Orion Spacecraft Water Impact Testing
NASA – Water impact test of an 18,000-pound (8,165 kilogram) test version of the Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Langley Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
Swing drop testing began last summer at Langley’s Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. In this series of tests, Orion is being dropped vertically into the pool for the first time, which will help fine-tune the way NASA predicts Orion’s landing loads.
The Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s next crew capsule and heavy-lift rocket, will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration. Designed to be flexible for launching spacecraft for crew and cargo missions, SLS and Orion will expand human presence beyond low Earth orbit and enable new missions of exploration across the solar system.
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By Christian Heinze – When Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan leave the applause of the Republican National Convention, here are the big three issues Romney strategists are facing.
As the general election officially begins, Romney will have access to a giant war chest of general-election funds previously unavailable to his campaign.
According to The Boston Globe, the Obama campaign outspent Romney by roughly 3-to-1 over the summer, but now that advantage shifts to Romney. more> http://tinyurl.com/c4mxxb8
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By Charles Murray – Experts say that the intelligent highway will save more lives than seat belts, airbags, and electronic stability control. For sheer lifesaving capacity, nothing in the history of the auto industry will come close to it.
The reason for the superlatives around the technology is simple: Vehicle infrastructure integration (VII), as it’s known, will allow cars to talk to one another, as well as to traffic lights and stop signs. It will enable them to communicate with municipalities, government agencies, car dealerships, and traffic control centers.
As a result, cars won’t collide. more> http://tinyurl.com/8mjwxjl
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