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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
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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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/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/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Former Langley Research Center Director Richard H. Petersen stands next to a model of the Pathfinder transport, mounted in the National Transonic Facility. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, (page 5), by James Schultz.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00410&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/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/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/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/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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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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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/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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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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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
NASA Images
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/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/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/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/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/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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In this ground photo, one of the F-15 RPRV/SRVs is shown on the same pylon used for the X-15 and lifting body flights. The vehicle was a 3/8 scale model of the F-15 aircraft, and was designed for stall and spin research. The cost was $250,000 for each RPRV versus $6.8 million for an actual F-15. After being released from the B-52, the unpowered vehicle was flown by pilots on the ground, including Einar K. Envoldson, William H. Dana, Thomas C. McMurtry, John A. Manke, and Michael C. Swann....
Topics: Who -- William H. Dana, Who -- Thomas C. McMurtry, Who -- John A. Manke, Where -- Dryden Flight...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-3644&orgid=7
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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
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04604&orgid=10
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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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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/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/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
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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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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by NASA/Stennis Space Center (NASA-SSC)
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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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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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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
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00548&orgid=1
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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/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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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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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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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/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/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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As a follow-on to the Centurion (and earlier Pathfinder and Pathfinder-Plus) aircraft, the solar-powered Helios Prototype is the latest and largest example of a slow-flying ultralight flying wing designed for long-duration, high-altitude Earth science or telecommunications relay missions in the stratosphere. Developed by AeroVironment, Inc., of Monrovia, California, under NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) project, the unique craft is intended to demonstrate...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Monrovia, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ED01-0230-4&orgid=7
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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
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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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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.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ED97-43938-2&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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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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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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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
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
NASA Images
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 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
NASA Images
by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Neil Armstrong at Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF).
Topic: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00450&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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On Mar. 24, 1998, an L-188 Electra aircraft owned by the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, and operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, flew near Boulder with an Airborne Coherent LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Advanced In-flight Measurement. This aircraft was on its first flight to test its ability to detect previously invisible forms of clear air turbulence. Coherent Technologies Inc., Lafayette, Colorado, built the LiDAR device for...
Topics: What -- Electra, Where -- Virginia, Where -- Colorado, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center...
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Official portrait of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom.
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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
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Astronaut Virgil Grissom photographed in the new Mercury Space Suit, holding his helmet.
Topics: Who -- Virgil Grissom, What -- Mercury
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Official portrait of the STS 51-L crewmembers. In the back row (l.-r.) Mission specialist Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis and Mission specialist Judy Resnik. In the front row (l.-r.) Pilot Mike Smith, Commander Dick Scobee, and Mission specialist Ron McNair.
Topics: Who -- Dick Scobee, What -- STS-51
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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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This photo shows XB-70A #1 taking off on a research flight, escorted by a TB-58 chase plane. The TB-58 (a prototype B-58 modified as a trainer) had a dash speed of Mach 2. This allowed it to stay close to the XB-70 as it conducted its research maneuvers. When the XB-70 was flying at or near Mach 3, the slower TB-58 could often keep up with it by flying lower and cutting inside the turns in the XB-70's flight path when these occurred. The XB-70 was the world's largest experimental aircraft. It...
Topics: What -- Dash, Where -- United States of America
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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 video is an edited approach and landing of the Enterprise on Rogers Dry Lake. The air-to-air shot of the Space Shuttle at a few thousand feet above the lakebed, gives some idea of the steepness required for a Shuttle approach; also note the long pitot tube (an appendage used only for flight testing) extending from the Space Shuttle nose.
Topics: What -- Enterprise, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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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,...
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The HL-10, seen here parked on the ramp, was one of five lifting body designs flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from July 1966 to November 1975 to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space. Northrop Corporation built the HL-10 and M2-F2, the first two of the fleet of "heavy" lifting bodies flown by the NASA Flight Research Center. The contract for construction of the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California,...
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Loening COA-1: In February 1925, the Loening COA-1 made an appearance at Langley Field, where the NACA took note of the craft. The COA-1 was equipped with an inverted Liberty engine, and it was this engine which enabled Loening designers to construct a amphibian aircraft where the central float also served as part of the fuselage. The design allowed for more crew work area internally.
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Israel Taback (left) and Clifford H. Nelson, head of LOPO, ponder the intricacies of the spacecraft design. Published in James R. Hansen, Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo, NASA SP-4308, p. 323.
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This clip, running 15 seconds in length, shows the QF-106 "Delta Dart" gear down, with the tow rope secured to the attachment point above the aircraft nose. First there is a view looking back from the C-141A, then looking forward from the nose of the QF-106, and finally a shot of the aircraft being released from the tow rope. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, supported a Kelly Space and Technology, Inc. (KST)/U.S. Air Force project known as Eclipse, which...
Topics: What -- DART, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
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Animation excerpt depicting Galileo's gravity experiment at the Leaning Tower of Pisa with balls of different weights.
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John glenn entering the capsule prior to the launch of Friendship 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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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 --...
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A Curtiss JNS-1 "Jenny" in flight with a trailing Pitot-static tube for airspeed calibration, August 1922. JNS was a redesignation of the Curtiss JN-4/6 series of aircraft. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 27), by James Schultz. Also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 (page 73), by James R. Hansen.
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For almost a half century the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, has developed a unique and highly specialized capability for conducting flight research programs. The organization, made up of pilots, scientists, engineers, technicians, and mechanics, has been and will continue to be leaders in the field of advanced aeronautics. Located on the northwest "shore" of Rogers Dry Lake, the complex was built around the original administrative-hangar building constructed in...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- COMPASS, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC),...
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This video begins with an air-to-air shot of the Space Shuttle as it separates from the SCA, then cuts to a wide, ground-to-air shot of the two aircraft as they fly almost in formation.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Enterprise
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Separation of the Lunar module for descent to the Lunar surface 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, performed lunar surface EVA, returned...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth, What -- TV...
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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 --...
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Astronaut Judith Resnik participates in extravehicular activity (EVA) training in the Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF). She is wearing an extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) and is being assisted to don her gloves.
Topic: Who -- Judith Resnik
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Portrait of Astronaut Dr. James H. Newman in flight suit.
Topic: Who -- James H. Newman
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Bebe Ly of the Information Systems Directorate's Software Technology Branch at JSC gives virtual reality a try. The stero video goggles and headphones allow her to see and hear in a computer-generated world and the gloves allow her to move around and grasp objects.
Topics: What -- GRASP, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
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The payload bay in the nose of NASA's Altair unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), shown here during final construction at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., (GA-ASI) facility at Adelanto, Calif., will be able to carry up to 700 lbs. of sensors, imaging equipment and other instruments for Earth science missions. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., is developing the Altair version of its Predator B unmanned reconnaissance aircraft under NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor...
Topics: What -- ALTAIR, What -- Earth
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The Moon
Topic: What -- Moon
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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...
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Technicians attach the escape tower to the Mercury capsule prior to assembly with Little Joe (LJ1) launcher, August 20, 1959. Joseph Shortal describe this as follows (vol. 3., p. 33): "The escape tower and rocket motors were taken from the Mercury capsule production. The tower is shown being attached to the capsule.... The escape rocket was a Grand Central 1-KS-52000 motor with three canted nozzles. The tower-jettison motor was an Atlantic Research Corp. 1.4-KS-785 motor. This was the same...
Topic: What -- Mercury
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