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STS-133 - Public domain NASA photogrpaph


Overview of the tarmac of Prince Sultan Air Base with a Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport in the foreground and a C-5B Galaxy in the background. Both aircraft are providing needed supplies in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The "Super Guppy" transport aircraft approaches the runway at the KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. On board is the S0 (S Zero) truss segment, from Boeing in Huntington Beach, Calif. The truss segment, which will become the backbone of the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), is a 44- by 15-foot structure weighing 30,800 pounds when fully outfitted and ready for launch. It will be at the center of the 10-truss, girderlike structure that will ultimately extend the length of a football field on the ISS. Eventually the S0 truss will be attached to the U.S. Lab, "Destiny," scheduled to be added to the ISS in April 2000. Later, other trusses will be attached to the S0 truss on-orbit. During processing at KSC, the S0 truss will have installed the Canadian Mobile Transporter, power distribution system modules, a heat pipe radiator for cooling, computers, and a pair of rate gyroscopes. Four Global Positioning System antennas are already installed. The S0 truss is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2001 on mission STS-108 KSC-99pp0671

Right side view of a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft about to touch down at the base for the first time

One of 14 U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

Two F/A-18F Super Hornets, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, fly by the flight deck during a Tiger Cruise air power demonstration.

An MH-53J PAVE LOW III helicopter assigned to the 58th Special Operations Wing, which supported President Clinton's visit to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, sits on the flight line near Air Force One


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The unique Proteus aircraft served as a test bed for NASA-sponsored flight tests designed to validate collision-avoidance technologies proposed for uninhabited aircraft. The tests, flown over southern New Mexico in March, 2002, used the Proteus as a surrogate uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) while three other aircraft flew toward the Proteus from various angles on simulated collision courses. Radio-based "detect, see and avoid" equipment on the Proteus successfully detected the other aircraft and relayed that information to a remote pilot on the ground at Las Cruces Airport. The pilot then transmitted commands to the Proteus to maneuver it away from the potential collisions. The flight demonstration, sponsored by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, New Mexico State University, Scaled Composites, the U.S. Navy and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., were intended to demonstrate that UAVs can be flown safely and compatibly in the same skies as piloted aircraft.

NASA Identifier: NIX-EC02-0057-12



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STS-132 - EOM - Public domain NASA photogrpaph

PALMDALE, Calif. -- S91-39477 -- A Rockwell worker at the space shuttle's Palmdale Final Assembly Facility in Palmdale, Calif., takes a technical documentation image of space shuttle Endeavour as it is mated to the agency's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, designated NASA 911, in preparation for its first ferry flight to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Endeavour is scheduled to return to California in 2012, where it will be on public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Its ferry flight across America is targeted for mid-September. Endeavour was the last space shuttle added to NASA’s orbiter fleet. During the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement work, visit Photo credit: NASA/ Rockwell International Space Systems Division KSC-2012-4807

3-D hypersonic inlet model. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis, strongbacks lining its payload bay doors, executes a three-point turnaround outside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 on its move to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis will be stored temporarily in the VAB while transition and retirement processing resumes on shuttle Endeavour in the processing hangar. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A groundbreaking was held Jan. 18 for Atlantis' future home -- a 65,000-square-foot exhibit in Shuttle Plaza at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For additional information, visit Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-1092

CPT Dano Kinzie and TSGT Richard Brooks use a flight log to check the weight and balance of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft loaded with troops and cargo during exercise Team Spirit (Coronet Spray)

Pegasus XL CYGNSS Arrival at CCAFS

NASA X-2, Dryden history gallery

LDEF (Prelaunch), AO201 : Interplanetary Dust Experiment, Tray C03

Test 60 - Micro Air Vehicle - biologically inspired flight

Exterior view of the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft Combat Mission Trainer (CMT) flight simulator

Pathfinder. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery (OV-103), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX


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