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Image L63-3429 is available as an electronic file from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on 04/19/1963. -- The Shotput launch vehicle prepared for launch. Shotput was used to test "the techniques by which the folded Echo balloon would be ejected from its canister and inflated in space." The giant Echo satellite needed a completely different procedure from that used by the Sub-Satellite and the 12-foot Beacon satellite. -- Published in James R. Hansen, Spaceflight Revolution:...
Topics: ECHO PROJECT. -- ECHO SATELLITE., What -- Beacon, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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Images L64-6971 and L64-6972 are available as an electronic files from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on 07/10/1964. -- L64-6971:"A technician assigned to the Project Echo Task Group separates the two hemispheres of the Echo 1 container for inspection. The charge that freed the balloon was placed inside of a ring encircling the canister at its equator." L64-6972: Echo 1 container: The design of this container was one of the most difficult technical tasks. Hansen writes:...
Topics: ECHO PROJECT. -- ECHO SATELLITES., What -- Echo 1, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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Images L64-6971 and L64-6972 are available as an electronic files from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on 07/10/1964. -- L64-6971:"A technician assigned to the Project Echo Task Group separates the two hemispheres of the Echo 1 container for inspection. The charge that freed the balloon was placed inside of a ring encircling the canister at its equator." L64-6972: Echo 1 container: The design of this container was one of the most difficult technical tasks. Hansen writes:...
Topics: ECHO PROJECT. -- ECHO SATELLITES., What -- Echo 1, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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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 firs t impossible."...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/chalkings-noble.html