Explosions in near space and at high speed are peculiar looking!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
NASA, GOES R systems require calibration prior to integration. This vault simulates the application radiation environment (space) to allow detailed calibration under these conditions. The doors are about 4 feet thick.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Dragon traveled from 0-100 mph in 1.2 seconds, reaching a max velocity of 345 mph.
The test simulated how Dragon would carry astronauts to safety if an emergency occurred on the launch pad. Crew Dragon’s abort system is powered by eight SuperDraco engines which together produce 120,000 pounds of axial thrust. The engines are integrated directly into the sides of the vehicle rather than carried on top of the vehicle as with previous launch abort systems. This configuration provides astronauts escape capability from the launch pad all the way to orbit and allows the spacecraft to use the same thrusters to land propulsively on land at the end of a mission.