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NASA

NASA is the National Aeronautical Space Administration, which oversees all the space travel in the United States. Its most famous project is the Apollo moon missions.

Asked in US Constitution, Acronyms & Abbreviations, Hindi Language and Culture, NASA

What is the full form of NASA?

It's National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Asked in Astronomy, Space Travel and Exploration, NASA

What exercise can you do in zero gravity?

There are several exercises that can be done in zero-G, any of which you can do here on Earth. "Isometric" exercises, in which you use one muscle in opposition to another, require no equipment and can be done anywhere. Here's an example; press your two hands together. Push HARD. Relax. Push; relax. This is an "isometric" exercise, meaning "same movement". Here's another; Place your left hand on the inside of your right knee, and the right hand on your left knee. Use...
Asked in Science, NASA

Will an astronaut be left behind when he steps out of his spaceship?

No. The reason why is, the astronaut and the spaceship are traveling at the same speed. The astronaut would have to careful though! Because, if the astronaut pushed away slightly from the spaceship as the astronaut stepped out, the astronaut would drift away from the spaceship and would continue to drift across space forever, provided the astronaut didn't bump into anything out there or get sucked in by the gravity field of a planet or a star. That's why when they do an EAV...
Asked in Space Shuttle, Challenger and Columbia Disasters, NASA

Who were the seven astronauts who lost their lives aboard the space shuttle Challenger on January 28 1986?

Challenger Astronauts Commander Francis R.(Dick) Scobee Pilot Michael J. Smith Mission specialists Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, and Judith A. Resnik Payload specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe, who was to have been the first teacher in space and was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants. According to initial NASA reports, all 7 astronauts were killed 73 seconds after launch on 28 January 1986. However, it was later learned that the crew may have survived the initial explosion, and likely died more than two minutes...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration, NASA

What are 5 space spinoffs?

There are more space technology spinoffs than people realize, and though most are used in Engineering, Industrial, and Scientific applications, but a few consumer applications that are more well known are: Lithium Ion Batteries - not originally developed for NASA, but NASA funded further development to power the HST / ISS Pistol Grip Tool. The technology has found its way into the global marketplace. Solid State Devices (SSD) - SSD technology was developed for the Hubble program. The original recording device on Hubble actually had...
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Best website for satellite images?

NASA provides vast archives of satellite imagery much of which are available online such as the NASA Image Gallery. Google Maps is a great tool to see satellite imagery of earth. Remember to change "Map" view to "Satellite" to display the satellite imagery. If you need better (higher resolution) imagery, you could try other mapping programs or, if you have the resources, you could consider purchasing imagery for your own use. Here are a few companies with websites to start with, but there are...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration, NASA

Who is Sofi Collis?

She won the Name The Rover contest and named the most recent Mars Rovers: Spirit and Oppurtunity. She won the Name The Rover contest and named the most recent Mars Rovers: Spirit and Oppurtunity. ...
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What year did the space shuttle explode 1 minute in to launch?

The space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.
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Is there a NASA developed home insulation?

Painting the interior or the exterior of a house can be quite an arduous task, but few realize that adding a fresh splash of color to the walls and siding of their homes can lead to reduced energy consumption and substantial savings on utility bills. Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions, LLC, of Melbourne, Florida, is producing a very complex blend of ceramic vacuum-filled refractory products designed to minimize the path of hot air transfer through ceilings, walls, and roofs. The insulating ceramic technology blocks the transfer of...
Asked in Astronauts, NASA, International Space Agencies

Do astronauts wear always wear the space suits?

No,they might take off their space suits in the rocket, if you watch apolio 13 then you'll understand ...
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What is the difference between orbital and suborbital space flights?

An Orbital space flight simply means that you have accelerated a space craft fast enough so it stays in orbit (cicular path) around the Earth. A suborbital flight means you have reached the limit of space (anything over 100 km high) but not enough speed to completely circle the Earth. ...
Asked in Space Shuttle, NASA

What are the names of all NASA's space shuttles?

Enterprise (OV-101) - Originally to be named Constitution, the name was changed to "Enterprise" after a write-in campaign by fans of the 1960's "Star Trek" TV series. Orbital Vehicle #101 was used for the initial Approach & Landing Tests (ALT) of the Space Transportation System (STS) at NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, Calif., and "fit checks" at launch pads 39A and 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and SLC-6 (Space Launch Complex #6) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Currently on display at...
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How much money is invested in NASA?

The percentage of the federal budget for NASA and space research has not kept pace with our dreams, or with the pace of scientific discovery since the Apollo Years. Entire generations weaned on 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' demand more from NASA than what we are financially willing to commit to this great adventure. Because NASA must obey the laws of nature, and most of these laws require expensive solutions, NASA cannot continue this decline without great human and technological risk. (Credit:...
Asked in Space Shuttle, Apollo Moon Missions, NASA

Where can you get pictures of both the early and modern space shuttles?

There have been six shuttles, the first being the Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-1). Although the Enterprise was never intended for use in for orbital missions, its primary use was as a test vehicle for in-atmosphere flight tests of the 747 aircraft "taxi" system that moved the shuttle from Edwards AFB or other alternate landing sites to Kennedy Space Center in those cases where the shuttle couldn't land at KSC. It was also used to test the shuttle's glide and landing capability. The original...
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What are the names of all the space shuttles?

The Space Shuttle Fleet Consisted of 6 Orbiters, however, only 5 were used in space flight. 1. Enterprise (used for landing tests never flown in space) 2. Columbia (first Shuttle, destroyed in 2003) 3. Challenger (Destroyed in 1986) 4. Discovery (retired on March 9, 2011; will go on display at the Smithsonian Institute) 5. Atlantis (retired July 21, 2011; will go on display at the Kennedy Space Center Complex) 6. Endeavour (retired June 1, 2011; will go on display at the California Science Center in...
Asked in NASA

Why should the US fund nasa?

To explore space, the last frontier. Of course, nowadays we as a country don't care about national honor very much, so it won't matter to most if we aren't the ones to discover new planets, galaxies, and possibly even life forms or habitable planets. ...
Asked in Space Shuttle, NASA

Why do scientists use full scale mock ups of shuttles before actual space missions?

They use these models to... Train- Crew members can learn to use the controls and get used to living in the vehicles. Practice is needed for every situation possible. Test- This lets them test all parts of the craft, which is very important for safety. If one thing was to go wrong in space, everyone on the ship could die. ...
Asked in Neil Armstrong, Astronauts, NASA

Is Neil Armstrong still alive?

Neil Armstrong died August 25, 2012.
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Where can you find a map of Mission Control and where the shuttle is launched?

If you haven't already checked out these links, you really should. NASA Homepage Kennedy Space Center Homepage And I'm not sure if these links will provide the info you want, but they do have some interesting information. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/programs/shuttle.html http://space.balettie.com/MCC.html ...
Asked in Space Shuttle, Challenger and Columbia Disasters, NASA

What are the names of the space shuttles that blew up?

Challenger (January 28, 1986). Columbia (February 1, 2003) broke up in the atmosphere because of a hole in the wing made by a piece of foam at launch. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Space Shuttle, NASA

How big are the space shuttles?

It is 149.6 feet tall and 28.5 feet wide and is capable of carrying 25 tons of cargo to Low Earth Orbit. About half the size of a Boeing-747. See the link for full dimensions. ...
Asked in Islam, NASA

How many Muslims work at NASA?

It is against the law for an employer to ask an employee their religion, so the answer to your question is unknown. Asking such questions leads to discrimination in the work place and has no place in our society. ...