NASA and AARP Celebrate 50
Years of Inspiration, Innovation and Discovery NASA powers Inspiration that encourages future generations to explore, learn, and build a better future. NASA powers Innovation that creates new jobs, new markets, and new technologies . NASA powers Discovery that enables us to learn more about ourselves, our world, and how to manage and protect it.
“ The exploration of space
will go ahead, whether we join it or not, and it is one of the greatest adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space… We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for all people… We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because the goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills..." President John F. Kennedy Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort September 12, 1962
Sean Bird , Covenant Christian
HS physics and calculus teacher and rocket team supervisor, preparing to embark on the adventure of "50 years of Space Exploration."
Apollo 11 Landing Move Mission
Apollo XI Crew Neil Armstrong Michael Collins Edwin Aldrin Jr. Lift Off Saturn V July 16, 1969 9:32 a.m. EDT KSC, Florida Complex 39-A Lunar Landing July 20, 1969 4:18 p.m. EDT Sea of Tranquillity Lunar Lift Off July 21, 1969 1:54 p.m. EDT Splash- down July 24, 1969 12:50 p.m. EDT Pacific Ocean Duration 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes
( MAY 1969 ) ---
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) has named these three astronauts as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.
Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong ,
commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, ride the special transport van over to Launch Complex 39A where their spacecraft awaited them. Liftoff was at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969 .
( 20 July 1969 )
--- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr ., lunar module pilot, descends the steps of the Lunar Module (LM) ladder as he prepares to walk on the Moon. He had just egressed the LM. This photograph was taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, with a 70mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). While Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM "Eagle" to explore the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit .
( 16 JULY 1969 )
--- The huge, 363-foot tall Apollo 11 Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module S/Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969. Onboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot . Apollo 11 is the United States first lunar landing mission. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descend in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Collins will remain with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar-orbit .
( 24 JULY 1969 )
United States President Richard M. Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Already confined to the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are (left to right) Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 splashed down at 11:49 a.m. (CDT), July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii and only 12 nautical miles from the U.S.S. Hornet.
(20 JULY 1969 ) ---
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM the "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar-orbit.
(13 AUGUST 1969) New York
City welcomes Apollo 11 crew men in a showering of ticker tape down Broadway and Park Avenue in a parade termed as the largest in the city's history. Pictured in the lead car, from the right, are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The three astronauts teamed for the first manned lunar landing, on July 20.1969,
Humankind’s greatest achievement in space
occurred at 10:56 p.m. EDT, July 20, 1969, International Space Station is playing a vital role in that preparation as a testbed for when Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. The United long-duration space flight. States is working to return astronauts to the moon and to explore other destinations. The International Space Station is playing a vital role in that preparation as a testbed for long-duration space flight.
Moonwalk Apollo11-Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on
the surface of the july,20 - 1969 In the most famous photos in the history the photographer- Apollo11 ,Commander Neil Armstrong- is seen reflected in Aldrin’s helmet visor.
FLOATING FREE In february ,
1989 , Shuttle astronaut Bruce MacCandless became the first Astronaut to float in space untethered, thanks to a jetpack-like device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit, or MMU MMU’s are no longer used, but Astronauts now wear a similar Backpack device in case of emergency.
THE FUTURE Dr. Dean Eppler
wears the MKIII advanced demonstration spacesuit during a 2002 field test of futuristic Technology in Arizona.
THE FUTURE Astronauts. Engineers and
scientists wearing prototype spacesuit, driving prototype lunar rovers and simulating scientific work this week at Moses Lake, Wash., as part of NASA’s demonstrations of concepts for living and working on the lunar surface. NASA currently is building tha spacecraft and systems to return to the moon by 2020
NASA, the National Science Foundation
and ILC Dover unveiled an Antarctic-bound inflatable habitat on Nov. 14, at ILC's facility in Frederica, Del. The habitat, being developed under NASA's Innovative Partnership Program, will be put through its paces as a component of the McMurdo Station in Antarctica from January 2008 through February 2009 . Using reports from explorers braving this harsh environment and data collected from habitat sensors, designers will evaluate the concept of using inflatable structures to support future explorers on the moon or Mars.
Atlantis Lowered into Position Atlantis
is lowered alongside the external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters in high bay 3 and will be attached to the stack on the mobile launcher platform. After additional preparations are made, the shuttle will be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for launch on the STS-125 mission targeted for 1:34 a.m. EDT, Oct. 8.
Not only is the International
Space Station (ISS) the most complex scientific and techno-ISS is a partnership of five space agencies— NASA , Roskosmos (Russia), the European logical endeavor ever undertaken, it is a shining example of international cooperation. The Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.
With a permanent human presence
aboard the International Space Station (ISS), flight keep a constant watch on the crew’s activities and monitor spacecraft systems, crew control teams at the Mission Control Center in Houston and the Mission Control Center health and safety as they check every system to ensure operations proceed as planned. in Moscow are on duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Flight controllers
Building and maintaining the International
Space Station (ISS) requires crew members to to take place during the ISS assembly. To prepare for the spacewalks, crew members train conduct extravehicular activities (spacewalks). More than 130 spacewalks are scheduled in a 6.2-million-gallon pool at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas.
Global Hawk The bulbous nose
of one of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft sports a blue-and-white paint scheme after repainting in the Edwards Air Force Base paint shop.
Clean Room In this photograph,
members of the Research Instrumentation and Sensors Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center work in a clean room. The team fabricates micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), such as pressure sensors and electronics, for jet engines and other high-temperature applications. In a clean room, the air quality, humidity and temperature are controlled to prevent contamination of sensitive material like MEMS .
Delta 4 Shroud Separation Test
Boeing Delta 4 shroud separation test in the Space Power Facility (SPF) at NASA Plum Brook Station. The SPF houses the world's largest space environment simulation chamber, measuring 100-ft in diameter by 122-ft high.
Mr. Hubble’s Telescope Saturday, August
16, 2008 10 a.m. to 3p.m. “ Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science!” – Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) Join us for a first-hand account of the Hubble Space Telescope’s latest astronomical results and learn more about the upcoming Hubble servicing mission. 11 a.m. – “The Hubble Space Telescope: Greatest Hits” Dr. Frank Summers: Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute 1 p.m. – “Hubble Servicing Mission #4 – Status Report” Dr. Frank Summers: Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute.
Voyager Squashes View of Solar
System This artist's rendering depicts NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft as it studies the outer limits of the heliosphere--a magnetic 'bubble' around the solar system that is created by the solar wind.
Nature Meets Technology A deer
grazes in front of the Flight Research Building at NASA's Glenn Research Center . Situated beside the Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Reservation, the center's 350-acre campus is frequently visited by deer, geese and a variety of bird species.
NASA 50th Anniversary Gala Celebrating
the Achievements of NASA Glenn Research Center and Honoring Ohio's Astronauts Program (Subject to Change) 6:30 PM - Reception 7:30 PM - Dinner 8:30 PM - Program • September 24, 2008 – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NASA 50th Gala • September 4–6,2008 – American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) 50th Anniversary Convention Calendar of Events NASA has scheduled many 50th Anniversary events and activities during the next 12 months.
Event Overview The NASA 50th
Anniversary Celebration represents an opportunity to celebrate the power of inspiration, innovation, and discovery. AIAA, NASA and our partners in the aerospace community, are looking forward to toasting NASA’s milestone moments and hearing more about the plans for the future. Logistics include: Date: September 24, 2008 Location: Chantilly, VA Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Attire: Business/Festive Attire Reception with dinner buffets (this is not a sit down dinner, but we will have plenty of seating available).