Orion Drop Test at Langley

Orion Drop Test at Langley

November 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

Engineers at NASA Langley conducted the third drop test of the Orion test article as part of Phase 1 water impact testing on Nov. 8. The capsule was hoisted about 20 feet above the ground with a pitch of 17 degrees. It reached a horizontal velocity of about 22 mph before splashing into the Hydro […]

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The Giant Nebula, NGC 3603

The Giant Nebula, NGC 3603

November 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Thousands of sparkling young stars nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar “jewel box” is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This image shows a young […]

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