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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center's F/A-18 chase and support aircraft retains the basic fighter plane cockpit controls with some exceptions. The pilot's center control stick is relatively typical of a modern fighter aircraft. This F-18 has no weapons delivery capability. The primary cockpit displays include a left- and right-side cathode-ray tube display, referred to as the DDIs, and the heads-up display (HUD). The DDIs and HUD are generally used to display primary flight condition...
Topic: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E95-43155-7&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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Smoke generators and yarn tufts are used for flow visualization studies on an F/A-18 flown by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in its High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) program. The aircraft is at about 25 degrees angle of attack in this photo. The aircraft was modified with a thrust vectoring system to further investigate high angle of attack flying. The program was conducted jointly with NASA's Langley Research Center.
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC89-0096-226&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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89-3408: On July 20, 1969, more than a billion people watched Neil Armstrong take humankind's first tentative steps upon another world. (Man in photo is actually Edwin Aldrin). Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 99), by James Schultz.
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00427&orgid=1
NASA Images
by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Artist concept illustrating the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S64-01123&orgid=8
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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James W. "Smoke" Smolka, a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, since 1985, was co-project pilot on the F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) aircraft. Before joining NASA, Smolka was an F-16 experimental test pilot with General Dynamics Corporation for two years at Edwards. He was also a project pilot with the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) F-16 Joint Test Force located at Dryden. In addition to his work with the F-18 program,...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC94-42398-1&orgid=7
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Voyager 1 took this photo of Jupiter Feb. 1, 1979, at a range of 20 million miles (32.7 million kilometers). Voyager scientists can now see that different colors in clouds around the Great Red Spot imply that the clouds swirl around the spot at varying altitudes. They also observe apparently regular spacing between the small white spots in the southern hemisphere and similar positioning of dark spots in the northern hemisphere. A major activity will be to understand the form and structure of...
Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager, What -- Io, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00235&orgid=10
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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Outlined with gold stripes are the hinged nose strakes, modifications made to NASA's F-18 HARV (High Alpha Research Vehicle) at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Actuated Nose Strakes for Enhanced Rolling (ANSER) were installed to fly the third and final phase in the HARV flight test project. Normally folded flush, the units -- four feet long and six inches wide -- can be opened independently to interact with the nose vortices to produce large side forces for control....
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC95-43057-8&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This artist's rendering depicts the McDonnell Douglas X-33 proposal for a technology demonstrator of a Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). McDonnell Douglas submitted a vertical landing configuration design which used liquid oxygen/hydrogen bell engines. NASA considered design submissions from Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas. NASA selected Lockheed Martin's design on 2 July 1996. NASA's Dryden Flight research Center, Edwards, California, expected to play...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Leo, Where -- Douglas, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC96-43631-6&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Flight Research Hanger, building 1244: Aircraft on display included the B-757, T-34C, OV-10A, B-200, UH-1H, T-38A, SR-22, C-206H, Columbia 300, and the AGATE 1B. Aviatrix Elinor Smith was also at the hanger to sign autographs. In 1927 she was the youngest person to receive her pilot's license which was signed by Orville Wright. She knew many of the pioneer flyers such as Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart.
Topic: What -- Columbia
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00276&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Boeing 757 main landing gear, in building 1244, hangar.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00263&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA's F-18 from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, soars over the Mojave Desert while flying the third phase of the HARV (High Alpha Research Vehicle) program. This is a closer look at the set of control surfaces called strakes that were installed in the nose of the aircraft. The strakes, outlined in gold and white, are expected to provide improved yaw control at steep angles of attack. Normally folded flush, the units -- four feet long and six inches wide -- can be opened...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC95-43249-14&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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This color picture of Mars was made from three frames shuttered nine seconds apart by the Viking 1 Orbiter on June 18. Each of the three pictures was taken through a different filter - red, green and violet. Color reconstruction was done at the Image Processing Facility of the U. S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona. Just below the center of the picture and near the morning terminator is the large impact basin Argyre. Interior of the basin is bright, suggesting ground frost or a ground...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Viking 1 Orbiter
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00436&orgid=1
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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This high-resolution filtered image of Enceladus was made from several images obtained Aug. 25 by Voyager 2 from a range of 119,000 kilometers (74,000 miles). It shows further surface detail on this Saturnian moon (also viewed in the accompanying release P-23955C/BW, S-2-50, imaged about the same time). Enceladus is seen to resemble Jupiter's Galilean satellite Ganymede, which is, however, about 10 times larger. Faintly visible here in "Saturnshine" is the hemisphere turned away from...
Topics: What -- Enceladus, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Moon, What -- Ganymede, What -- Sun, What -- Voyager,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA01395&orgid=10
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA 840 is an F-18 that was used to carry out high angle of attack research. It was modified with a thrust vectoring system around the exhaust nozzles of each engine. The system, linked to the aircraft's flight control system, moves a set of three paddles on each engine to redirect thrust for directional control and increased maneuverability at angles of attack near 70 degrees. Research flights, with the thrust vectoring system intalled, began during the summer of 1991 at the Dryden Flight...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC89-62-11&orgid=7
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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STS 41-D mission specialist Judith Resnik and trainer review the headset interface units of the communication kit assemblies to be used during mission. Resnick is wearing the headset interface unit and headset and is examing the documentation attached to the equipment.
Topics: Who -- Judith Resnik, What -- STS-4
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S83-35280&orgid=8
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Pitcairn YG-2 (PA-33) Autogiro: Not all the firsts that occurred at Langley were planned, such as the first successful bail-out from a rotary-winged aircraft. On March 30, 1936, pilot William McAvoy and engineer John Wheatley abandoned their Pitcairn YG-2 Autogiro when the rotor failed. The Autogiro "NACA 88" crashed and burned in the Back River, but both men parachuted to safety.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00270&orgid=1
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Triton at a distance of 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) at 1 a.m. PDT on Aug. 22, 1989. The picture was made by combining images taken through the green, clear and violet filters. The smallest features seen are about 74 kilometers (46 miles) across. The south pole of Triton is currently tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere. The south pole is located about a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the image. The bright...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Sun, What -- Voyager, Where -- Triton, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA02211&orgid=10
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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This is the highest-resolution picture of Titania returned by Voyager 2. The picture is a composite of two images taken Jan. 24, 1986, through the clear filter of Voyager's narrow-angle camera. At the time, the spacecraft was 369,000 kilometers (229,000 miles) from the Uranian moon; the resolution was 13 km (8 mi). Titania is the largest satellite of Uranus, with a diameter of a little more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi). Abundant impact craters of many sizes pockmark the ancient surface. The most...
Topics: What -- Titania, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Moon, What -- Uranus, What -- Crater, What -- Voyager,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00039&orgid=10
NASA Images
by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This is an artist's conception of the X-33 technology demonstrator on its launch pad, ready for lift-off into orbit. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, expected to play a key role in the development and flight testing of the X-33, which was a technology demonstrator vehicle for a possible Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). The RLV technology program was a cooperative agreement between NASA and industry. The goal of the RLV technology program was to enable significant...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Leo, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Edwards Air...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC96-43631-1&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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During spin testing, this Boeing F4B-2 flown by the NACA differed from the standard Boeing model 223 in having an experimental "T" tail. Modifying aircraft with this configuration of empennage would be seen again at Langley in years to come.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1999-00438&orgid=1
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Official portrait of Tamara E. Jernigan, Ph.D., member of Astronaut Class 11 (1984), and space shuttle mission specialist. Jernigan wears navy blue flight suit with space shuttle model displayed on table in front of her.
Topics: Who -- Tamara E. Jernigan, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S90-34899&orgid=8
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Caption: "The dive recovery flaps on this P-47 Thunderbolt are barely visible underneath the wings. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (pages 52-53 and 130), by James Schultz.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00456&orgid=1
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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This Voyager 2 picture of Oberon is the best the spacecraft acquired of Uranus' outermost moon. The picture was taken shortly after 3:30 a.m. PST on Jan. 24, 1986, from a distance of 660,000 kilometers (410,000 miles). The color was reconstructed from images taken through the narrow-angle camera's violet, clear and green filters. The picture shows features as small as 12 km (7 mi) on the moon's surface. Clearly visible are several large impact craters in Oberon's icy surface surrounded by...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Oberon, What -- Uranus, What -- Moon, What -- Callisto, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00034&orgid=10
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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In this photo, taken in Langley's 8 Foot High Temperature Tunnel, preparations are being made to study re-entry heating effects on a nose cone design.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00072&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility photograph shows a modified General Dynamics AFTI/F-111A Aardvark with supercritical mission adaptive wings (MAW) installed. The four dark bands on the right wing are the locations of pressure orifices used to measure surface pressures and shock locations on the MAW. The El Paso Mountains and Red Rock Canyon State Park Califonia, about 30 miles northwest of Edwards Air Force Base, are seen directly in the background. With the phasing out of the...
Topic: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC85-33205-07&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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In June 1967, the X-15A-2 rocket powered research aircraft received a full-scale ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with supersonic flight. This pink eraser-like substance, applied to the #2 aircraft (56-6671), was then covered with a white sealant coat before flight. This coating would help the #2 aircraft reach the record speed of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7). The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. However, the X-15A-2 had...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- White Sea, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-1751&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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4 x 4-Foot Supersonic Pressure Tunnel: Typical models mounted on the sting support
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00274&orgid=1
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Portrait of astronaut Andrew M. Allen in orange launch and landing suit.
Topic: Who -- Andrew M. Allen
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S94-26084&orgid=8
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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First view of the earth and moon from space. Published in: Spaceflight Revolution: Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo, by James R. Hansen. NASA History Series. NASA SP ; 4308. p ii. Caption: "The picture of the century was this first view of the earth from space. Lunar Orbiter I took the photo on 23 August 1966 on its 16th orbit just before it passed behind the moon. The photo also provided a spectacular dimensional view of the lunar surface.
Topics: What -- Lunar Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1998-00124&orgid=1
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Many impact craters -- the record of the collision of cosmic debris -- are shown in this Voyager 1 mosaic of Saturn's moon Dione. The largest crater is less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and shows a well-developed central peak. Bright rays represent material ejected from other impact craters. Sinuous valleys probably formed by faults break the moon's icy crust. Images in this mosaic were taken from a range of 162,000 kilometers (100,600 miles) on Nov. 12, 1980. The Voyager Project...
Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Moon, What -- Dione, What -- Crater, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00028&orgid=10
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Footage of the X-15 in an emergency situation. Just after launch the pilot is unable to obtain more than 30% thrust. A plan has to be made, fast. (pt 1/2)
Topic: What -- FAST
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00137&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Close up of the Mars Precision Lander model installed in CF4 Mach 6 Wind Tunnel, located in building 1275.
Topic: What -- Mars
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1999-00329&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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APOLLO 12: A heartstopping launch as the rocket is struck by lightning. From the film documentary "APOLLO 12: 'Pinpoint for Science'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 12: Second manned lunar landing and return with Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, and Alan F. Bean. Landed in the Ocean of Storms on November 19, 1969; deployed television camera and ALSEP experiments; two EVA's...
Topics: What -- Apollo 12, What -- Surveyor 3
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00037&orgid=1
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Astronaut egress training in bldg 9A Technical Services Facility. Photos include view of astronaut standing outside cockpit hatch.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S78-34907&orgid=8
NASA Images
by NASA/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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Planet Earth
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-02395&orgid=2
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This is an artist's conception of the NASA/Lockheed Martin X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrator being carried on the back of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. This was a concept for moving the X-33 from its landing site back to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The X-33 was a technology demonstrator vehicle for the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). The RLV technology program was a cooperative agreement between NASA and industry. The goal of the RLV technology program was...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ED97-43938-5&orgid=7
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This old Nasa film explains what tire hydroplaning is and why it occurs. This clip shows cars skidding on ice and standing water
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00070&orgid=1
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Astronaut Linda M. Godwin, payload commander, prepares to be submerged in a 25-feet deep pool at JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF). STS-59 crewmembers are using the WETF to train for contingency space walks for the shuttle Endeavour mission. Godwin is standing on the platform in the full extravehicular mobility unit (EMU).
Topics: Who -- Linda Godwin, What -- STS-5, What -- Endeavour
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S93-41574&orgid=8
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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After the M2-F1 (on the viewer's left) proved the lifting-body concept, NASA and the Air Force began work on a series of heavyweight, rocket-powered lifting bodies able to reach supersonic speeds and altitudes up to 90,000 feet. The M2-F2 (on the right) was the first of these heavyweights. Although the two lifting bodies had similar shapes, there were differences. These included the "elephant ears" on the M2-F1, the change in cockpit location between the two vehicles, and the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-1107&orgid=7
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Uranus' moon Miranda is shown in a computer-assembled mosaic of images obtained Jan. 24, 1986, by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Miranda is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites, just 480 kilometers (about 300 miles) in diameter. Nine images were combined to obtain this full-disc, south-polar view, which shows the varying geologic provinces of Miranda. The bulk of the photo comprises seven high-resolution images from the Voyager closest-approach sequence. Data from more...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Moon, What -- Miranda, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Polar, What -- Voyager,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA01490&orgid=10
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The spacecraft responsible for these images are as follows: the Mercury image was taken by Mariner 10, the Venus image by Magellan, the Earth image by Galileo, the Mars image by Viking, and the Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune images by Voyager.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Venus, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00545&orgid=10
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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In this photo of the M2-F1 lifting body and the Paresev 1B on the ramp, the viewer sees two vehicles representing different approaches to building a research craft to simulate a spacecraft able to land on the ground instead of splashing down in the ocean as the Mercury capsules did. The M2-F1 was a lifting body, a shape able to re-enter from orbit and land. The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) used a Rogallo wing that could be (but never was) used to replace a conventional parachute for...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Mercury, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-10598&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This side-rear view of the X-24A Lifting Body on the lakebed by the NASA Flight Research Center shows its control surfaces used for subsonic flight. The X-24 was one of a group of lifting bodies flown by the NASA Flight Research Center (now Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, in a joint program with the U.S. Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base from 1963 to 1975. The lifting bodies were used to demonstrate the ability of pilots to maneuver and safely land wingless vehicles...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-18769&orgid=7
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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This mosaic of the four highest-resolution images of Ariel represents the most detailed Voyager 2 picture of this satellite of Uranus. The images were taken through the clear filter of Voyager's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 24, 1986, at a distance of about 130,000 kilometers (80,000 miles). Ariel is about 1,200 km (750 mi) in diameter; the resolution here is 2.4 km (1.5 mi). Much of Ariel's surface is densely pitted with craters 5 to 10 km (3 to 6 mi) across. These craters are close to the...
Topics: What -- Ariel, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Uranus, What -- Voyager, Where -- The Valley, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA01534&orgid=10
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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The Aero Spacelines B377SG Super Guppy was at Dryden in May, 1976, to ferry the X-24 and HL-10 lifting bodies from the Center to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The oversized cargo aircraft is a further modification of the B377PG Pregnant Guppy, which was built to transport outsized cargo for NASA's Apollo program, primarily to carry portions of the Saturn V rockets from the manufacturer to Cape Canaveral. The original Guppy modification incorporated the wings,...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E76-30317&orgid=7
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by NASA/Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC)
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The STS-71 mission payload is in its final flight configuration after integration into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis and prior to payload bay door closing and rollover of the spaceplane from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the foreground is the Orbiter Docking System (ODS) that is topped with the red Russian- built Androgynous Peripheral Docking System (APDS). During the 11-day mission, the APDS will lock together with a similar...
Topics: What -- STS-71, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- Russian Mir Space Station
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=KSC-95PC-0544&orgid=5
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly. With its primary mission to serve as a technology demonstrator--testing ion propulsion and 11 other advanced technologies--successfully completed in September 1999, Deep Space 1 is now headed for a risky, exciting rendezvous with Comet Borrelly. NASA extended the mission, taking advantage of the ion propulsion and other systems to target the daring encounter with the comet in September 2001. Once a sci-fi dream,...
Topics: What -- Deep Space 1, What -- ion engine, What -- Earth
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NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's SR-71A, tail number 844, banks away over the Sierra Nevada mountains after air refueling from a USAF tanker during a 1997 flight. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled....
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Nevada, Where -- California, Where -- Jet...
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Galileo spacecraft is illustrated in artist concept. Gallileo, named for the Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician who is credited with construction of the first complete, practical telescope in 1620, will make detailed studies of Jupiter. A cooperative program with the Federal Republic of Germany the Galileo mission will amplify information acquired by two Voyager spacecraft in their brief flybys. Galileo is a two-element system that includes a Jupiter-orbiting observatory and an...
Topics: What -- Galileo, What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-34, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S88-47730&orgid=8
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This image of Saturn's moon Mimas was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 and shows the heavily and uniformly cratered surface of the satellite. The photograph, taken at a range of 208,000 kilometers (129,000 miles), shows features as small as about five kilometers (three miles). Topography is best seen along the terminator where it is enhanced by the low sun angle. The apparent crater density decrease toward the left of the picture is not real and results from a change in sun angle. A...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Mimas, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What -- Voyager, Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA02267&orgid=10
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This is the emblem for the first manned Skylab mission. It wil be a mission of up to 28 days. The patch, designed by artist Kelly Freas, shows the Skylab silhouetted against the earth's globe, which in turn is eclipsing the Sun - showing the brilliant signet-ring pattern of the instant before total eclipse.
Topics: What -- Skylab, What -- Sun
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S72-52630&orgid=8
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Scientist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collects lunar rake samples at Station 1 during the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This picture was taken by Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander. Schmitt is the lunar module pilot. The lunar rake, an Apollo lunar geology hand tool, is used to collect discrete samples of rocks and rock chips ranging in size from one-half inch (1.3 cm) to one inch (2.5 cm).
Topics: Who -- Harrison Schmitt, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus, What -- CHIPS
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS17-134-20425&orgid=8
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Another artist's conception of the X-33, this time after engine shutdown. The vehicle is shown gliding toward its landing site in the southwestern U.S. The X-33 was undertaken to demonstrate the technologies required for a full scale, single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle. The goal was to substantially reduce the cost of putting payloads into orbit. This proved elusive, and for a variety of reasons, the X-33 was cancelled in February 2001.
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Shown here is an early version of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress".
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00156&orgid=1
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From left, Cobie Smith, 5, and Tatume Smith, also 5, have their picture taken with 'Dora the Explorer.' The children were participants in Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play celebration at Stennis Space Center (SSC) on Oct. 1. The Worldwide Day of Play is sponsored annually by Nickelodeon television network to encourage children to be physically active. Approximately 150 children participated in the event at SSC.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=SSC-2005-03171&orgid=4
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Wide-angle view of the Apollo 17 Taurus-Littrow lunar landing site. To the left in the background is the Lunar Module. To the right in the background is the Lunar Roving vehicle. An Apollo 17 crewmember is photographed between the two points. The shadow of the astronaut taking the photograph can be seen in the right foreground.
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS17-134-20435&orgid=8
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This test image was taken with a Nikon E-2 Digital Imaging System camera and are provided courtesy of Nikon (GIF 450x450 JPEG 1280x1000): The second Shuttle launch in 16 days hurtles off the pad into a sweltering summer sky. The unstable weather typical to Florida in the summertime didn't have a chance to coalesce and impact this morning's launch window, and the Space Shuttle Discovery began its planned seven-day, 22-hour flight on Mission STS-70 from Launch Pad 39B at 9:41:55.078 a.m. EDT,...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-70, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=DSC-95PC-0001&orgid=5
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The VISTAS simulator consists of a head down display area covering 30 by 70 degress field of view. The computer generated imagery also incorporates flight system symbology. The window display has HUD symbology superimposed on the out of the window scene.
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This NACA 64-215 modified airfoil was used in the Quiet Flow Facility at NASA Langley Research Center for a series of risk reduction experiments. The experiments enlightened researchers on techniques for flow visualization and acoustic measurements using conventional microphones. The model contained surface static pressure ports in order that preliminary flow field tests could be performed. Several flow trips strips were applied (as indicated in the photograph by the yellow serrated strip) to...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00225&orgid=1
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Naval Aircraft Factory (Curtiss) H-16: The Naval Aircraft Factory H-16 flying boat, seen here on a beaching dolly on the Langley seaplane ramp, was one of 150 built by the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most H-16s built were made by Curtiss, so the type is more readily known under that name. The NACA performed hull pressure distribution tests at Langley during 1929.
Topic: Where -- Pennsylvania
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00585&orgid=1
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A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site. (In 1976 NASA renamed the FRC as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in honor of Hugh L. Dryden.) In 1962, FRC Director Paul Bikle approved a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0034-02&orgid=7
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From 1972 to 1985 the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center conducted flight research with an F-8C employing the first digital fly-by-wire flight control system without a mechanical back up. The decision to replace all mechanical control linkages to rudder, ailerons, and other flight control surfaces was made for two reasons. First, it forced the research engineers to focus on the technology and issues that were truly critical for a production fly-by-wire aircraft. Secondly, it would give industry...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- WIRE, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0044-01&orgid=7
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Representatives of NASA Langley and Boeing signed the Lunar Orbiter contract on 16 April 1964 and sent it to NASA headquarters for final review. Three weeks later, on 7 May, Administrator James E. Webb approved the $80-million incentives contract to build five Lunar Orbiter spacecraft. Published in James R. Hansen, Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo, NASA SP-4308, p. 331.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00442&orgid=1
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This movie clip runs about 27 seconds and shows the cockpit canopy close-out by the ground crew, the aircraft hanging from the NB-52B wing pylon, and the M2-F2 being dropped away from the mothership. A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center (FRC), Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0021-01&orgid=7
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Training for APOLLO 10. The astronauts train in a simulated microgravity environment - underwater and in the air - to familiarise them with the effect of lunar gravity. From the film documentary "APOLLO 10: 'Green Light for a Lunar Landing'". Part of a documentary series made in the early 70's on the APOLLO missions, and narrated by Burgess Meredith. (Actual date created is not known at this time) APOLLO 10: Manned lunar orbital flight with Thomas P Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene...
Topic: What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00031&orgid=1
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This clip: Front view, long shot. The model scenario is gone, as the plane impacts short of the target area and port wing first, skidding to the left. With narration. Background: On December 1st, 1984, a remote controlled 4 engined transport jet took off from Edwards AFB, CA and crashed into a barren patch of nearby desert. This Controlled Impact Demonstration was a joint R&D program by the FAA and NASA. The FAA designed the C.I.D. to underscore results of exhaustive research in two areas...
Topic: What -- Opportunity
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00090&orgid=1
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Boeing F4B-4 Navy fighter at Army Navy day. The legend on the side indicates the livery of Anacostia Naval Air Station near Washington.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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Scientist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collects lunar rake samples at Station 1 during the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This picture was taken by Astronatu Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander. Schmitt is the lunar module pilot. The lunar rake, An Apollo lunar geology hand tool, is used to collect discrete samples of rocks and rock chips ranging in size from one-half inch (1.3 cm) to one inch (2.5 cm).
Topics: Who -- Harrison Schmitt, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus, What -- CHIPS
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS17-134-20426&orgid=8
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Footage (in flight) of various test aircraft or 'X-planes', including: Bell X-1A Bell X-2 Bell X-1E Bell X-1D
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00136&orgid=1
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This clip: Montage of several different views thru the duration of impact. With narration. Background: On December 1st, 1984, a remote controlled 4 engined transport jet took off from Edwards AFB, CA and crashed into a barren patch of nearby desert. This Controlled Impact Demonstration was a joint R&D program by the FAA and NASA. The FAA designed the C.I.D. to underscore results of exhaustive research in two areas of aircraft safety: improved crash protection and reduced post-crash fire...
Topic: What -- Opportunity
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00096&orgid=1
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Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., Skylab 2 commander, smiles for the camera after a hot bath in the shower facility in the crew quarters of the Orbital Workshop of the Skylab 2 space station cluster in Earth orbit. In deploying the shower facility the shower curtain is pulled up from the floor and attached to the ceiling. The water comes through a push-button shower head attached to a flexible hose. Water is drawn off by a vacuum system.
Topics: What -- Skylab, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=SL2-02-162&orgid=8
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This image shows three vehicle configurations considered for the Drones for Aerodynamic and Structural Testing (DAST) program, conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center between 1977 and 1983. The DAST project planned for three wing configurations. These were the Instrumented Standard Wing (ISW), the Aeroelastic Research Wing-1 (ARW-1), and the ARW-2. After the DAST-1 crash, project personnel fitted a second Firebee II with a rebuilt ARW-1 wing. Due to the project's ending, it never flew...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
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Official portrait Astronaut John O. Creighton. Creighton is wearing the blue shuttle flight suit. A model of the shuttle is on the table in front of him and an American flag is in the left of the frame.
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L26355: Supermarine Spitfire MK V, RAF serial # R7347. The Spitfire was brought to Langley for comparative testing.
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This short movie clip shows a plastic 1/48-scale model of an F-18 aircraft inside the "Water Tunnel" more formally known as the NASA Dryden Flow Visualization Facility. Water is pumped through the tunnel in the direction of normal airflow over the aircraft; then, colored dyes are pumped through tubes with needle valves. The dyes flow back along the airframe and over the airfoils highlighting their aerodynamic characteristics. The aircraft can also be moved through its pitch axis to...
Topics: What -- Sculptor, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
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