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Image: Engine test with a cyclonic twist

Water forms an interesting cyclonic twist as it is intentionally sucked into the test engine of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft during the VIPR project engine health monitoring tests conducted by ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Image: Dragon's crew accommodations

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has finished an important evaluation of a prototype Dragon spacecraft designed to carry people into orbit. This key milestone is part of SpaceX's partnership with NASA ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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J-2X nozzle extension goes the distance

(Phys.org) -- NASA engineers conducted a 550-second test of the new J-2X rocket engine at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on July 13. The J-2X engine will power the upper-stage of a planned two-stage Space ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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USGS: Mission accomplished for Landsat 5

(Phys.org)—Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.  By any measure, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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