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NASA's Ares Projects began work in 2005 towards building a new human-rated launch system to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit for the first time in more than three decades. Since its inception, the Ares team have made tremendous stride towards the first flight of the Ares vehicles. This video documents the progress made on all aspects of the Ares I crew launch vehicle, as well as towards the Ares I-X test flight scheduled for 2009 and the Ares V cargo launch vehicle, which will begin its...
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in August 2006, includes progress updates on: - Wind tunnel testing. - Launch abort simulation models. - Fabrication of test flight hardware. - Upper stage manufacturing simulations. - Friction stir welding techniques. - Integrated power head demonstrator. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in October 2006, includes progress updates on: - Truncated model testing. - New nozzle hardware. - Ares I-X aft skirt and upper stage fabrication. - First stage pilot parachute testing. - J-2X power pack assembly. - Final SSME test prior to Ares handover. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in January 2007, includes progress updates on: - System Requirements Review - Launch Abort System - Test flight avionics - Wind tunnel testing - Solid rocket motor development and test firing - Ares I instrument unit mock-up - Test Stand A-1 handoff For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in May 2007, includes progress updates on: - The Ares Systems Integration Laboratory. - New solid rocket motor insulation. - Engine injector testing. - Confidence panel fabrication. - Ares I-X Peacekeeper engine tests. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in August 2007, includes progress updates on: - Ares at Team America Rocketry Challenge. - Solid rocket motor firing. - Confidence panel testing. - First stage nozzle actuator. - Ares I-X Peacekeeper engine tests. - Friction stir weld tool assembly. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public in October 2007, includes progress updates on: - Stage separation wind tunnel testing. - System Definition Review (SDR). - Upper stage barrel panel fabrication. - Groundbreaking at Test Stand A3. - J-2X materials testing. - Ares at Wired NextFest 2007. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public January 31, 2008, includes progress updates on: - Ares wind tunnel testing. - First stage parachute systems. - Solid rocket motor tests. - Ares I-X ascent thrust vector controls. - Development of the first stage nozzle. - Insulation for the first stage motor. - Fabrication of upper stage tank domes. - Construction progress on Stennis Space Center's new A-3 Test Stand. - J-2X engine powerpack testing. For a closed-captioned...
Topics: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public May 9, 2008, includes progress updates on: - Ares wind tunnel testing. - Renovation of MSFC's Dynamic Test Stand. - Ares I-X frustum fabrication. - First stage propellant installation process. - Fabrication of upper stage tank domes. - MSFC's Prototype Manufacturing Facility. - J-2X engine powerpack testing. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public July 23, 2008, includes progress updates on: - Ares wind tunnel testing. - Demonstration Motor 1 fabrication. - First stage propellant installation process. - MSFC's Prototype Manufacturing Facility. - J-2X engine powerpack and gas generator testing. For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares.
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public Nov 7th, 2008, includes progress updates on: - Stage Seperation Wind Tunnel testing -Ares I-X Ground Wind Loads Testing -Ares V Wind Tunnel testing -Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring -Shell Buckling Knockdown Test Articles -Robotic Weld Tool Delivery MAF -Roll Control System Valves and Electronics -Ares I-X Roll Controll Assembly and Testing -Ullage Settling Motor Test -J-2X Powerpack Disassembly -Workhorse Gas Generator...
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Mar 27, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public Mar 4th, 2009, includes progress updates on: -Ares I Wind Tunnel testing -Casting of the first stage Demonstration Motor 1 -First stage and Ares I-X avionics manufacturing -Roll Control System Thruster Testing -Ares I-X Roll Control Hardware Assembly and Shipment -Workhorse Gas Generator Testing -Test Stand A-3 Construction Progress For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at...
Topic: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
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Jul 9, 2009 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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Ares Quarterly Progress Report #12
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Dec 7, 2009 Marshall Space Flight Center
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This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public September 30, 2009, includes progress updates on: -Development Motor 1 test firing -J-2X component manufacturing -Upper stage manufacturing facilities and tooling -Ares I-X vehicle stacking For a closed-captioned version of the video, please visit us on the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ares. ... (more info) (less info)
Topics: NASA, Ares, Space
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Jan 4, 2010 Marshall Space Flight Center
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Ares Quarterly Report 15
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Jul 16, 2010 MSFC
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Ares Quarterly Report #0016
Topic: NASA
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Ames Research Center, MIT and Johnson Space Center have two new robotics projects aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Robonaut 2, a two-armed humanoid robot with astronaut-like dexterity, is currently undergoing onboard testing. The second is the SPHERES satellite, which recently got a smartphone upgrade that gives it eyes, ears and a sensor array. These robots could assume mundane, sometimes dangerous tasks: monitoring radiation, filter change-outs, some extravehicular activities
Topics: International Space Station, Robonaut 2, SPHERES, Ames Research Center, MIT, Johnson Space Center,...
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Time-lapse video of the installation of J-2X engine 10001 in the A-2 test-stand at Stennis, complete with clamshell assembly and nozzle extension. With these enhancements test engineers will measure the flight-configured engine performance at flight-like conditions. This video covers three months of activity to prepare for hot-fire testing
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-X rocket engine, Stennis Space Center, hot fire testing, space...
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An annular solar eclipse took place in the late hours of May 20th, into the 21st, and was visible from the ground in southern China, Japan, and the western United States. Hinode is in a low-Earth (630km altitude - about 400 miles) sun-synchronous polar orbit that permits nearly continuous observations of the sun and was in position to capture images of the solar eclipse.
Topics: Where -- Japan, What -- Polar, What -- Sun, Where -- China, What -- Hinode, Hinode, Marshall Space...
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The shake, rattle and roar lasted just seven seconds, but the short J-2X test conducted May 16 at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center moved the space agency closer to a return to deep space. NASA operators tested the next-generation J-2X engine on the A-2 Test Stand at Stennis to collect early data on performance of the engine and test stand with the new nozzle extension and clamshell configuration. The test also provided data on startup and shutdown processes. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: J-2X rocket engine, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, space exploration
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The MEDLI instrument package, contained in the heat shield of the Mars Science Laboratory, will help scientists and engineers improve their computer models and simulations, and provide data to help design the next generation of Mars exploration vehicles. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) will launch in late November and is scheduled to reach Mars in September of 2012. (NASA/MSFC)
Topics: What -- MSL, Where -- Mars, Marshall Space Flight Center, MEDLI, Mars Space Laboratory, space...
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NASA's Solar Sail project, directed by L'Garde of Tustin, Calif., plans to take this innovative technology beyond Earth's orbit. The spacecraft will have a "sail" one quarter the size of a football field and park in a pseudo LaGrange point closer to the sun to double the current warning period for dangerous solar flares. Slated for launch in late 2014, the instrument aboard the solar sail craft will use the sun's photon radiation to gently offset the corresponding pull of the sun's...
Topics: What -- Sun, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Solar Sails, exploration, beyond earth orbit,...
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On April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. Video footage has revealed breathtaking images of meteors ablating -- or burning up -- over Earth at night. This video is a composite of 310 still frames from that evening. (NASA/JSC/Don Pettit)
Topics: What -- Earth, Lyrid meteor shower, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA allsky camera, Don Pettit,...
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NASA recently performed a trial run on a rocket sled test fixture, powered by rockets, to replicate the forces a supersonic spacecraft would experience prior to landing. The sled tests will allow the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing and allow NASA to increase landed payload masses, improve landing accuracy and increase the altitude of safe landing-sites. (NASA)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, space exploration, supersonic spacecraft, rocket sled
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One of the most uncommon celestial phenomena, a solar transit by the planet Venus, will occur Tuesday evening. The Marshall Center will help build excitement for the rare event with a Lunch & Learn at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, in Morris Auditorium in Building 4200. Marshall scientist, Dr. Jim Spann will host the informative session. Participants will learn more about the phenomenon, which occurs in a pattern repeated every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart. Similar to a...
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Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Venus, What -- Earth, Marshall Space Flight Center, Venus in Transit, James...
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Asteroid 433 Eros made a close approach to Earth the morning of January 31st coming within 0.17 AU (15 million miles) of our planet. In this set of images taken that morning, the bright moving dot near the center of the field is the 21 mile long Eros.
Topics: What -- Earth, Marshall Space Flight Center, Meteoroid Environment Office, Asteroid 433 Eros,...
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In a brief but dazzling display, a 1.86-second burst of flame emerges from the A-1 test stand at Stennis Space Center as NASA kicks off the first in a series of J-2X powerpack tests the evening of Feb. 15. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, J-2X rocket engine, Powerpack, Stennis Space Center, space...
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The author/director of this creative piece is Paul Gradl who works on the J-2X development effort. A superb engineer with a technical background in combustion devices design and analysis, he came up with the notion of stringing together the J-2X development process starting with conceptual design, then detailed design and analysis, through fabrication and assembly, and finally into full-scale hot-fire testing. The result is truly excellent.
Topics: J 2-X rocket engine, Marshall Space Flight Center
Source: http://youtu.be/FAP2uDiDSIM
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On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical...
Topics: Where -- Venus, What -- Hinode, Marshall Space Flight Center, Venus transit, solar eclipse, Hinode,...
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Testing of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine continues to set standards. Last fall, the engine attained 100 percent power in just its fourth test and became the fastest U.S. rocket engine to achieve a full-flight duration test, hitting that 500-second mark in its eighth test. On, May 25, NASA recorded another first during a 40-second test of the engine on the A-2 Test Stand at John C. Stennis Space Center. For the first time, test conductors fired the J-2X in both the secondary and primary...
Topics: J-2X rocket engine, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, space exploration, beyond...
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NASA successfully completed the final flight in a series of tests of a new robotic lander prototype at the Redstone Test Center's propulsion test facility on the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. Since early October, the Robotic Lander Development Project at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville has subjected the lander prototype to a series of more complex outdoor flight tests maneuvers. The team steadily increased the lander's flight profile, starting by hovering the...
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, robotic lander prototype, Mighty Eagle, US Army Redstone Arsenal
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A camera in Cartersville, Ga., captured this view of a bright fireball over Georgia on the night of Mar. 7, 2012, at approx. 10:19:11 EST. The meteor was first recorded at an altitude of 51.5 miles (89.2 km) southeast of Tunnel Hill, Ga., moving slightly south of west at approximately 15 km/s (33,500 mph). It was last seen 16.9 miles (27.2 km) above State Road 95, southeast of Rock Springs, Ga. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)
Topics: Where -- Georgia, Marshall Space Flight Center, Bill Cooke, Meteoroid Environment Office, fireball,...
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NASA conducted a key stability test firing of the J-2X rocket engine Dec. 1, marking another step forward in development of the upper-stage engine that will carry humans farther into space than ever before. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, J-2X rocket engine, space exploration, Stennis Space Center
Source: http://youtu.be/IXlOAHwWe2E
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It was three-two-one to brilliant fire as NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center tested a small solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System booster. The Mar. 14 test provides a quick, affordable and effective way to evaluate a new nozzle insulation material for the SLS solid rocket booster. (NASA/MSFC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Launch System, solid rocket booster, long duration space...
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Using a piece of transparent plastic and some tape, STS-126 Mission Specialist Don Pettit builds a coffee cup that works in a weightless environment.
Topics: What -- STS-126, Marshall Space Flight Center, International Space Center, education, science,...
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On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical...
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Topics: Where -- Venus, What -- Hinode, Marshall Space Flight Center, Hinode, Venus transit, solar eclipse,...
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Spectacular images from the Hinode spacecraft show the solar eclipse, which darkened the sky in parts of the Western United States and Southeast Asia yesterday.
Topics: What -- Hinode, Hinode, solar eclipse, astronomy, ring of fire, NASA
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NASA conducted a 260-second J-2X engine test at the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi on June 13 marking another step in developing the Space Launch System, the next-generation rocket that will carry humans deeper into space than ever before. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-X rocket engine, Space Launch System, beyond...
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Editor's note: This is a repost due to a video change. Thanks for all your previous comments. Featuring NASA Marshall's Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success & Teamwork (FIRST) employees and student interns, 'Future Frontier' discusses the new Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift launch vehicle and its importance to furthering NASA's exploration mission. NASA FIRST is the Agency's leadership program for promising young professionals. (NASA/MSFC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, FIRST, Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success &...
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A bright Taurid streaks across southern Tennessee in the wee hours of Nov. 7, 2011. The bright flare in the meteor about two-thirds of the way into the video is caused by the meteor breaking into smaller pieces. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)
Topics: Where -- Tennessee, Marshall Space Flight Center, Meteroid Environment Office, taurids, meteor...
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The X-ray Telescope on the Japanese/NASA mission Hinode has been observing the full Sun for an extended period. In this movie significant small-scale dynamic events can be observed as well as the slow maturation of many active regions now visible on the solar disk. Hinode is joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the Sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots.
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Hinode, Hinode, solar system, sun, JAXA, NASA, sunspots
Source: http://youtu.be/YdAbwGpS66U
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During a record-breaking June 8 test, engineers throttled the J-2X powerpack up and down several times to explore numerous operating points required for the fuel and oxidizer turbopumps. The results of this test will be useful for determining performance and hardware life for the J-2X engine turbopumps. The J-2X engine will power the upper stage of the evolved NASA¹s Space Launch System, an advanced heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration...
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-x rocket engine, Space Launch System,...
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This Chandra X-ray video shows the elements distribution in supernova remnant Cas A. The distributions of sulfur, silicon, magnesium and neon are similar. Oxygen, which according to theoretical models is the most abundant element in the remnant, is difficult to detect because the X-ray emission characteristic of oxygen ions is strongly absorbed by gas in along the line of sight to Cas A, and because almost all the oxygen ions have had all their electrons stripped away. (NASA/CXC/A. Hobart)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, Chandra X-ray, supernova, Cassiopeia A, Cas A
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In the video, Dr. Jerry Fishman discusses his career as a scientist, his lifelong interest in science and his recognition as the 2011 Shaw Prize Recipient for Astronomy.
Topics: NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Dr. Jerry Fishman, Shaw Prize, astronomy, space exploration
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Dr. Robert Suggs, leader of the Space Environments Team at MSFC, captured NanoSail-D as it trekked across the sky on March 2nd, 2011. This video is from the small finder camera and appears just as was seen by the the naked eye that evening. Dr. Suggs utilized MSFC's Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory to acquire the video. The same image was also captured in the facilities' 80mm and 14" telescopes.
Topics: NanoSail-D, solar sail, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, sky observation
Source: http://youtu.be/2riMYUH7cyE
Co-hosts, Lori Meggs and Bill Hubscher reminisce with the current Shuttle Propulsion managers and our Center Director at KSC before the launch of STS-134 on the coming close of the program. After thirty years of successfully supporting the country's space goals, the shuttle program comes to an end with the launch of STS-135.
Topics: What -- STS-134, marshall space flight center, STS-134, space shuttle, NASA, space exploration
Source: http://youtu.be/41mORhTvpno
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This brief video shows a view of the Aug 8 fireball meteor that entered the atmosphere 54 miles above Lake Erie and moved SSE at 25 km/s, or 55,900 mph. This view is from the all sky camera in Mcmaster, Ontario.
Topics: NASA, Perseids meteor shower, Marshall Space Flight Center, fireball meteor, all-sky camera
Source: http://youtu.be/FsrMY31MhL4
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This brief video shows a view of the Aug 8 fireball meteor that entered the atmosphere 54 miles above Lake Erie and moved SSE at 25 km/s, or 55,900 mph. This view is from the all sky camera in Tavistick, Ontario.
Topics: NASA, Perseids meteor shower, Marshall Space Flight Center, fireball meteor, all-sky camera
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Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Space Launch System, Heavy-Lift Rocket, exploration
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Time-lapse video of J-2X engine assembly at the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne assembly area at Stennis Space Center, Miss.
Topics: J-2X, rocket engine, marshall space flight center, stennis space center, pratt whitney rocketdyne
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Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have recorded the brightest meteor ever seen by their network. On May 20, 2011, six-foot diameter fragment of an unknown comet entered the atmosphere about 66 miles above Macon, Ga., traveling northwest at a speed of about 86,000 mph.
Topics: meteor, macon, nasa
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This video shows a very bright meteor that streaked over the skies of Atlanta, Ga., on the night of Aug. 28, 2011. The view is from an all sky camera in Cartersville, Ga., operated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)
Topics: Where -- Atlanta, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, meteor, all sky camera, space exploration
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NASA conducted a 40-second test of the J-2X rocket engine Sept. 28, the most recent in a series of tests of the next-generation engine selected as part of the Space Launch System architecture that will once again carry humans into deep space. It was a test at the 99 percent power level to gain a better understanding of start and shutdown systems as well as modifications that had been made from previous test firing results.
Topics: NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, J-2X rocket engine, Space Launch System, space exploration
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A new color all-sky camera has opened its eyes at the ALaMO, or Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Watch its inaugural video below, showing sunset fade into evening at the Marshall Center on Oct. 5, 2011. The time-lapse video spans about 2:28 hours, and the moon is the object that emerges at the lower left side to cross the sky so brightly.
Topics: What -- Moon, Marshall Space Flight Center, ALaMO, all-sky camera
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The Robotic Lander Development Project at the Marshall Center is testing a prototype lander that will aid in the design and development of a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers capable of performing science and exploration research at multiple destinations in the solar system. The prototype also provides a platform to test sensors, avionics, software, landing legs, and integrated system elements to support autonomous landings on airless planetary bodies in the solar system.
Topics: NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, space exploration
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This video collage provides several views of the robotic lander prototype during its second free flight test. The lander is captured in flight from overhead and side mounted cameras in high definition and infrared video. The infrared video allows engineers to see how the vehicle is behaving thermally as well as how the thrusters pulse during test since the thruster plumes are invisible to the naked eye..
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Robotic Lander Prototype, space exploration
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This brief video shows a view of the Aug 8 fireball meteor that entered the atmosphere 54 miles above Lake Erie and moved SSE at 25 km/s, or 55,900 mph. This view is from the all sky camera in Orangeville, Ontario.
Topics: NASA, Perseids meteor shower, Marshall Space Flight Center, fireball meteor, all-sky camera
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This brief video shows an unexpected visitor helping NASA astronomers watch for Perseid meteors -- but only for a moment! Video was taken on the night of Aug. 14, 2011, from the NASA camera located at the Tellus Science Center in Cartersville, Ga. The silvery full moon is visible in the lower left portion of the frame. Credt: NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office
Topics: What -- Moon, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Perseids meteor shower, all-sky camera
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On the night of July 26, allsky cameras of the NASA fireball network detected three Perseid meteors in the skies over Tennessee and Alabama. The first seen by the cameras this year, these meteors are the "advance guard" of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of Aug. 12. NASA plans a live Web chat on Aug. 12 to observe the Perseids: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html
Topics: Where -- Alabama, Where -- Tennessee, Marshall Space Flight Center, Bill Cooke, Perseids meteor...
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On Monday, June 13, the robotic lander mission team was poised and ready when the lander prototype in the adjacent building lifted itself off the ground and rose unrestrained higher and higher. Applause broke out in the control room when the lander gently sat back down. This marks the first free flight of this prototype for the Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The robotic lander flew up to 7 feet for 27 seconds.
Topics: robotic lander, marshall space flight center, nasa, space exploration
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Topics: Space Launch System, Heavy-Lift rocket, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, space exploration
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This animation shows an artist's impression of a distant galaxy and its hidden black hole found in an epoch when the Universe was less than one billion years old. Credit: NASA/CXC/A. Hobart
Topics: chandra x-ray observatory, black hole, marshall space flight center, nasa, space exploration,...
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On Monday, October 3, 2011, NASA's Centennial Challenges program awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry. Three teams successfully met all requirements and competed for the $1.65 million purse in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, over the skies of Santa Rosa, California
Topics: marshall space flight center, Centennial Challenges Program, CAFE Green Flight Challenge, fuel...
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More than half a century of human space flight and research has formed the basis for the powerful J-2X rocket engine. Credit: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, J-2X rocket engine, space exploration
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During a recent test at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the robotic lander prototype, known as Mighty Eagle, performed a hover test flying up to three feet and then translated, or moved itself sideways, to perform a controlled, safe landing 13 feet from the launch pad. This is a complex maneuver for the lander to perform accurately since a robotic lander may need to right itself autonomously when it comes in for landing on an airless body or planet with no atmosphere....
Topics: What -- Moon, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Robotic Lander Prototype, Mighty Eagle
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NASA's Robotic Lander Development Project at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. conducts the second free-flight test of a robotic lander prototype. During test the lander successfully executed its planned flight profile, autonomously ascending to a six-foot hover and descending to conduct a controlled soft landing.
Topics: Marshall Space FLight Center, robotic lander prototype, NASA, space exploration
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Gene Kranz, flight director for the NASA Apollo program and best known for his role in directing the successful mission control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, delivered the keynote address at the AIAA SpaceOps Conference Gala on the evening of April 29 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Kranz also received the 2010 International SpaceOps Exceptional Achievement Medal, for pioneering the concepts and procedures that laid the foundation for human...
Topics: Where -- Alabama, What -- Apollo 13, AIAA SpaceOps Conference, Gene Kranz, U.S.Space & Rocket...
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This animation shows how a black hole may have formed in SN 1979C. The collapse of a massive star is shown, after it has exhausted its fuel. A flash of light from a shock breaking through the surface of the star is then shown, followed by a powerful supernova explosion. The view then zooms into the center of the explosion. Credits: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart
Topics: SN 1979C, supernova, explosion, black hole, marshall space flight center, chandra x-ray...
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From the tip of the external tank that reaches orbit first, to a tool with an unlimited range of motion, learn about unique manufacturing capabilities on the September episode of "Focus on Marshall," the Marshall Space Flight Center's video program. Viewers will go inside the Multipurpose Machining Center in Building 4705, to see the world's largest seven-axis milling tool, used to cut and shape massive and complex developmental hardware. Most machines of this type only move in three-...
Topics: What -- AIRS, NASA, Marshall
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A legacy of smoke and fire is celebrated in the May episode of "Focus on Marshall." The "Focus on Marshall" team traveled to Promontory, Utah, for the final ground test of a space shuttle solid rocket motor in February. The test was conducted to ensure the safe fly-out of the remaining space shuttle missions. A total of 43 design objectives were measured through 258 instrument channels during the two-minute static firing. Hear from Marshall Center managers as they reflect on...
Topics: Where -- Utah, motor test, space shuttle, promontory, utah, nasa, focus on marshall
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This July, a summer intern took video using a flip-cam. The video depicts the James Webb Space Telescope mirrors being moved out of the X-Ray and Cryogenics facility. If you're wondering why it's so shaky -- that's because the process actually takes much longer than what is shown, the video is (in most parts) sped up by 150-200%
Topics: NASA, JWST Mirrors, James Webb Space Telescope, X-Ray and Cryogenics Facility, XRCF, Marshall Space...
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Slowly drifting across the horizon like a small cluster of clouds, large red, white and blue parachutes glide across the Arizona sky, bringing their payload to a gentle landing on desert floor below. These parachutes are part of a recovery system under development by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to return a expended solid rocket motor to Earth for recovery and reuse. Through this ongoing series of development tests at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground...
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Gene Kranz, flight director for the NASA Apollo program and best known for his role in directing the successful mission control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, delivered the keynote address at the AIAA SpaceOps Conference Gala on the evening of April 29 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Kranz also received the 2010 International SpaceOps Exceptional Achievement Medal, for pioneering the concepts and procedures that laid the foundation for human...
Topics: Where -- Alabama, What -- Apollo 13, AIAA SpaceOps Conference, Gene Kranz, U.S.Space & Rocket...
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This video shows a compilation of events seen during the peak of the 2010 Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 13, 2010, over Huntsville, Ala. The shower began around July 17, peaked August 12-13 and will be officially over by August 24. The Perseids have been observed for at least 2,000 years and are associated with the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Video: NASA/MSFC/D. Moser, NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office
Topics: perseid, meteor shower, nasa, astronomy, fireball, marshall space flight center
Source: http://youtu.be/iKAAK5dUMA0