NASA conducted another test of its Space Launch System vehicle configuration at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., where the agency assessed the space vehicle’s aerodynamics through a set of wind tunnel tests, NASASpaceFlight.com reported Tuesday. The space agency launched 700 supersonic test runs using the SLS Block 1 Cargo vehicle at a speed of Mach 1.5 to 4.5.Read More »
A group of NASA researchers is working on a technology that will leverage carbon nanotube composite materials to conduct rocket and spacecraft launches for use in deep space exploration missions.Read More »
NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has initiated a new series of in-flight tests that aims to identify the physiological effects of high-performance aircraft flights on the human body.
The NASA Engineering and Safety Center at Langley Research Center will monitor the breathing of five NASA pilots operating different airplanes and equipment in various flight conditions, the agency said Wednesday.
NASA and France’s national aerospace research center, ONERA, will collaborate on a study to predict the landfall location of sonic booms from aircraft flights. The research agreement, signed at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K., will support efforts meant to develop supersonic over-land passenger flights, NASA said Wednesday. …Read More »
Steve Jurczyk has been named permanent associate administrator at NASA after serving in an acting capacity for two months. “I want to thank Steve for stepping up to the plate as acting associate administrator these past months, and look forward to his counsel going forward,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said …Read More »
NASA has awarded the University of Oklahoma in Norman a potential $161 million contract to develop a geostationary instrument that will work to measure vegetation health and carbon-related greenhouse gases from space. The agency said Friday it selected the university’s proposed Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory out of 15 submissions received for the …Read More »
NASA will break ground Tuesday on a laboratory at Langley Research Center in Virginia as part of a 20-year revitalization initiative to modernize aging structures and construct facilities. The space agency said Thursday the new Measurement Systems Laboratory will be built to research and develop measurement concepts, systems and technologies for aeronautic, scientific and space exploration missions. W.M. Jordan …Read More »
A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …Read More »
An instrument aboard a spacecraft that works to collect data on the Earth’s radiation budget and the upper atmosphere’s dynamics marked 15 years in orbit on Jan. 22. Scientists and officials from NASA and Hampton University gathered Jan. 31 at Langley Research Center in Virginia to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the …Read More »
NASA Starts Wind Tunnel Tests for Scale Models of 2nd-Gen Space Launch System; John Blevins Comments
NASA engineers have begun to conduct a series of wind tunnel tests on scale crew and cargo models of the second-generation Space Launch System in an effort to collect data for use in the design of the upgraded rocket as well as its ground and control platforms. The upgraded SLS …Read More »