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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/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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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/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/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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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - AirVenture 2001 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. NASA's Starship 2040.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00639&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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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/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/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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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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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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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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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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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: Who -- John A. Manke, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0034-01&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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The NACA Muroc Contingent in October 1947 in front of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and Boeing B-29 launch aircraft. Standing left to right: Le Roy Proctor, Jr., Don Borchers, Harold Nemecek, Phyllis Actis Rogers, Milton McLaughlin, Roxanah Yancey, Arthur "Bill" Vernon, Dorothy Clift Hughes, Naomi C. Wimmer, Frank Hughes, John Mayer, Elmer Bigg, De E. Beeler. Kneeling left to right: Charles Hamilton, Joseph Vensel, Herbert Hoover, Hubert Drake, Eugene Beckwith, Walter Williams,...
Topics: Who -- De E. Beeler, Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC95-43116-6&orgid=7
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by NASA/Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC)
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Will the Space Shuttle Atlantis or the turtle reach Launch Pad 39B first? Carried atop the Mobile Launch Platform on the 6- million-pound Crawler Transporter, Shuttle Atlantis departs the Vehicle Assembly Building en route to Pad B at a maximum speed of 1 mile per hour. No one clocked the turtle, which seems to be heading in the same direction. Atlantis is tentatively scheduled to lift off on a nine-day mission on Jan. 12. STS-81 will be the fifth Shuttle-Mir docking. The six-member crew at...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-81, What -- Russian Mir Space Station,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=KSC-96PC-1344&orgid=5
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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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Curtiss XP-42: This highly modified Curtiss P-36A became the XP-42 when it was re-engined and took part in drag-reduction and all-moving tail research with the NACA at Langley. The last flight of this aircraft took place in April 1947; and it was scrapped in July of that year. This photograph shows propeller cuffs (similar to those on the F4F-3.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00209&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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The X-31 Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability aircraft in flight over California's Mojave desert during a 1992 test flight. The X-31 Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability (EFM) demonstrator flew at the Ames- Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California (redesignated the Dryden Flight Research Center in 1994) from February 1992 until 1995 and before that at the Air Force's Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. The goal of the project was to provide design information for the next generation of highly...
Topics: What -- AGILE, What -- GE 4, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC92-04233-9&orgid=7
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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/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Under a camouflage tarp, Donald A. Thomas assembles small pieces of wood for bedding during a wilderness survival training course at Fairchild Air Force Base in the state of Washington. Thomas, one of 23 1990 Group 13 astronaut candidates, participated in the training near Spokane, Washington, 08-26-90 through 08-30-90. The survival exercise is part of a year's evaluation and training program.
Topic: Where -- Washington
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S90-48891&orgid=8
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MEEP/PPMD experiment container with Robert Dillman and Frank Boyer, in building 1250, High Bay Clean Room.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00248&orgid=1
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The X-38 Crew Return Vehicle descends under its steerable parafoil over the California desert in its first free flight at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The flight took place March 12, 1998. The X-38 Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) research project is designed to develop the technology for a prototype emergency crew return vehicle, or lifeboat, for the International Space Station. The project is also intended to develop a crew return vehicle design that could be modified for...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC98-44452-3&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/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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NACA Cowling: The NACA used this chart at its manufacturers' conference in May 1930, to demonstrate the advantageous effects of various cowlings on the lift and drag of a nacelle-wing combination. Published in James R. Hansen, Engineer in Charge, NASA SP- 4305, p. 133.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2003-00337&orgid=1
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The HL-20 Personal Launch System (PLS) is a concept for assured access to space for people and priority cargo. Pictured is the PLS operating at the International Space Station.
Topic: What -- International Space Station (ISS)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00177&orgid=1
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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/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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F-22 PROJECT DATA REDUCTION ACTIVITY
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-01488&orgid=2
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This photograph illustrates a standard passenger van modified at the Dryden Flight Research Center to investigate the aerodynamics of trucks. The resulting vehicle--re-fashioned with sheet metal--resembled a motor home, with rounded vertical corners on the vehicle's front and rear sections. For subsequent tests, researchers installed a "boat tail" structure, shown in the photograph. During a decade spanning the 1970s and 1980s, Dryden researchers conducted tests to determine the...
Topic: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-38096&orgid=7
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X-3 (center), and clockwise from left: X-1A, D-558-I, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-II, and X-4.
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Angle of attack vane and nose boom on C-45 NACA 125 gust alley airplane.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00275&orgid=1
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Beginning in 1946, two XS-1 experimental research aircraft (later redesignated X-1s) conducted pioneering tests at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base) in California to obtain flight data on conditions in the transonic speed range. These early tests culminated on October 14, 1947, in the first piloted flight faster than Mach 1.0, the speed of sound. During November, 1947, the Air Force authorized studies that led to a contract (W-33-038-ac-20062) with Bell Aircraft to build four...
Topics: Who -- Joseph A. Walker, Where -- Edwards Air Force Base, Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0028-01&orgid=7
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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This view of the damaged Apollo 13 Service Module (SM) was photographed from the Command Module (CM) just after the CM/SM separation prior to Earth re-entry. As seen here, an entire panel on the SM was blown away by the apparent explosion of oxygen tank number two located in Sector 4 of the SM. Two of the three fuel cells are visible just forward (above) the heavily damaged area. Three fuel cells, two oxygen tanks, and two hydrogen tanks are located in Sector 4. The damaged area is located...
Topics: What -- Apollo 13, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS13-58-8458&orgid=8
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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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Photo of the Mercury astronauts standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraft. They are, left to right, M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Donald K. Slayton.
Topics: Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Gordon Cooper, What -- Mercury
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S61-01250&orgid=8
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Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, rollout ceremonies held at the Rockwell International (RI) Space Systems Facility in Palmdale, California. STS-49 crewmembers and NASA Officials talk informally to spectators gathered for the ceremony. OV-105 towers over the crowd in the background.
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-49, Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S91-36157&orgid=8
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Convair NF-106B designated #816 in level flight over cloud cover. This side view shows the tandem seating arrangement in the cockpit for two pilots and the relationship of the inlet to the cockpit area and leading edge of the wing.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC87-0247-01&orgid=7
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A close-up view of some of the mission markings that tell the story of the NASA B-52 mothership's colorful history. These particular markings denote some of the experiments the bomber conducted to develop parachute recovery systems for the solid rocket boosters used by the Space Shuttle. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air launch carrier aircraft, "mothership," as well as a research aircraft platform that has been used on a variety of research projects. The aircraft, a "B"...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Pegasus, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, Where -- Dryden...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC93-03081&orgid=7
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Douglas A-20A Havoc: The Douglas A-20A Havoc was tested, as were many American military aircraft of the wartime era, in Langley's 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel. The aircraft is shown in service condition except for sealed cowling holes and the fact that the outer-wing panels are removed. The purpose of "clipping" the wings was to facilitate testing in the tunnel.
Topic: Where -- Douglas
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00621&orgid=1
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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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The air flow from the wing of this agricultural plane is made by a technique that uses colored smoke rising from the ground. The swirl at the wingtip traces the aircraft's wake vortex, which exerts a powerful influence on the flow field behind the plane. Because of wake vortex, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires aircraft to maintain set distances behind each other when they land. A joint NASA-FAA program aimed at boosting airport capacity, however, is aimed at determining...
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Posing for this photo in front of the M2-F3 are (Left-Right) Air Force pilot Captain Jerauld Gentry, NASA pilots John Manke and William H. Dana. Kneeling is Air Force pilot Major Cecil Powell. These four pilots flew the M2-F3 on a total of 27 flights between June 2, 1970 and December 20, 1972. The vehicle reached a maximum altitude of 71,500 feet and a maximum speed of Mach 1.613. Dana joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's High-Speed Flight Station On October 1, 1958 (the...
Topics: Who -- William H. Dana, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, Where -- Dryden Flight...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-22901&orgid=7
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Full-length portrait of Mercury Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., in spacesuit during Mercury-Atlas 9 prelaunch activities.
Topics: Who -- Gordon Cooper, What -- Mercury Atlas 9, What -- Atlas, What -- Mercury
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S63-01755&orgid=8
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A 4000 pound, 11' x 20' piece of the aft center segment tang joint of the Shuttle Challenger's right-hand solid rocket booster is off loaded from the Stena Workhorse after its recovery on April 13, 1986. The burned out area is 15" x 28".
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S86-30504&orgid=8
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CREEP TEST OF NB276 COMPOSITE
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-01306&orgid=2
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DROP PACKAGE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED IN A TIME SEQUENCE AS IT ENTERS THE DECELERATOR
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QCSEE QUIET CLEAN STOL EXPERIMENTAL ENGINE INLET MODEL IN THE 9X15 FOOT LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL LSWT
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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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STS-30 crewmembers pose with NASA administrators in front of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, on concrete runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), California. From left to right are Acting NASA Administrator Richard H. Truly, Commander David M. Walker, Mission Specialist (MS) Mark C. Lee, MS Mary L. Cleave, Pilot Ronald J. Grabe, MS Norman E. Thagard, and NASA Deputy Administrator Dale D. Myers. Crewmembers have just egressed OV-104 via a mobile stairway after the successful landing at...
Topics: Who -- Richard H. Truly, Who -- David M. Walker, Who -- Mark C. Lee, Who -- Dale D. Myers, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=STS030(S)129&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...
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Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver: This Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver was flown by the NACA at Langley with an early radio-control system. Flying controls such as a spring tab were also examined with this airframe. Helldivers were also operated by the U. S. Army as A-25 Shrikes.
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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2000 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin: NASA-EAA pavilion exhibit.
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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - AirVenture 2001. Exhibit in NASA's General Aviation exhibit building.
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STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) Jeffrey A. Hoffman prepares for egress training at JSC's Mockup and Integration Laboratory (MAIL) Bldg 9A. Hoffman, wearing an orange launch and entry suit (LES), listens to instructions before training begins. The astronaut crewmembers and payload specialists for the scheduled May flight were specifically learning proper measures to take in the event of an emergency on the launch pad necessitating emergency evacuation of the orbiter.
Topic: Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
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McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee: To more clearly mark the operators of this McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, the "VY" of Navy has been painted out and the appropriate lettering to spell NACA has been applied. Note that the second "A" is of a different shape than the first. The "Banjo" retained Navy titles on the wings, however.
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The Center's Cray 2 supercomputer is capable of performing a half-billion calculations per second and allows researchers to conduct studies in three dimensions rather than two. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 112), by James Schultz.
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STS-37 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, Mission Specialist (MS) Jerry L. Ross and MS Jerome Apt test crew and equipment translation aid (CETA) manual hand over hand cart during underwater session in JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) Bldg 29. Wearing an extravehicular mobility unit (EMU), Ross pulls the CETA manual cart along the rail while Apt holds onto the back of the cart. The test will determine how difficult it is to maneuver cargo in such a manner when it is done in...
Topics: Who -- Jerry L. Ross, Who -- Jerome Apt, What -- STS-37, What -- Atlantis
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Convair YF-102 (53-1785) on the ramp at NACA High-Speed Flight Station, Edwards, California in 1955. This delta-wing airplane demonstrated pitch-up characteristics during maneuver. NACA technicians equipped the craft with wing-fences which can be seen on the left wing to alleviate the pitch-up.
Topic: Where -- California
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This view of the damaged Apollo 13 Service Module (SM) was photographed from the Lunar Module/Command Module following SM jettisoning. As seen here, an entire panel on the SM was blown away by the apparent explosion of oxygen tank number two located in Sector 4 of the SM. Two of the three fuel cells are visible just forward (above) the heavily damaged area. Three fuel cells, two oxygen tanks, and two hydrogen tanks are locate in Sector 4. The damaged area is located above the S-band high gain...
Topics: What -- Apollo 13, What -- Earth
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This is a head-on view of the NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) SR-71 with the Linear Aerospike SR Experiment (LASRE) pod held over it's attachment points on the aircraft for a fit-check. The fit-check occurred Feb. 15, 1996, at Lockheed Martin Skunkworks in Palmdale, Cailfornia. The LASRE experiment was designed to provide in-flight data to help Lockheed Martin evaluate the aerodynamic characteristics and the handling of the SR-71 linear aerospike experiment configuration. The goal of...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- United States of America
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In this 1964 NASA Flight Research Center photograph, NASA Pilot Joe Walker is setting in the pilot's platform of the the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) number 1. This photograph provides a good view of the pilot setting in front of the primary instrumentation panel. When Apollo planning was underway in 1960, NASA was looking for a simulator to profile the descent to the moon's surface. Three concepts surfaced: an electronic simulator, a tethered device, and the ambitious Dryden...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Moon, Where -- NASA Headquarters, Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
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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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Piper J-3 Cub: This Piper J-3 Cub was used to test a fixed-pitch propeller at the NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. These tests took place in late September and early October 1939. The NACA installed test instrumentation including the sensors mounted on the boom above the cockpit. Mounted in this manner, the sensors were free of the accelerated airflow around the Cub.
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Full scale F-15 inlet (modified flight hardware) with integrated shape-memory-alloy actuators installed in the LaRC 16 Foot Transonic Tunnel. Darlene Pokora is shown standing on a ladder next to the model.
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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A Schweizer 1-36 sailplane, used by NASA for a series of deep-stall research flights in the early 1980s, is shown here in flight over the Mojave Desert in California. In the early 1980s, a Schweizer SGS 1-36 sailplane was modified for the NASA controlled, deep-stall flight program. The aircraft, flown at the Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility (ADFRF, both before and after that time called the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California), was used for controllability research in the...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
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Lo Flyte 100 inch waverider configuration in the 30 foot x 60 foot Full Scale Wind Tunnel.
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Experimental test range wide band feed antenna in Low Frequency Antenna Test Chamber, building 1299.
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NASA PRATT AND WHITNEY LOW NOISE FAN BLADE AP129
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Vought XO4U-2: A biplane scout, the Vought XO4U-2 was "flown" in the NACA's 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in early spring 1933. Part of these tests were to study the cooling of the Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp radial engine. Other tests involved the relation of the slipstream to stability and control.
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Sunset shots of S-131. S-131 launched August 10, 1965. The flight was a success. Notes on the mission remark that the mission demonstrated the fourth-stage interchangeability and air transport demonstration. It was the first flight of the Castor IIA, FW4-S, 75 KS spin motors, Vega Beacon, Autodestruct Module, Dogleg, Transition "E", Ignition monitor and electrostatic experiment.
Topics: What -- CASTOR, What -- VEGA, What -- Beacon
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This historical section of the Swamp to Space exhibit in John C. Stennis Space Center's StenniSphere tells the story of and pays tribute to the families who moved their homes to make way for the space age in Mississippi. Names of the 2,202 Hancock County families are listed on two columns in the exhibit.
Topics: Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC), Where -- Mississippi
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Photo of the original Mercury Astronauts with Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers seated around a table talking to the news media. From left to right are: L. Gordon Cooper, Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., Col. Powers, Alan B. Shepard Jr., M. Scott Carpenter, and Walter M. Schirra Jr. Virgil I. Grissom is out of the frame.
Topics: Who -- Gordon Cooper, Who -- Scott Carpenter, What -- Mercury
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Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, wearing extravehicular mobility unit (EMU), adjusts the communications carrier assembly (CCA) ("Snoopy" cap) microphones before donning EMU helmet. Dunbar is preparing for an underwater simulation in JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) Bldg 29 pool. When fully suited, Dunbar will be lowered into the pool to rehearse planned and contingency extravehicular activities (EVAs). NOTE: Since this photograph was taken, Dunbar has been named as the...
Topics: Who -- Bonnie J. Dunbar, What -- STS-5, What -- USML 1, What -- Columbia, Where -- United States of...
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SPACE ELECTRIC ROCKET TEST SERT II PROTOTYPE SPACECRAFT IN TANK 5
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