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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)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/474009main_iotw-acichoracki_full.jpg
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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