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 Orion crew module simulator loading onto C-17 for transport to NASA Dryden
Orion Simulator Heads West
The nearly 10-ton Orion crew module simulator (aka mock-up) is loaded into a C-17 plane on Thursday, March 27, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
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 Test engineer Mark D'Aprile checks out a supersonic jet concept model mounted in the Langley Unitary Wind Tunnel
Quiet Spike Model
Test engineer Mark D'Aprile checks out a small, needle-nosed model of a supersonic jet concept, mounted in the Langley Unitary Wind Tunnel.
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 Langley videographer Gary Banziger on his Pagsta Custom 50cc motorcycle
Gary Banziger's 'Green Machine'
Langley videographer Gary Banziger gets about 120 miles to the gallon on his custom 50cc motorcycle.
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 Orion crew module pad abort flight test article
Orion Crew Module Pad Abort Flight Test Article
The Orion crew module mock-up is transferred to the NASA Langley hangar for verification tests.
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 Ronnie Barnes assembles a MEDLI arc-jet model
MEDLI Arc-Jet Model
Ronnie Barnes assembles one of 44 Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI) arc-jet models.
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 Lawrence Friedl (far left) and Teresa Fryberger (left) and Lelia Vann (center) tour the 14x22 Subsonic Wind Tunnel with hosts Guy Kemmerly and Frank Quinto (far right)
14 X 22 Subsonic Wind Tunnel
Lawrence Friedl (far left) and Teresa Fryberger (left) and Lelia Vann (center) tour the 14x22 Subsonic Wind Tunnel with hosts Guy Kemmerly and Frank Quinto (far right).
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 Orion crew module mock-up lands after a second-generation airbag drop test
Second-Generation Orion Airbags Drop-Tested
One of NASA Langley's new test articles -- a mock-up of the Orion crew module -- lands after a second-generation airbag drop test.
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 Chuck Antill (right) and Lewis Horsley check a flight board of the Mars Science Laboratory
Mars Science Laboratory Electronics
Chuck Antill and Lewis Horsley check out some of the electronics for the Mars Science Laboratory.
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 Frank Mayhew stands beside the PA-1 Forward Bay Structure for the Orion Crew Module
Orion Crew Module Flight Test Article
Frank Mayhew stands beside the PA-1 Forward Bay Structure that will hold the five parachutes for the Orion crew module flight test article.
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 Ricky Hall
Ricky Hall
Ricky Hall operating the Graphic Panel that controls the Stagnation, pressure and temperature for both Unitary tunnels in building 1251.
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 Dr. Mark A. Motter stands beside the NASA Jet-FLying Controls testbed (J-FLiC)
J-FLiC
Dr. Mark A. Motter stands beside the NASA Jet-FLying Controls testbed (J-FLiC).
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 Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle in the NASA Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel
Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle
A scale model of the Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle in the NASA Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel.
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 Falling Load Impact Single Walloping Airbag Test (FLISWAT) experiment
FLISWAT
An airbag is suspended from a large arm-like device at the gantry's 72-foot vertical drop tower for a Falling Load Impact Single Walloping Airbag Test (FLISWAT).
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 Sam Miller (left) and Dr. Arthur Bradley pose with Psi, the Platform for Science Instruments
Psi
Sam Miller (left) and Dr. Arthur Bradley (right) pose with LaRC's newest robot, Psi -- the Platform for Science Instruments.
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 Yonghoon Choi with in situ carbon dioxide sensor
In Situ Carbon Dioxide Sensor
Yonghoon Choi tests an in situ carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor in preparation for test flights at Patrick Henry Field.
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 Tri-Star L-1011 S2
Tri-Star L-1011
Greg Howl (left) and Jeff Werner (right) hold the 1/24 scale Tri-Star L-1011 "S2" plane which was recently tested at the Wallops Island Facility.
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 Landing gear wind tunnel test
Landing Gear Noise Reduction
NASA Langley aeronautics researchers are studying how to make landing gear quieter. Technician, Donald Day is adjusting a one-quarter-scale model before a test in the Basic Aerodynamics Research Tunnel.
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 Ray Seals opens a MISSE passive experiment container
MISSE
Ray Seals opens one of the two suitcase-like Passive Experiment Containers (PECs) from the latest Materials International Space Station Experiments (MISSE).
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 Dick Whitcomb (right) and Edgar Cortright
Richard 'Dick' Whitcomb
Aviation pioneer Dick Whitcomb (right, facing camera) catches up with former NASA Langley Research Director Edgar Cortright. Whitcomb won the 1954 Collier Trophy for his discovery of the "area rule" that changed the shape of aircraft fuselages and was instrumental in developing the supercritical wing and winglets to increase aircraft efficiency.
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 Inflatable Lunar Habitat
Inflatable Lunar Habitat
Inflatable Lunar Habitat model at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
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 Kevin Johnson works on a Crew Exploration Vehicle test model
Crew Exploration Vehicle Model
Kevin Johnson works on a Crew Exploration Vehicle test model at the Flight Test Article Development and Integration Facility.
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