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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/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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APOLLO 14: The lunar module 'Falcon' lifts off from the lunar surface From the film documentary 'APOLLO 14: 'Mission to Fra Mauro'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 14: Third manned lunar landing with Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell. Landed in the Fra Mauro area on Ferurary 5, 1971; performed EVA, deployed lunar experiments, returned lunar samples. Mission Duration 216 hrs 1 min 58 sec
Topic: What -- Apollo 14
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00045&orgid=1
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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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APOLLO 15: A demonstration of a classic experiment. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 15 "The mountains of the Moon"'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 15: Fourth manned lunar landing with David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, and James B. Irwin. Landed at Hadley rilleon July 30, 1971;performed EVA with Lunar Roving Vehicle; deployed experiments. P& F Subsattelite spring-launched from SM in lunar...
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00046&orgid=1
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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/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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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/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/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/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/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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A new Hubble Space Telescope image of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun. The image is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/wfpc . The nebula, imaged on July 20, 1997, and June 30, 1998, by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, was observed by Drs. Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Bruce Balick of the University of Washington in Seattle; and Vincent Icke of Leiden...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04216&orgid=10
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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/Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC)
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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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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/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/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
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image, taken by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, is online at http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2001/21 and http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/wfpc . The camera was designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The photo offers an unprecedented, detailed view of the entire inner region of the fertile,...
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Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04200&orgid=10
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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/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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The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to begin Mission STS-51 on 12 September 1993. The 57th shuttle mission began at 7:45 a.m. EDT, and lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, 11 seconds, while traveling a total distance of 4,106,411 miles. The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was one of the projects deployed. This satellite serves as a test bed for advanced experimental communications satellite concepts and technology....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-51, What -- Advanced Communication...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC93-42253-3&orgid=7
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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/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Equipment used for pressurizing the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT): The VDT tunnel is on the right; the compressors are on the left. Figure 4 in the NACA Technical Report 227 (Part 2) identifies each piece of equipment visible in this diagram. Immediately visible in the lower left corner is the Booster Compressor. In the right rear (behind the tunnel) is Primary Compressor No. 1. (Primary Compressor No. 2 is not visible.) From NACA TR 227 (Part 2):"The air is compressed in two or three...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1999-00262&orgid=1
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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.
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STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, United States Microgravity Laboratory 1 (USML-1) Mission Specialist (MS) and Payload Commander (PLC) Bonnie J. Dunbar (partially visible at left center) and MS Ellen S. Baker, wearing launch and entry suits (LESs) and launch and entry helmets (LEHs), participate in launch emergency egress exercises at JSC's Mockup and Integration Laboratory (MAIL) Bldg 9NE. Seated in their ascent seating positions on the aft flight deck of the crew compartment trainer...
Topics: Who -- Bonnie J. Dunbar, What -- STS-5, What -- Columbia, What -- USML 1, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S92-36372&orgid=8
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Alan Shepard was one of 20-some astronauts who used the Lunar Landing Research Facility and its associated Lunar Excursion Module Simulator, pictured here, to practice piloting problems they would encounter in the last 150 feet of descent to the surface of the moon. Shepard was the only one of the seven original Mercury astronauts to train with the simulator and make a lunar landing. He was also the fifth man on the moon and the nations first man in space. The facility was designated a National...
Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., What -- Moon, What -- Mercury
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James B. Jim Erwin was one of 20-some astronauts who used the Lunar Landing Research Facility and its associated Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Simulator, pictured here, to practice piloting problems they would encounter in the last 150 feet of descent to the surface of the moon. Irwin was a member of the prime crew of Apollo 15.The facility was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985 after the National Historic Preservation Act was expanded to include aerospace sites. Training with the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00218&orgid=1
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Lunar landing test of LEM at LLRF Lunar Landing Research Facility: A NASA Langley research pilot "flies" a lunar lander in a test conducted in the Lunar Landing Research Facility.
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Scientists for the first time have made images of the surface of Saturn's giant, haze-shrouded moon, Titan. They mapped light and dark features over the surface of the satellite during nearly a complete 16-day rotation. One prominent bright area they discovered is a surface feature 2,500 miles across, about the size of the continent of Australia. Titan, larger than Mercury and slightly smaller than Mars, is the only body in the solar system, other than Earth, that may have oceans and rainfall...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Titan, What -- Mercury, What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA01465&orgid=10
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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The No. 2 X-29 technology demonstrator aircraft is seen here during a 1990 test flight. At this angle, the aircraft's unique forward-swept wing design is clearly visible. The X-29 was flown by NASA's Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility (later redesignated the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, in a joint NASA-Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-Air Force program to investigate the unique design's high-angle-of-attack characteristics and its military utility. Tufts --...
Topics: What -- WIRE, What -- GE 4, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California,...
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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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In the Operations and Checkout Building, members of the STS-67 flight crew have gathered for a meal prior to suiting up and departing for the launch pad. The crew will split into two teams during their upcoming spaceflight for around-the-clock operations with the primary payload, the Astro-2 observatory, and some of them are having dinner while others are having breakfast, depending on their shift. From left are: Payload Specialist Ronald A. Parise; Mission Specialist John M. Grunsfeld; Pilot...
Topics: Who -- Ronald A. Parise, Who -- Tamara E. Jernigan, Who -- Samuel T. Durrance, What -- STS-6, What...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=KSC-95PC-0381&orgid=5
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Astronauts train on a mock-up lunar surface, practicing the procedures they will follow on the real thing, and adjusting to the demands of the workload. 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 A. Cernan to...
Topic: What -- Apollo 10
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00032&orgid=1
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This clip features the Auto-Gyro. Part 'plane, part helicopter, this aircraft could take off almost, ut not quite, verticaly. Some forward motion, generated by the front propellor, caused the rotors to rotate and therefore generate lift. Later models harnessed the potential for vertical takeoff by coupling the rotors to the main engine.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00140&orgid=1
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APOLLO 17 : There's just never enough time to do everything, especially on the moon From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00053&orgid=1
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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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Astronauts and ground control consider how Santa is going to gain access to the command module... From the film documentary 'APOLLO 8:"Debrief": 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) First manned Saturn V flight with Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr.,and william A. Anders. First manned lunar orbit mission; provided a close-up look at the moon during 10 lunar orbits....
Topics: Who -- Frank Borman, What -- Apollo 8, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00027&orgid=1
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Artists used paintbrushes and airbrushes to recreate the lunar surface on each of the four models comprising the LOLA simulator. Project LOLA or Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach was a simulator built at Langley to study problems related to landing on the lunar surface. It was a complex project that cost nearly $2 million dollars. James Hansen wrote: "This simulator was designed to provide a pilot with a detailed visual encounter with the lunar surface; the machine consisted primarily of a...
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Nearly 25 years ago, on July 20,1969, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, shown here with NASA Langley Research Centers Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Simulator, became one of the first humans to walk on the moon after practicing with the simulator in May of 1969. Training with the simulator, part of Langleys Lunar Research Facility, allowed the Apollo astronauts to study and safely overcome problems that could have occurred during the final 150-foot descent to the surface of the moon. NASA needed such a facility...
Topics: Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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The photograph shows a model of the Boeing EX Concept installed in the NASA Langley 16 foot Transonic Tunnel. The Boeing EX is an advanced surveillance aircraft proposed by Boeing to replace the Grumman E-2C Hawkeye. The concept employs the diamond-shape "joined-wing"planform and active aperture radar arrays in each wing segment to create a more aerodynamic effective surveillance aircraft. Wind tunnel testing was conducted to evaulate longitudinal and lateral aerodynamic...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00061&orgid=1
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This 26-second video clip shows the LLRV flying and landing. The LLRV's, humorously referred to as "flying bedsteads," were created by a predecessor of the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Bell Aerosystems Company, Niagra Falls, New York, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon's airless environment. (Dryden was known simply as the NASA Flight Research Center from 1959 to 1976.) Success of the LLRV's led to the...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0019-02&orgid=7
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by NASA/Stennis Space Center (NASA-SSC)
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The work of the scientists with the Stennis Space Center Earth Systems Sciences Office support NASA's Mission to Planet Earth Program. Part of that work includes taking and studying soil samples.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=94-141-28&orgid=4
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Boeing TB-29 Superfortress (B-29): Arriving for use with the NACA right at the end of World War II, this Boeing B-29 Superfortress was used for research into hydraulically boosting flight controls. After just over five years of study at Langley, the B-29 was returned to the Air Force.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00317&orgid=1
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STS-81 Mission Specialist Peter J. K. "Jeff" Wisoff prepares for the fifth Shuttle- Mir docking as he waits in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building for the operation to fit him into his launch/entry suit to be completed. He conducted a spacewalk on his on his first Shuttle mission, STS- 57 and holds a doctorate degree in applied physics with an emphasis on lasers and semiconductor materials. He and five crew members will shortly depart the O&C and head for Launch Pad...
Topics: Who -- Peter Wisoff, What -- STS-5, What -- Russian Mir Space Station, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=KSC-97PC-0139&orgid=5
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APOLLO 17 returns safely to Earth, bringing to an end the APOLLO series of lunar missions From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments;...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Taurus
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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 --...
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Offical portrait of Astronaut Candidate Dave Leestma wearing blue shuttle flight suit.
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Official portrait of Astronaut Sidney M. Gutierrez wearing a blue flight suit.
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18 Inch Mach 8 Quiet Tunnel. Photographed in building 1247, section D.
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LDEF: Overall View During Removal From Cargo Bay
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After the initial M2-F1 airtow flights, the NASA Flight Research Center used the vehicle to check out other pilots. Bruce Peterson was scheduled to take over as the M2-F1 project pilot from Milt Thompson, while Don Mallick was to be his backup. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Charles (Chuck) Yeager, then commandant of the Air Force's Aerospace Research Pilots School, wanted to evaluate a possible lifting-body trainer for the school. This photo shows all of these distinguished pilots on or in the M2-F1,...
Topics: Who -- Fred Haise, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where --...
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NASA research pilot John A. Manke is seen here in front of the M2-F3 Lifting Body. Manke was hired by NASA on May 25, 1962, as a flight research engineer. He was later assigned to the pilot's office and flew various support aircraft including the F-104, F5D, F-111 and C-47. After leaving the Marine Corps in 1960, Manke worked for Honeywell Corporation as a test engineer for two years before coming to NASA. He was project pilot on the X-24B and also flew the HL-10, M2-F3, and X-24A lifting...
Topics: Who -- John A. Manke, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Dryden Flight Research...
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Sikorsky XPBS-1: The Sikorsky XPBS-1 was a large four-engined flying boat ordered by the Navy in 1935. Although never ordered into production, the NACA evaluated the craft in 1938. Many aircraft were flown at Langley to give an appraisal from the highly experiences staff. These appraisals often meant that the aircraft was with the NACA only briefly.
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Supermarine Spitfire HF VII: This Supermarine Spitfire HF VII was one of high-altitude versions of the famous fighter, its normal elliptical wingtips replaced by extended "pointed" tips for its high-altitude role. This is one of the Langley aircraft that has survived. It is in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum's collection.
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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
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With its drag parachute deployed to help slow it down, the Space Shuttle Discovery rolls down the runway after landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California at the conclusion of mission STS-92 on October 24, 2000. STS-92 was the 100th mission since the fleet of four Space Shuttles began flying in 1981. (Due to schedule changes, missions are not always launched in the order that was originally planned.) The almost 13-day mission, the 46th Shuttle mission to land at Edwards, was the...
Topics: Who -- Koichi Wakata, Who -- Leroy Chiao, Who -- Brian Duffy, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What...
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A Vought F-8A Crusader was selected by NASA as the testbed aircraft (designated TF-8A) to install an experimental Supercritical Wing (SCW) in place of the conventional wing. The unique design of the Supercritical Wing reduces the effect of shock waves on the upper surface near Mach 1, which in turn reduces drag. In this photograph the TF-8A Crusader with Supercritical Wing is shown on the ramp with project pilot Tom McMurtry standing beside it. McMurtry received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal...
Topics: What -- WIRE, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Langley Research Center...
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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...
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Early helicopter blade test setup.
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Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP). A commercial instrument for comparison of size. Photographed in building 1145, photo studio.
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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
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This is a Magellan radar image mosaic of part of Venus, centered at 51 degrees south latitude, 21 degrees east longitude. Each pixel, or picture element, represents 225 meters. The scene is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) east to west by 160 kilometers (99 miles) north to south. Running from west to east across the center of the image is part of a 1,200 kilometer (744 miles) long by 20 kilometer (12 mile) wide lava channel in the Lada Terra region of Venus. Numerous streamlined...
Topics: What -- Magellan, What -- Venus, What -- Terra
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Portrait of Astronaut James A. Lovell in civilian clothes with model of Titan launch vehicle on table in front of him.
Topic: What -- Titan
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Astronaut egress training in bldg 9A Technical Services Facility. Photos include view of astronaut standing outside cockpit hatch.
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The X-38 prototype of the Crew Return Vehicle for the International Space Station is suspended under its giant 7,500-square-foot parafoil during its eighth free flight on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. A portion of the descent was flown by remote control by a NASA astronaut from a ground vehicle configured like the CRV's interior before the X-38 made an autonomous landing on Rogers Dry Lake.
Topic: What -- International Space Station (ISS)
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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
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MARINER SPACECRAFT MODEL DURING INSTALLATION IN SOLAR TANK IN THE ELECTRIC PROPULSION RESEARCH BUILDING EPRB
Topic: What -- Mariner
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The Crack Finder is a commercially available instrument developed from NASA technology. The device uses the NASA Langley Research Center developed Self-Nulling Eddy Current Probe in order to detect fatigue cracks in conducting materials. The Self-Nulling (or Simpson Probe) Technology enables the device to be manufactured in a very small package and eliminates complicated calibration and test setup procedures which are common with other eddy-current techniques. The photograph shows a 1/2 inch...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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APOLLO 11: Landing the Eagle - The Final Approach. The dramatic final 60 seconds before touchdown. From the film documentary "APOLLO 11:'The Eagle Has Landed'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 11: First manned lunar landing and return to Earth with Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin. Landed in the Sea of Tranquilityon July 20, 1969; deployed TV camera and EASEP experiments,...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth, What -- TV...
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The three members of the prime crew of the third of three scheduled manned Skylab missions (Skylab 4) go through Skylab preflight training in the Mission Training and Simulation Facility at JSC. Astronaut Gerald P. Carr (on right), Skylab 4 commander, is seated at a simulator which represents the control and display console of the Apollo Telescope Mount which is located in the space station's Multiple Docking Adapter. Seated on the left is Scientist-Astronaut Edward G. Gibson, Skylab 4 science...
Topics: What -- Skylab, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
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The Grumman Wildcat was first flown in its XF4F-2 form in September 1937. This F4F-3 example flew at Langley for the NACA in early 1942.
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STS-81 Mission Commander Michael A. Baker arrives at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility in his NASA T-38 jet. He and five other crew members will participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for the planned Jan. 12 launch. STS-81 will be the fifth Shuttle-Mir docking. During the flight, Mission Specialist J.M. "Jerry" Linenger will transfer to the Russian Mir Space Station for an extended stay, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha, who will return to...
Topics: Who -- Michael Baker, What -- STS-81, What -- Russian Mir Space Station, What -- Space Shuttle...
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At SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, looking over the Russian crane, Strela, are STS-101 Mission Specialist Edward Tsang Lu (left) and Pilot Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz (Ph.D). Lu, Horowitz and other members of the crew are taking part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test, which gives them an opportunity to look over equipment and payloads that will fly on the mission. Space Shuttle Atlantis will be carrying the SPACEHAB Double Module, which carries internal logistics and resupply cargo for...
Topics: What -- STS-101, What -- Opportunity, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis
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Splasdown of Freindship 7 From: The John Glenn Story: Summary of astronaut John Glenn's flying career, from naval aviation training to space flight. The Mercury project is featured as John Glenn flies the Friendship 7 spacecraft. President John F. Kennedy presents the NASA Distinguished service Medal to Astronaut John Glenn.
Topics: Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- Mercury
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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
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