Langley's new Personal Fabrication Laboratory now has a MakerBot. In this video, the 3D printer is making a space shuttle out of glow-in-the-dark plastic material. In real time, the process took about 25 minutes.
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A ceremonial ribbon-cutting held Aug. 9, 2011, at NASA Langley Research Center officially opened the new Hydro Impact Basin testing facility which will be vital to the development and certification of future space exploration vehicles.
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The third Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) water landing test conducted at the Hydro Impact Basin at NASA Langley Research Center. This test represented the worst-case scenario for landing -- inversion.
The successful first drop test of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) boilerplate test article, or BTA, July 12, 2011. The BTA, which weighs 22,700 pounds (10,297 kg) was going about 24 mph (38.6 kph) at impact. (mp4)
Piece by piece a team of NASA researchers put together a huge composite and metal structure that looked a lot like high-tech tinkertoys on steroids. (mp4)
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This crash test of a small, lightweight helicopter at Langley Research Center was a smashing success, literally -- just as NASA engineers had predicted. (mp4)
Smoke flow visualization on a 21-foot-wingspan X-48C prototype -- an advanced concept, fuel-efficient blended wing body aircraft -- in NASA Langley's historic Full-Scale Tunnel. (mp4)
The remotely-piloted Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research (AirSTAR) generic transport model demonstrates software and control systems that may some day make airliners safer. (mp4)
Commercial pilots come to NASA Langley Research Center's Research Flight Deck simulator to test out how 'NextGen' cockpit technologies being developed to improve safety and efficiency may impact flight crew roles and responsibilities. (mp4)
The Air Traffic Operations Laboratory is used to test technologies to help improve air traffic management and prepare the U.S. for a predicted growth in air travel over the next few decades. (mp4)