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How do you chill down 1.4 million pounds of solid rocket fuel in the hot Utah desert? Lots of air conditioning! Learn how ATK chilled down DM-2, the second Ares first stage development motor in advance of the August 31 static test. DM-2 is a "cold motor" test with the mean motor temperature at 40 degrees for the two-minute test.
Topics: Where -- Utah, MSFC, NASA, DM-2, Rocket
Source: http://youtu.be/j4tVGXuKjpM
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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...
Source: http://youtu.be/57P5FFdmij8
This month, the Focus on Marshall team invites you to a very special ceremony -- the NASA verison of a "birthday party" as the Marshall Space Flight Center turns 50 years old. Join them for the unveiling of an historic marker to celebrate this important milestone, then meet some of the great folks that have contributed to America's space program. Captioned version: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=31939551
Topics: focus on marshall, marshall space flight center, nasa
Source: http://youtu.be/SDygnerFywo
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Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, students are busy checking forests for ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Topics: lyme, disease, ticks, uab, university of alabama, nasa, science, spinoff
Source: http://youtu.be/KylwvWmnJos
Pull cord, deploy chute. Sounds simple, right? For the Ares I-X team the trick was in that "pull cord" step. After a thorough root cause analysis, NASA has pinpointed the likely culprit behind the Ares I-X parachute system anomaly -- an errant cord yank that caused one reefing line pyro charge to fire prematurely while still in the parachute pack. During the Ares I-X suborbital flight, the packed parachutes shook and shimmied inside the vehicle. Engineers believe the pack dynamics...
Topics: ares I-x, ares rocket, parachute, constellation.nasa
Source: http://youtu.be/UgKHuIJ6Cdo
The NASA Student Launch Projects, is a competition that challenges high school and university-level students to design, build and fly a reusable rocket with scientific payload to one mile in altitude. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers. NASA Student Launch Projects are sponsored by ATK Launch Systems. The annual launch event is hosted at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., and launch services are provided by the local National...
Topics: NASA, SLP, SLI, USLI, University, science, rockets, rocketry, launch, students, college,...
Source: http://youtu.be/PLFQxFlkNAE
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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
Marshall Space Flight Center control system engineer Be Trieu, who is originally from Vietnam, is profiled in this video. It was shot in Marshalls West Test Area where he has worked since 1985.
Topics: Where -- Vietnam, NASA, MSFC, Marshall Space Flight Center
Source: http://youtu.be/V4NFGPET_14
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/oYo5MhcVgXM
Vigilant sky watchers were treated to a fiery surprise in western Alabama sky on Friday, March 19. Allsky meteor cameras at the Marshall Center and near Chickamauga, Ga., recorded a fireball streaking across the sky around 11:19 p.m. CDT. Moving at a speed of 42,500 mph -- or 12 miles per second -- the meteor burned up approximately 20 miles up in the atmosphere. Although very bright, the meteor was deemed not large enough to produce meteorites. Mid-March is typically a lull period for meteor...
Topics: Where -- Alabama, Where -- California, Where -- Mississippi, fireball, meteor, bill cooke, marshall...
Source: http://youtu.be/vYkTcXtuOxk
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
Source: http://youtu.be/BiJdPICuUGg
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/ByCKPvdin48
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/MXj7Ttytbyg
Talk about time flying! Take a look at this super-fast review of highlights from the past 50 years at the Marshall Center. This year, Marshall is celebrating its 50th anniversary, highlighting its historical engineering and technology achievements and service to the nation and America's space program.
Topics: marshall space flight center, 50th anniversary, nasa
Source: http://youtu.be/uOY7kN3g2b4
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Shows how the sun's magnetic field evolves over three solar cycles using maps of the solar surface magnetic field obtained by the National Solar Observatory. Begins with a series of magnetic images obtained over a 27 day rotation of the sun ans shows how a magnetic map of the surface is peeled off the sun.
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- ANS, solar, magnetism, solarmagnetism, sunspots, solarcycle, meridional, flow,...
Source: http://youtu.be/AfdIX_EV3_M
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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...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Arizona, YumaDropTest10
Source: http://youtu.be/Cwyo1iIoIdY
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On the night of August 3 at 9:56 p.m. a Perseid meteor -- about 1 inch in diameter and moving at a speed of 134,000 mph -- entered the atmosphere 70 miles above the town of Paint Rock, Ala. At such a tremendous velocity, the meteor cut a path some 65 miles long, finally burning up 56 miles above Macay Lake, just northeast of the town of Warrior. The meteor was about six times brighter than the planet Venus and would be classified as a fireball by meteor scientists. The Perseid radiant was low...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Venus, What -- Dawn, perseid, perseids, meteor, shower, meteors, fireball,...
Source: http://youtu.be/Vtu31zrSe8o
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/2qyjNXo0hok
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Under a brilliant early morning Arizona sky, NASA conducted a successful, record-breaking test of a drogue parachute being designed to return next-generation space vehicles safely to Earth. The 77,000-pound payload used in the test was dropped from the back of a U.S. Air Force C-17 at an altitude of 25,000 feet, setting a record for the heaviest single load ever extracted out of a C-17 during flight. NASA conducted the drop test, April 14, at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Arizona, parachute, drogue, chute, Yuma, Arizona, U.S. Army Proving...
Source: http://youtu.be/whPBctYHtNg
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/K7Z3Ixi9fBA
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/ijwsQW_hcXY
This video shows the association of magnetic fields with sunspots and coronal loops. Begins with images in white light from the ESA/NASA SOHO mission MDI instrument showing the presence of sunspots and the 27-day rotation of the sun.
Topics: What -- SOHO, solar_cycle, solar, sun, sunspots, NASA, coronal_flow, conveyer_belt, space,...
Source: http://youtu.be/gclE7IGq5tE
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. successfully tested a sub-scale solid rocket motor on May 27. Testing a sub-scale version of a rocket motor is a cost-effective way to evaluate new materials, technologies or processes, and rapidly assess performance. Data from the 21-second test will be evaluated to better understand the performance of a new nozzle configuration, processes and materials.
Topics: motor test, rocket, marshall space flight center, nasa
Source: http://youtu.be/Uh2MvMhgZyc
This video shows the motion of Comet Ikeya-Murakami on Nov. 13, 2010, captured with a New Mexico-based telescope operated remotely by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The images were taken near dawn and show the comet's movement over a period of 45 minutes. Each exposure was three minutes in length, and the faint angled streak around 0:10 in the animation is a satellite trail. At the time of these images, the comet was some 229 million miles away from Earth. Comet Ikeya-Murakami was...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Dawn, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Ikeya-Murakami, comet, marshall space...
Source: http://youtu.be/vCvLySsUx0c
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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
Source: http://youtu.be/AnIe4YwmdmM
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...
Source: http://youtu.be/IpTnDLHknH4