit: NASA
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, What -- Opportunity
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/road2apollo-08.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at first impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-beautiful.html
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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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The spirit of volunteerism is a marriage of two periods in Walt Baskin's life. One provided material for the show, the other showed a sense of reward that comes from helping the children that see it. From that, Baskin, who works in the Atmospheric Science Data Center, has spun a life away from Langley that includes time in classrooms spent teaching aeronautics and physics by combining instruction with entertainment. The Cub Scouts and, now, Boy Scouts, appreciate it, too. The first period of...
Topics: What -- Spirit, What -- YES, Where -- Virginia, Where -- Madison
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/about/uws-baskin.html
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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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The "carbon footprint" theme was used throughout EarthFest, with footprints leading the way from one activity to the next. Here, Devin Smith measures his feet against one of the carbon footprints. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Devin Smith
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-03.html
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The Scout program began in 1957 to build an inexpensive sounding rocket to carry small research payloads to high altitudes. Scout would eventually assist the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs by testing reentry materials, evaluating methods of protecting spacecraft from micrometeoroids, and examining ways of overcoming radio blackouts as a space capsule reentered the atmosphere. The first Scout launched at Wallops Island July 1, 1960. Credit: NASA
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/Road2Apollo-02a.html
Kathleen Devol monitors liquid nitrogen tanks in preparation for a Thermal Protection System Environmental Chamber test. Engineers at NASA Langley are conducting these tests to study how select materials behave in the extreme temperatures of space. The materials being tested, AVCOAT and PICA, are both candidates for the heat shield of NASA's next spacecraft Orion. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: NASA, Langley, research, center, larc, image, iotw, image of the week, thermal, protection, system,...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-tps-chamber.html
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Many members of the NASA Langley support team stand in the Hangar with the Crew Module and Launch Abort System built by the Center's fabrication shop for use on Ares I-X. The hardware later was outfitted with sensors and stacked atop Ares I-X for the October 28 launch from Kennedy Space Center in what proved to be a resounding success. NASA/George Homich
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-ares-ix-team.html
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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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Jim Dimascio demonstrates the Virtusphere inside the Reid Center as Ray Latypov looks on. The Virtusphere is a locomotion platform that allows users to be completely immersed into their interactive virtual experience. Latypov and Dimascio, owners of Virtusphere, Inc. based in New York, brought the 10-foot (3 m) high structure to Langley Oct. 1 for a demonstration in the Reid Center. Jeff Antol with the Space Mission Anaylsis Branch arranged the visit to show employees how NASA Langley is...
Topics: What -- USERS, What -- Mars, Where -- New York
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-virtusphere.html
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Wind tunnel manager Frank Quinto explains how a model of the NASA Ares I rocket will be tested in the 14 x 22 Foot Subsonic Tunnel. The test series will help confirm that the Ares I can safely withstand winds while sitting on the launch pad. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-ares1.html
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A half-scale model of the Orion Crew Module is lifted at the Landing and Impact Research (LandIR) Facility Tuesday, Sept. 22, at NASA Langley Research Center in preparation for a pendulum swing test where it will land on Kennedy Space Center simulated sand. The test helps engineers understand how a contingency land landing on sand would impact the crew module after a launch pad abort scenario. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: What -- Orion, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-orion-landir.html
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A full-scale model of the Mercury capsule was tested in the Langley 30- by 60-Foot Full-Scale Wind Tunnel. Managed at Langley Research Center, the objectives of the Mercury program were quite specific -- to orbit a crewed spacecraft around the Earth, to investigate the ability of humans to function in space and to recover both human and spacecraft safely. Project Mercury accomplished the first orbital flight made by an American, astronaut John Glenn. Credit: NASA
Topics: Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- Mercury, What -- Earth, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/road2apollo-05.html
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Gold-colored foam wedges shield test subjects from outside noises during an acoustics test at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. NASA researchers study people's perception of aircraft sounds, especially the role of rattle noises and vibration. They use this information to help design quieter aircraft. Credit: NASA Langley/Sean Smith
Topics: NASA, Langley, image, image of the week, quiet, airplanes, aircraft, noise, reduction, engine...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-boomroom.html
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In the opinion of many space historians, Langley's most important contribution to the Apollo program was its development of Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR). Here, John Houbolt explains the critical weight-saving advantage of the LOR concept. The basic premise was to fire an assembly of three spacecraft into Earth orbit on top of a single powerful rocket. Without this successful mission concept, the United States may still have landed humans on the moon, but it probably would not have happened by...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Moon, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/roadtoapollo-07.html
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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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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at first impos sible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-dance.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at first im possible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-skip.html
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Hardware is being fabricated at NASA Langley prior to airlifting to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for flight test next year. Pictured is a major element of the Ares I-X Crew Module/Launch Abort System simulator. The elements will simulate the topmost parts of the Ares I-X, the rocket designed to demonstrate technologies for NASA's next generation of crewed spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Ares, lift, image, feature, NASA, Langley, hangar, What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/areslift.html
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The Christopher Newport University Chess Club set up a large chess set outside of the Ferguson Center for the Arts. On the left is David Carter, a junior theater major at CNU, going head-to-head against Jack Nichting, a seventh grader. Nichting won the match. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: EarthFest Chess
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-05.html
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NASA is a step closer to the first flight test of its back-to-the-moon rocket design with the completion of key Ares I-X rocket hardware elements at NASA's Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Va. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: CM, LAS, crew module, launch abort system, simulators, stack, hangar, Langley, NASA, Ares I-X...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-cmlas.html
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Scientists from the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center, including Marty Mlynczak, Bruce Doddridge and Lin Chambers, participated in a series of "Ask a Scientist" panels for the public at EarthFest. Colleagues from the Virginia Institute for Marine Science and from the College of William and Mary also participated as panelists. The space also served as a gallery for Earth art, photographs and data images of our home planet from space. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Ask A Scientist, What -- Earth, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where -- Virginia
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-10.html
Rick Mangum and Julia Thompson are part of the NASA Langley-sponsored FIRST Robotics team, the NASA Knights, that's based at the New Horizons Regional Educational Center that serves six localities near Hampton. The two participated in the Virginia FIRST Robotics regional competition March 19-21 in Richmond. Mangum is one of the team's fabrication mentors and Thompson, a home-schooled student from Gloucester County, is the team captain. FIRST Robotics was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989....
Topics: 2009, FIRST, robotics, competition, Rick Mangum, team, students, Julia Thompson, NASA Knights, New...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-2009FIRST.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work i s at first impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-lifeisgood.html
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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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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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Christopher Newport University students, Christine Allen, left, and Sheena Clift, right, staff a dispCNlay for the CNU Chemistry Club at EarthFest. The students show off lab-produced bio-diesel fuel as well as information on "green" cleaning products. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: CNU Chemistry Club, EarthFest 2008, Christopher Newport University, CNU, bio-diesel, fuel, display,...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-07.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at fi rst impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-eschew.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at fi rst impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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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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On July 13, Pennsylvania State University's Dr. Anne Thompson arrived at NASA Langley with her research team to set up their NATIVE (Nittany Atmospheric Trailer & Integrated Validation Experiment) mobile research facility. During their stay, the researchers will be measuring air quality from the trailer in support of NASA's GEO-CAPE (Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events) mission, a next-generation Earth-observing satellite. The NATIVE facility will use its suite of instruments and...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Pennsylvania
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-native.html
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Former NASA Astronaut Mary Cleave gives the keynote address at EarthFest, addressing the guests on the importance of studying our home planet. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Astronaut Mary Cleave, Who -- Mary Cleave
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-04.html
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The challenge: fly humans a quarter of a million miles, make a pinpoint landing on a strange planet, blast off and return home safely after an eight-day voyage through space. This photograph of Lunar Excursion Module pilot Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface was taken by Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong. Credit: NASA
Topics: Who -- Buzz Aldrin, Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, Apollo 11
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/Road2Apollo-01.html
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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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Langley engineers and technicians recently mated together the Pathfinder Crew Module with the PA-1 Separation Ring. This hardware will be used at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to help prepare for the first test of the launch abort system, called Pad Abort 1. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Pathfinder Crew Module With PA-1 Separation Ring, Where -- New Mexico
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As project Mercury began in the late 1950s, Langley was thrust full force into the national spotlight with the arrival in Hampton of the original seven astronauts. Under the tutelage of the Space Task Group, (from left front row) Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Scott Carpenter, Donald "Deke" Slayton, Gordon Cooper, (back row) Alan Shepard, Walter Schirra and John Glenn were trained at Langley to operate the space machines that would thrust them beyond the protective environment of...
Topics: Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Gordon Cooper, Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- John H. Glenn,...
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at firs t impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-fire.html
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Karen Steele and her husband, Bill Pardue, prefer to be "doers" and not just "sayers." They have made themselves living examples for years by helping just about anywhere their help was needed. They wanted to aid worthy causes, and if they couldn't help financially they just donated their time and effort. Steele works at NASA Langley with the contracts group for ROME. Her husband is a Chrysler technician in Smithfield. They live in Gates County, N.C. Many of their nights and...
Topic: Where -- Rome
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/about/uws-ksteele.html
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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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At the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is a unique instrument platform: the Coast Guard's Chesapeake Lighthouse. Taking advantage of it's open ocean location far from typical land-based factors, Science Directorate researchers use the lighthouse to maintain a suite of instruments that provide continuous radiation measurements and validate or provide ground truth for the satellite-based CERES instruments. Collectively, the suite of instruments is called the CERES Ocean Validation Experiment (COVE)....
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Chesapeake Bay
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-cove.html
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From above, EarthFest activities are spread out in one of the lobbies of the Ferguson Center for the Arts. Some of the activities on display in this space are the student art competition, CNU student clubs and activities, face-painting and a group mural sponsored by the Peninsula Fine Art Center, and a musical performance by the Prisoners. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: Lobby View
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-01.html
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The launch abort system pathfinder hit the road on Tuesday from NASA Langley in Hampton, Va., and is on its way to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The pathfinder will support the first flight test of the abort system, called Pad Abort 1. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith › Learn More
Topics: Orion Launch Abort System Pathfinder, What -- Orion, Where -- New Mexico
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-pathfinder_departs.html
Researchers from the Science Directorate at NASA Langley are working to better understand Earth's atmosphere and our changing climate. One group within the SD has partnered with ITT in Fort Wayne, Ind., to build and test a laser instrument called ASCENDS -- short for Active Sensing of CO 2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons -- to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas that is know to influence climate change. This fall, the teams met at the LaRC hangar to test-fly...
Topics: lidar, test, flights, ascends, laser, carbon dioxide, sensors, sensing, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-ascends.html
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Project Fire explored the intense heat of atmospheric reentry and its effects on would-be spacecraft materials. Although the ultimate tests involved Atlas rockets carrying recoverable reentry packages, the flight tests from Cape Canaveral were preceded by a series of important wind-tunnel tests at Langley. Here technicians ready materials for a high-temperature wind tunnel test. Credit: NASA
Topic: What -- Atlas
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/road2apollo-03.html
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Almost 40 years have passed since July 20, 1969, when the lunar module "Eagle" carrying Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin gingerly made its way down to the Sea of Tranquility, landing humans on the moon for the first time. "From launch to splashdown, there was no aspect of the Apollo mission that scientists, engineers and technicians at NASA's Langley Research Center had not helped to develop in one way or another," said historian James R. Hansen, author of...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, Where -- Langley...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/Road2Apollo-00.html
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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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Steve Nevins examines instrumentation next to the Crew Impact Attenuation System (CIAS) Test Article in the garage across from building 1297. Langley engineers recently designed and fabricated the 20,000-pound test article which completed seven preliminary impact tests at Langley's Landing and Impact Dynamics gantry since the start of the year. Later this month, technicians will attach energy absorbing struts to ready the hardware for testing the Orion seat pallet system. The CIAS test article...
Topics: Crew Impact Attenuation System, What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-cias.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at firs t impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-noble.html
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Vincent Whitfield, public outreach specialist at NASA Langley, visited Christopher Newport University on Tuesday dressed as an astronaut to excite students about Yuri's Night Hampton Roads, a celebration of space exploration that will take place Saturday, April 4, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Virginia Air & Space Center. Pictured from left to right: Shaun Johnson, Vincent Whitfield, Mike W., and Patrick Burke. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Yuri's Night, Hampton Roads, event, publicity, Vincent Whitfield, CNU, Christopher Newport...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-ynhr.html
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Dave Kratz with the Climate Science Branch sets up the solar telescope on the great lawn in front of the Ferguson Center for the Arts for participants attending EarthFest. The connection between the sun and the Earth is important for researchers at NASA Langley as they study climate change and the balance of energy and heat in our atmosphere. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Dave Kratz, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-02.html
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Ares I-X simulated crew module and launch abort system flight hardware arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This hardware will complete the nose of the rocket. Nearly 150 sensors on the hardware will measure aerodynamic pressure and temperature at the nose of the rocket and contribute to measurements of vehicle acceleration and angle of attack. The data will help NASA understand whether the design is safe and stable in flight, a question that must be answered before astronauts...
Topics: Crew Module, Launch Abort System Simulators Delivered to KSC, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC),...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw_AresIX-KSC.html
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Kate Coleman, daughter of Lisa Coleman of the Science Directorate, watches and listens to science videos and podcasts at EarthFest. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: EarthFest Podcasts
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-08.html
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Frank Quinto, facility manager for the 14- by 22 Foot Subsonic Tunnel, inspects the fan blade area of the tunnel. Technicians erected scaffolding (in the background) to remove the blades for minor repairs. The fan blades will be re-installed so the tunnel can be up and running again by the end of the month. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topic: wind tunnel, Frank Quinto, inspection, fan blades, 14 x 22 Wind Tunnel, 14 x 22
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw_14x22.html
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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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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A successful NASA flight test has shown that a spacecraft returning to Earth can use an inflatable heat shield to slow and protect itself as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds. This was the first time anyone has successfully flown an inflatable reentry capsule, according to engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center. The Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE, was vacuum-packed into a 15-inch diameter payload "shroud" and launched on a small...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where -- Wallops Flight...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-irvelaunch.html
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Juliann and Colleen Rink, daughters of Chris Rink of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education, got their faces painted and took part in the group Earth mural at EarthFest. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: EarthFest Face Painting, What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-06.html
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An historic wind tunnel at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is helping test the prototype of a new, more fuel-efficient, quieter aircraft design. Boeing Research & Technology, Huntington Beach, Calif., has partnered with NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to explore and validate the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of an advanced hybrid wing body concept called...
Topics: What -- Mercury, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where -- Ohio, Where -- Dryden Flight...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/iotw-x48c.html
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Denise Lineberry is an editor for NASA Langley's newspaper. She also uses her expertise to fight illiteracy in Hampton Roads.
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Guests at EarthFest were able to learn about NASA Langley's scientific research through many activities. Here, Nancy Holloway from the Fabrication Technology Development Branch and her daughter, Hannah, discover scientific benefits to society, like advances in aviation safety and coastal management. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Topics: Discovery Kiosk, What -- Discovery
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/earthfest2008-09.html
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Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smile, dance through crosswalks and skip to work. Safety officials tested the chalk and have confirmed that it presents no problem to employees. Langley spokesperson Marny Skora says management encourages employees to take risks, noting that as one chalking indicates, "Every noble work is at first impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-teachers.html
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The most successful of the pre-Apollo probes, Lunar Orbiter photographically mapped the equatorial regions of the moon. These maps, compiled at Langley, provided the detailed topographical information needed to pinpoint the best landing sites on the moon, including the exact spot in the Sea of Tranquility chosen for Apollo 11. Credit: NASA
Topics: What -- Apollo 11, What -- Lunar Orbiter, What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/Road2Apollo-09.html
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Image L68-6965 is available as an electronic file from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on 07/01/68. -- Construction of 14 by 22-foot wind tunnel: The 14 by 22-foot Wind Tunnel is used to study low-speed aerodynamics. Both powered and unpowered models of various fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft are tested in this facility which can be operated as a closed test section with slotted walls or as one or more open configurations when the sidewalls and ceiling are removed to allow extra test...
Topic: WIND TUNNELS.
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Duplicated on: 09/27/78. -- Schlieren photographs of the ran-air spoiler fin configuration.
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Seat Test #2, #3, #4
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Images L90-3401 and L90-3403 are available as electronic files from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on: 03/22/90. -- L90-3401: Air exhaust for the Transonic Tunnel, L90-3403: Air inlets for the Transonic Tunnel.
Topic: TRANSONIC WIND TUNNELS -- WIND TUNNEL AP
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High Speed Research (HSR). -- Photographed on: 10/29/99. -- Fabrication of patterns, molds, and model components that will be assembled into a semi-span model. L99-1994: Technician Tom Abbott using the gap lathe to turn the Mars' return aeroshell. L99-1995: HSR flutter wing's engine nacelle core being milled on the fadal. L99-1996: The upper surfaces of the mars flyer's body and wings being fabricated on the okamoto. L99-1997: Technician Mark Griffith setting up a X-37 pattern. L99-1998: New...
Topics: AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES -- MODELS -- MATERIA, What -- Mars, What -- Beam
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Photographed on: 10/15/99. -- Pre and post impact photographs of lear fan. Interior and exterior details and overall shots. Photographed at the Impact Dynamics Research Facility, building 1297.
Topic: AIRCRAFT DESIGN -- FANS -- IMPACT TESTS