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NASA INFLATABLE HEAT SHIELD TECHNOLOGY PERFORMS UNDER PRESSURE

Testing is well underway as NASA’s LOFTID – short for Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator – prepares to catch a ride on an Atlas V rocket launch in 2022. LOFTID is a cross-cutting technology designed to help deliver heavy cargos to any planet with an atmosphere. In a few years, NASA and […]

NASA LANGLEY AIMS TO GET A JUMP ON VIRTUAL REALITY GROWTH

The growth and promise of virtual reality has become a real opportunity for NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to step into its realm of possibilities. From mission research to educational outreach efforts, the uses for virtual reality are becoming a boundless playground of potential. “It’s really becoming pervasive and we just want to […]

BALLOON FIESTA EXHIBIT SHOWCASES NASA AERONAUTICS

Breathtaking views of hot air balloons filling the skies will captivate enthusiasts at the 45th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico from October 1- 9. NASA representatives will add to the festivities with an exhibit that showcases the latest in aeronautics innovations. “People will have an opportunity to learn about the many exciting […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR ORBITER 1 MISSION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first of five lunar orbiters that returned images of 99 percent of both the near- and far-side surfaces of the moon. The orbiters sent back a total of 3,062 photos. Lunar Orbiter 1, built by The Boeing Co., was launched August 10, 1966 on an […]

HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY TEAM’S RICE AND BEANS ENTREE LAUNCHES TO ISS

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 8 carried some important science research, hardware and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It also carried something important to a group of culinary students from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia — a rice and beans entrée. The team originally […]

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