The Honeywell ALF 502 engine that was recently used for the NASA Engine Icing Validation test at Glenn’s Propulsion System Laboratory (PSL). This test allows engine manufacturers to simulate flying through the upper atmosphere where large amounts of icing particles can be ingested and cause flame outs or a loss of engine power on aircraft. Image © NASA Bridget R. Caswell (Wyle Information Systems, LLC)
The Twin Rectangular Jet model, installed on the Nozzle Acoustic Test Rig in the Aeroacoustic Propulsion Laboratory at NASA‘s Glenn Research Center. It’s being tested to determine the acoustic impact of engine configurations on low sonic boom plane for the High Speed Project of the Fundamental Aeronautics Program. Image © NASA/Bridget R. Caswell
NASA’s Kepler Planet-Hunting telescope has lost its ability to point toward stars, because one of the reaction wheels that control the telescope’s orientation in space, has failed.
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CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment on Space Station, designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth. Watch the video…