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NASA And Others Build On Past Microgravity Fire Research
2013-11-27 08:36:24

NASA Researchers build on the work of those who have gone before. New experiments intersect with published research; current investigations expand the scope of earlier work; new tests verify and challenge old results. And so it goes with all research, including microgravity flame studies. NASA engineers, academic researchers and scientists of all stripes have built on past experiments and findings to understand the fundamentals of combustion, fire sensing and fire suppression both on...

Anniversary Of The Microgravity Science Glovebox Is Marked With 'Hands' on the Future
2012-08-02 09:54:23

Marking the 10th anniversary of an achievement is a proud occasion. And when it's marked in space, some believe it's even more of an achievement. That's not lost on the hundreds of researchers, astronauts and operational engineers who have had their "hands" in the Microgravity Science Glovebox on the International Space Station. The glovebox, also known as MSG, is sealed and at negative pressure, so astronauts can manipulate experiment hardware and samples without the risk of small parts,...

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2009-09-19 07:54:40

What's about the size of a large refrigerator, weighs a ton and may help pave the way for new and improved metals or glasses here on Earth? It's the Materials Science Research Rack -- a new laboratory on board the International Space Station. This facility will allow researchers to study a variety of materials -- including metals, alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, and glasses to see how the materials form, and learn how to control their properties. The results from experiments conducted in...


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Donald Alan Thomas
2012-10-01 17:28:32

Donald Alan Thomas is a retired American astronaut selected by NASA in 1990. Thomas completed 43 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes in space on missions including STS-65, STS-70, STS-83, and STS-94. Thomas started his education in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with graduating in 1973 from Cleveland Heights High School. He continued his studies at Case Western Reserve University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1977. He pushed even further at Cornell University achieving a Masters...

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2012-05-12 08:54:50

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 13, 1993 at 8:59 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 19 at 8:37 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 96 times at an altitude of 165 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees. The mission lasted 5 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 19 seconds. The primary payload was the fifth Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-F) which was deployed on day one of the mission. It was later successfully transferred to its proper orbit by the...

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