STORRM Team Commemorates with New Museum Exhibit
Members of NASA’s Langley Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM) team gathered to have a “signing party.” Feeling like celebrities, each member signed the STORRM blanket, used for covering the STORRM Avionics Enclosure Assembly, just before its move to its temporary home at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, NM. The blanket will be there for a one-year long-term display. The team's hard work was also celebrated.
"These guys couldn't even count the hours that they've worked - they were committed," said Frank Novak, STORRM project manager at NASA Langley. "They understood the vision, they understood the schedule, and they made huge sacrifices – just a good team."
STORRM, designed for the Orion spacecraft, is a docking navigation system prototype that includes a laser-based state-of-the art Vision Navigation Sensor (VNS), a high-resolution docking camera, and other advanced features. STORRM successfully flew aboard Endeavor’s mission in July 2010, to the International Space Station.
Photo credit: NASA/Paul Bagby