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Marshall-managed first space shuttle external tank rolls off the assembly line on Sept. 9, 1977, at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF)
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The Laser Geodynamics Satellite was developed by the Marshall Center and launched May 4, 1976 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, calif. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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Artist's rendering of the Skylab Space Station in 1973. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
Topic: What -- Skylab
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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Astronauts inspect a Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1970. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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The Marshall-managed Saturn V launches Apollo astronauts to the moon in 1969. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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Saturn F-1 Engine is tested at the Marshall Center in 1964. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
Topic: What -- Saturn
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Wernher von Braun at Marshall in 1962. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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A Marshall-managed Redstone Rocket launches Alan Shephard in 1961. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the Marshall Center in 1960 with Mrs. George C. Marshall. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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Dec 28, 2010 NASA
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More than 4,000 Army employees participated in the ceremony transferring them to the new Marshall Center on July 1, 1960. The ceremony took place across the street from what is now the Payload Operations Center. Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from the University of Utah competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday evening. Image...
Topic: Where -- Utah
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_8.html
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from University of Puerto Rico Humacao competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday evening....
Topic: Where -- Puerto Rico
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_10.html
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from Carleton University in Canada competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday evening....
Topic: Where -- Canada
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_6.html
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from Christian Brothers University in Tennessee competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday...
Topic: Where -- Tennessee
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_9.html
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from the University of Wyoming competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday evening. Image...
Topic: Where -- Wyoming
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_7.html
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A team from the Huntsville Center for Technology in Huntsville, Ala., competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_5.html
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A team from Murray State University in Kentucky competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday...
Topic: Where -- Kentucky
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_4.html
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A team from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_3.html
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A team from Huntsville Center for Technology in Alabama competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on...
Topic: Where -- Alabama
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_2.html
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Mar 7, 2010 NASA
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A team from Erie High School in Erie, Kan., competes at NASA's 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This year's race is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Approximately 75 high school and college teams from around the world are competing in Huntsville, Ala., on April 3-4. It's an off-world racing event like no other! Check back at the NASA Moonbuggy site, http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy.html, for the latest news and photos. Final race results will be posted on Saturday evening....
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/moonbuggy2009/mb2009_1.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Marshall Space Flight Center employees, retirees and their families enjoy refreshments and entertainment at Marshallâs July 20, 2009 Apollo 40th anniversary event at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Where -- Alabama
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5763.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Marshall Space Flight Center employees, retirees and their families enjoy the exhibits at the Center's Apollo 40th anniversary event inside the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Where -- Alabama
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5965.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Marshall Space Flight Center employees discuss simulated lunar regolith and environmental life support at the center's celebration of the Apollo 40th anniversary. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5918.html
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July 20, 2009 -- The Davidson Center for Space Exploration begins to fill with what will eventually grow to approximately 7,000 NASA Marshall civil service and contractor employees and retirees who attended the Apollo 40th celebration at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Alabama, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5966.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Approximately 7,000 NASA Marshall civil service and contractor employees and retirees attended the Apollo 40th celebration at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Alabama, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5972.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Young Auburn fan inspects Saturn/Apollo historical documents on display at the Marshall Space Flight Center celebration of the Apollo 11 40th anniversary, in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 11, What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Where -- Alabama
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_6038.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Astronaut (STS-73) Fred Leslie autographs a Space Shuttle model at Marshall Space Flight Center's July 20, 2009 Apollo 40th anniversary event at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- STS-73, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_6041.html
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July 20, 2009 -- Angela Storey, Marshall Space Flight Center public affairs officer, interviews NASA's next generation at the Apollo 40th anniversary celebration in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Where -- Alabama
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5597.html
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July 20, 2009 -- The Davidson Center for Space Exploration Saturn V makes a fitting backdrop for Marshall Space Flight Centerâs celebration of the Apollo 40th anniversary. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5582.html
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July 20, 2009 -- One of several video viewing locations at Marshall Space Flight Center's Apollo 40th celebration that featured both historical Apollo footage and future space exploration animation. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Topics: What -- Apollo 4, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/moonmars/apollo40/apollo40_5696.html
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Astronaut Janice Voss is opening the lid of the combustion chamber of the Combustion Module-1 during STS-94
Topics: Who -- Janice Voss, What -- STS-94
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=249
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Typical picture of a dendrite: Notice how the branch on the left has no arms coming off the top. This is because of the convective forces (hot liquid rises) that the top of the branch is not solidifying (growing arms) like the bottom, cooler area. The is a gravitational effect. This does not happen in space.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=224
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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This photograph from CFM is a candle flame burning over time in microgravity, it shows that the candle flame continues to grow and exhibits less soot.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=218
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Technicians install the Laminar Soot Processes (LSP) experiment into the combustion chamber of Combustion Module-1. CM-1 was one of the most complex and technologically sophisticated pieces of hardware ever to be included as a part of a Spacelab mission.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=247
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Astronaut Roger Crouch performs a change-out of the experiment in the Combustion Module-1 combustion chamber during STS-94.
Topics: Who -- Roger Crouch, What -- STS-94
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=248
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The Laminar Soot Processes (LSP) Experiment Mounting Structure (EMS) was used to conduct the LSP experiment on Combustion Module-1. The EMS was inserted into the nozzle on the EMS and ignited by a hot wire igniter. The flame and its soot emitting properties were studied.
Topic: What -- WIRE
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=251
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Image taken during a ground based investigation of a methane-fueled laminar flame surrounded by co-flowing air. The flame was enclosed in a chamber, and the pressure reduced. As the pressure decreased, the velocity of the flow increased, causing the flame to change from a stabilized condition to near blow-out or extinction.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=219
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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A computer model for the protein crystal trypanathione reductase, which is being studied in an effort to devise a treatment for Chaga's disease, a devastation illness caused by a parasite.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=214
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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This series of images, captured during the mission, shows the growth of a dendrite in the IDGE. Flown on STS-84 USMP-4.
Topic: What -- STS-84
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=225
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Structure Of Flame Balls At Low Lewis-numbers (SOFBALL) Experiment Mounting Structure (EMS) was used to conduct the SOFBALL experiment on Combustion Module-1. The EMS was inserted into the CM-1 combustion chamber. The chamber was filled with a lean fuel/oxidizer mixture and a spark igniter on the EMS ignited the gas. Very small, weak flames, in the shape of spheres, were formed and studied.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=250
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The Forced Flow Flame-Spreading Test was designed to study flame spreading over solid fuels when air is flowing at a low speed concurrent airflows, some materials are more flammable in microgravity than earth. 1.5 cm flame in microgravity that melts a polyethylene cylinder into a liquid ball.
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=220
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Combustion Module-1 was one of the most complex and technologically sophisticated pieces of hardware ever to be included as a part of a Spacelab mission. Shown here are the two racks which comprised CM-1, the rack on the right shows the combustion chamber with the Structure Of Flame Balls at Low Lewis-numbers (SOFBALL) experiment inside.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=246
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Astronaut Jerome Apt works at the Extreme Temperature Translation Furnace.
Topics: Who -- Jerome Apt, What -- STS-79
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=212
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Glovebox Systems Engineer, Sam Ortega, explains how the microgravity glovebox works to 2 young MSFC Open House visitors.
Topic: Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=226
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This photograph from CFM shows a candle flame burning over time in microgravity, it shows pieces of wax or soot moving through the flame about 25 seconds after ignition.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=217
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This colloidal system is a model used to study the fundamentals of solidification. A colloidal mixture of hard spheres dispersed in a liquid has started to form crystals. As the crystallites grow on earth they become heavier and fall to the bottom of the liquid, which disturbs their growth. When grown in microgravity the crystallites remain suspended in the liquid and grow much larger.
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=222
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This wide view gives an overall perspective of the working environment of five astronauts and two guest researchers for 16 days in Earth-orbit. At work in support of the U.S. Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2) mission in this particular scene are astronaut Catherine G. Coleman, who busies herself at the glovebox, and payload specialist Fred. W. Leslie, monitoring the Surface-Tension-Driven Convection Experiment (STDCE).
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- STS-73
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=203
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The Forced Flow Flame-Spreading Test was designed to study flame spreading over solid fuels when air is flowing at a low speed in the same direction as the flame spread. Previous research has shown that in low-speed concurrent airflows, some materials are more flammable in microgravity than earth. This image shows a 10-cm flame in microgravity that burns almost entirely blue on both sides of a thin sheet of paper. The glowing thermocouple in the lower half of the flame provides temperature...
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=221
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Astronaut Ronald M. Sega, payload commander, works in the glovebox facility in the Spacehab laboratory aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis. The Spacehab facility was one f the busier research areas on Atlantis during the STS-76 mission. Also, some of the gear for transfer to Russia's Mir Space Station was stowed there prior to the March 23, 1996 docking of Atlantis.
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-76, What -- Russian Mir...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=211
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The purpose of the experiments for the Advanced Automated Directional Solidification Furnace (AADSF) is to determine how gravity-driven convection affects the composition and properties of alloys (mixtures of two or more materials, usually metal). During the USMP-4 mission, the AADSF will solidify crystals of lead tin telluride and mercury cadmium telluride, alloys of compound semiconductor materials used to make infrared detectors and lasers, as experiment samples. Although these materials are...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- STS-87
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=124
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Manual activation of 8 FPAs in an earlier version of the Group Activation Pack. The Fluids Processing Apparatus is essentially a microgravity test tube that allows a variety of complex investigations to be performed in space. Developed by BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA Commercial Space Center. Flown on STS-95.
Topic: What -- STS-95
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=158
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The goal of the ELF investigation is to improve our fundamental understanding of the effects of the flow environment on flame stability. The flame's stability refers to the position of its base and ultimately its continued existence. Combustion research focuses on understanding the important hidden processes of ignitions, flame spreading, and flame extinction. Understanding these processes will directly affect the efficiency of combustion operations in converting chemical energy to heat and...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=122
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Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center works with industry and government laboratories to develop advanced thin film materials and devices by utilizing the most abundant free resource in orbit: the vacuum of space. SVEC, along with its affiliates, is developing semiconductor mid-IR lasers for environmental sensing and defense applications, high efficiency solar cells for space satellite applications, oxide thin films for computer memory applications, and ultra-hard thin film coatings for wear resistance...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=628
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Dr. Robert H. Goddard loading a 1918 version of the Bazooka of World War II. From 1930 to 1941, Dr. Goddard made substantial progress in the development of progressively larger rockets, which attained altitudes of 2400 meters, and refined his equipment for guidance and control, his techniques of welding, and his insulation, pumps, and other associated equipment. In many respects, Dr. Goddard laid the essential foundations of practical rocket technology
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=855
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Marshall Space Flight Center's researchers have conducted suborbital experiments with ZBLAN, an optical material capable of transmitting 100 times more signal and information than silica fibers. The next step is to process ZBLAN in a microgravity environment to stop the formation of crystallites, small crystals caused by a chemical imbalances. Scientists want to find a way to make ZBLAN an amorphous (without an internal shape) material. Producing a material such as this will have far-reaching...
Topic: Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=139
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Dr. Donald Gilles, the Discipline Scientist for Materials Science in NASA's Microgravity Materials Science and Applications Department, demonstrates to Carl Dohrman a model of dendrites, the branch-like structures found in many metals and alloys. Dohrman was recently selected by the American Society for Metals International as their 1999 ASM International Foundation National Merit Scholar. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign freshman recently toured NASA's materials science...
Topics: Where -- Illinois, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=635
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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STS-87 Onboard Photo: The U. S. Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4) is carried aboard multi-purpose experiment support structures mounted in the shuttle payload bay and sparning the width of the orbiter.
Topic: What -- STS-87
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=123
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CGBA, a facility developed by BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Space Center, allows a variety of sophisticated bioprocessing research to be performed using a common device. The Fluids Processing Apparatus is essentially a microgravity test tube that allows a variety of complex investigations to be performed in space. This is a glass barrel containing several chambers separated by rubber stoppers. Eight FPAs are placed together in a Group Activation Pack...
Topics: What -- STS-95, What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=157
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SPD representative Steve Lambing shows the PentaPure water purification unit to some EAA visitors. The Microgravity Research and the Space Product Development Programs joined with the Johnson Space Center (JSC) for a first time ever ISS/Microgravity Research space-focused exhibit at Oshkosh AirVenture'99 from July 28-August 3, 1999. The Space Product Development (SPD) display included the STS-95 ASTROCULTURE training hardware used by John Glenn and his crewmates, a PentaPure water purfication...
Topics: Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- STS-95, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3103
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Edward Snell, a National Research Council research fellow at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), prepares a protein crystal for analysis by x-ray crystallography as part of NASA's structural biology program. The small, individual crystals are bombarded with x-rays to produce diffraction patterns, a map of the intensity of the x-rays as they reflect through the crystal.
Topic: Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=824
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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STEP will carry concentric test masses to Earth orbit to test a fundamental assumption underlying Einstein's theory of general relativity: that gravitational mass is equivalent to inertial mass. STEP is a 21st-century version of the test that Galileo is said to have performed by dropping a carnon ball and a musket ball simultaneously from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to compare their accelerations. During the STEP experiment, four pairs of test masses will be falling around the Earth,...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=641
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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A section of the International Space Station truss assembly arrived at the Marshall Space Flight Center on NASA's Super Guppy cargo plane for structural and design testing as well as installation of critical flight hardware.
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1655
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To the crystallographer, this may not be a diamond but it is just as priceless. A Lysozyme crystal grown in orbit looks great under a microscope, but the real test is X-ray crystallography. The colors are caused by polarizing filters. Proteins can form crystals generated by rows and columns of molecules that form up like soldiers on a parade ground. Shining X-rays through a crystal will produce a pattern of dots that can be decoded to reveal the arrangement of the atoms in the molecules making...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=637
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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These are images of CGEL-2 samples taken during STS-95. They show binary colloidal suspensions that have formed ordered crystalline structures in microgravity. In sample 5, there are more particles therefore, many, many crystallites (small crystals) form. In sample 6, there are less particles therefore, the particles are far apart and few, much larger crystallites form. The white object in the right corner of sample 5 is the stir bar used to mix the sample at the begirning of the mission.
Topic: What -- STS-95
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=632
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Cindy Barnes of University Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center pipettes a protein solution in preparation to grow crystals as part of NASA's structural biology program. Research on Earth helps scientists define conditions and specimens they will use in space experiments.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=828
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Nov 20, 2009 NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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During the STS-90 shuttle flight in April 1998, cultured renal cortical cells revealed new information about genes. Timothy Hammond, an investigator in NASA's microgravity biotechnology program was interested in culturing kidney tissue to study the expression of proteins useful in the treatment of kidney diseases. Protein expression is linked to the level of differentiation of the kidney cells, and Hammond had difficulty maintaining differentiated cells in vitro. Intrigued by the improvement in...
Topics: What -- STS-90, What -- RAT, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Russian Mir Space Station
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=642
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This is an image of a colloidal crystal from the CDOT-2 investigation flown on STS-95. There are so many colloidal particles in this sample that it behaves like a glass. In the laboratory on Earth, the sample remained in an amorphous state, showing no sign of crystal growth. In microgravity the sample crystallized in 3 days, as did the other glassy colloidal samples examined in the CDOT-2 experiment. During the investigation, crystallization occurred in samples that had a volume fraction...
Topics: What -- STS-95, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=633
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Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center works with industry and government laboratories to develop advanced thin film materials and devices by utilizing the most abundant free resource in orbit: the vacuum of space. SVEC, along with its affiliates, is developing semiconductor mid-IR lasers for environmental sensing and defense applications, high efficiency solar cells for space satellite applications, oxide thin films for computer memory applications, and ultra-hard thin film coatings for wear resistance...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=629
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This is a computer generated image of a Shuttle in flight utilizing 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) with flyback boosters, a futuristic concept that is currently undergoing study by NASA's Space Launch Initiative (SLI) Propulsion Office, managed by the Marshall Space Fight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, working in conjunction with the Agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, after providing thrust to the Space Shuttle, the solid rocket boosters are parachuted...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Alabama, Where -- Glenn Research Center (GRC), Where -- Ohio
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3120
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Technology derived by NASA for monitoring control gyros in the Skylab program is directly applicable to the problems of fault detection of railroad wheel bearings. Marhsall Space Flight Center's scientists have developed a detection concept based on the fact that bearing defects excite resonant frequency of rolling elements of the bearing as they impact the defect. By detecting resonant frequency and subsequently analyzing the character of this signal, bearing defects may be detected and...
Topic: What -- Skylab
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=645
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This is an image of the experiment hardware used for the CGEL-2 and CDOT-2 investigations flown on STS-95. Starting at the front and going clockwise are the electrical cables; the (3) PCMCIA hard drives, which store the experiment software and data; the sample cell holder foam, used to secure the sample cell holder in the glovebox; the laptop computer; a spare laser source detector module; sample cell holder with 4 sample cells; the power control box; the main module, which is used to conduct...
Topic: What -- STS-95
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=634
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Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center works with industry and government laboratories to develop advanced thin film materials and devices by utilizing the most abundant free resource in orbit: the vacuum of space. SVEC, along with its affiliates, is developing semiconductor mid-IR lasers for environmental sensing and defense applications, high efficiency solar cells for space satellite applications, oxide thin films for computer memory applications, and ultra-hard thin film coatings for wear resistance...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=627
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Originally devised to observe Saturn stage separation during Apollo flights, Marshall Space Flight Center's Miniature Television Camera, measuring only 4 x 3 x 1 1/2 inches, quickly made its way to the commercial telecommunications market.
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- TV Camera, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=646
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This is an extraordinary first image from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO), the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, tracing the aftermath of a gigantic stellar explosion in such sturning detail that scientists can see evidence of what may be a neutron star or black hole near the center. The red, green, and blue regions in this image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A show where the intensity of low, medium, and high energy X-rays, respectively, is greatest. The red material on the left outer...
Topics: What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Spectrometer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2002
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This Chandra X-Ray Observatory image of the mysterious superstar Eta Carinae reveals a surprising hot irner core, creating more questions than answers for astronomers. The image shows three distinct structures: An outer, horseshoe shaped ring about 2 light-years in diameter, a hot inner core about 3 light-months in diameter, and a hot central source less than a light-month in diameter which may contain the superstar. In 1 month, light travels a distance of approximately 489 billion miles (about...
Topic: What -- SIRIUS
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2000