January 17, 2013
KSC-03PD-3038 (10/30/2003) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - This seal illustrates the mission of the Gravity Probe B spacecraft and the organizations who developed the experiment: Stanford University, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin. The Gravity Probe B mission will test the theory of curved spacetime and "frame-dragging," depicted graphically in the lower half, that was developed by Einstein and other scientists. Above the graphic is a drawing of GP-B circling the Earth.
Topics: Technology Internet, Environment, Gravity Probe B, Tests of general relativity, Physics, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Spacetime, Kennedy Space Center, Gravitation, General relativity, Frame-dragging