HD Videos

  • MakerBot space shuttle model


    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.

    QuickTime 720p 29.9 MB | 0:47
  • Hydro Impact Basin ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Hydro Impact Basin Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Slideshow

    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.

    QuickTime 1080i 54 MB | 2:45
  • MPCV water landing test in LaRC HIB, Aug 2, 2011

    Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Water Landing Test

    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.

    QuickTime 720p 49 MB
  • Hydro Impact Basin Boilerplate Test Article Drop Test

    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)

    QuickTime 720p 54.9 MB
  • Composite Space Telescope Truss

    Composite Space Telescope Truss

    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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    QuickTime 720p 74.7 MB
  • Helicopter drop test

    Helicopter Drop Test

    This crash test of a small, lightweight helicopter at Langley Research Center was a smashing success, literally -- just as NASA engineers had predicted. (mp4)

    QuickTime 720p 79.4 MB
  • X-48 wind tunnel testing

    X-48C Prototype Wind Tunnel Test

    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)

    QuickTime 720p 64.7 MB
  • AirSTAR vehicle


    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)

    QuickTime 720p 25.1 MB
  • Research Flight Deck (RFD)

    Pilots Take Part in Cockpit Research

    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)

    QuickTime 720p 61.9 MB
  • Air Traffic Operations Laboratory (ATOL)

    Air Traffic Operations Laboratory

    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)

    QuickTime 720p 104 MB