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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.

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How many Muslims work at NASA?

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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.
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What is the cost of the space shuttle heat shield?

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Each tile has an estimated cost of roughly $3,000. There are over 30,000 tiles, ranging from different shapes and sizes. That's approximately $90,000,000.
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What is the yearly salary for a NASA astronaut?

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Q. What is an astronaut's salary? A. Salaries for civilian Astronaut Candidates are based on the Federal Government's General Schedule pay scale for grades GS-12 through GS-13. Each person's grade is determined according to his/her academic achievements and experience. Currently, a GS-12 starts at $65,140 per year and a GS-13 can earn up to $100,701 per year. Becoming an astronaut is extremely competitive, with an average of more than 4000 applicants for about 20 openings every two years. Astronaut recruiting occurs periodically. Becoming an astronaut is very difficult, but it has a good salary, and it is fun to become an astronaut, you'll be known world wide. Alot. More than a teacher's salary.
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What equipment does the international space station carry?

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The ISS carries MANY different kinds of equipment from plants, to space food, experiental equipment, spae suits, and they even have a cumputer that tells ET'S what planet we are from, what animals live on earth , currency, country's, and how humans reproduce.
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Who was the second person from India land on moon?

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Nobody from India has landed on the moon. The only country that has landed astronauts on the lunar surface is the US.
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Who is Prof Cyril Ponnamperuma - NASA Scientist?

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Cyril Ponnamperuma (16 October 1923-20 December 1994) was a scientist in the fields of chemical evolution and the origin of life. Biography Cyril Ponnamperuma was born in Galle, Sri Lanka on 16 October 1923. After completing his early education with flying colours at St. Aloysius' College, Galle and subsequently at St. Joseph's College, Colombo, Ponnamperuma proceeded to India and in 1948 obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Madras. Later he moved to the United Kingdom and enrolled at Birkbeck, University of London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1959. At the same time he had the opportunity to work with Professor J. D. Bernal, a pioneering scientist engaged in research on the origin of life. Afterwards he proceeded to the United States, where in 1962 he received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley under the direction of the Nobel Laureate Melvin Calvin. In 1962, he was honoured with a National Academy of Science resident associateship with NASA at Ames Research Center. In 1963 he joined NASA's Exobiology Division and take over the helm of the Chemical Evolution Division. He was selected as the principal investigator for analysis of lunar soil brought to earth by Project Apollo. Thereafter, he was closely involved with NASA in the Viking and Voyager programmes and was offered membership in both the Space Science Advisory Council and Life Sciences Advisory Council of NASA. According to Arthur C. Clarke, "No other scientist of Sri Lankan origin was internationally known and respected as he was". He produced over 400 scientific publications and held a number of prestigious academic posts during his rather short lifespan. His studies focused mainly towards the origin of life, but only after he was selected for the analysis of the moon dust in the 'Apollo Programme' his name and photo appeared on the cover-pages of world class newspapers and magazines such as Time and Newsweek. The "Third World Academy of Sciences" (TWAS) based in Trieste, Italy elected him as its vice president in 1989 and appointed him Chairman of the International Network of Science Centres in selected developing Countries. He contributed immensely to the Third World Foundation of North America as its Chairman. He was the first director of the "Arthur C. Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies" in Sri Lanka, and in 1984 was appointed science advisor to the President of Sri Lanka by the late President J. R. Jayewardene. He was so fortunate, indeed, as to be associated with many universities in the USA and other countries. He served as a distinguished Lecturer at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a considerable period. The Atomic Energy Commission of India offered him an assignment as a visiting Professor in 1967. UNESCO appointed him for a period covering 1970-1971 as its Director of the Programme for the development of basic research in Sri Lanka. After that, in his endeavour to widen the horizon of knowledge of the fellow human beings the distinguished Academic apex he selected was University of Maryland in USA. Since 1971 he provided his service to that University as a Professor of Chemistry as well as the Director of the laboratory of chemical evolution. His contribution to the development of International Programmes of that University was acknowledged in deserved manner in January 1991, the first distinguished International Service Award was presented to him by that university. Among the many awards that Professor Ponnamperuma received one can mention the "Alexander Oparin Gold Medal" for the 'Best sustained Programme' on the origin of life awarded by the International Society for the study of the origin of life in 1980. In recognition of his service to Sri Lanka, he was conferred, "The Honour of Vidya Jyothy" at the 1990 National Day investiture ceremony by President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The presence of this great son of Sri Lanka, was so conspicuous all over the world as to be nominated to the prestigious Pontical Academy of Sciences, a body represented by world-renowned scientists who excelled in the spheres of mathematical and experimental sciences. The Academy of Creative Endeavors, Moscow, awarded him the Harold Urey Prize and the Academy Medal for his outstanding contribution to the study of the origin of life. His participation in the Sri Lankan scientific arena began in 1984, when he became the science adviser to the late Sri Lanka President J. R. Jayewardena. Within a matter of months he was appointed Director of the Institute of Fundamental Studies. His country was fortunate to have a son so highly recognized in the world and so dedicated to many public causes. His organisational abilities and communication skills have been widely acknowledged. He died soon after suffering a heart attack at the Laboratory of Chemical Evolution, University of Maryland USA. The remains of Professor Cyril Ponnamperuma were flown to Colombo on January 9, 1995.
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Can a student not from IIT get a job in NASA?

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Yes, it is possible but being in IIT is a great advantage.
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How do you hook up a night security light?

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usually a "night security light" just means that the light is on a circuit that does not get switched off at night.
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How long does it take the space shuttle to reach outer space from launch?

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It takes about 8 minutes from launch for the shuttle to reach space. How is that for speed? Once in space, the space shuttle and the International Space Station orbit the Earth about 16 times a day. They are actually traveling faster than a bullet! That fast rate of speed along with Earth's gravity keep them in orbit around our planet
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Full form of NASA?

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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List the names of satellites launched by ISRO?

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1. Aryabhata 19.04.1975 First Indian satellite. Provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos. 2. Bhaskara-I 07.06.1979 First experimental remote sensing satellite. Carried TV and microwave cameras. Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos. 3. Bhaskara-II 20.11.1981 Second experimental remote sensing satellite similar to Bhaskara-1. Provided experience in building and operating a remote sensing satellite system on an end-to-end basis. Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos. 4. Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment (APPLE) 19.06.1981 First experimental communication satellite. Provided experience in building and operating a three-axis stabilised communication satellite. Launched by the European Ariane. 5. Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) 10.08.1979 Intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian launch vehicle. Could not be placed in orbit. 6. Rohini (RS-1) 18.07.1980 Used for measuring in-flight performance of second experimental launch of SLV-3. 7. Rohini (RS-D1) 31.05.1981 Used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload. Launched by the first developmental launch of SLV-3 8. Rohini (RS-D2) 17.04.1983 Identical to RS-D1. Launched by the second developmental launch of SLV-3. 9. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-1) 24.03.1987 Carried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for Gamma Ray astronomy. Could not be placed in orbit. 10. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-2) 13.07.1988 Carried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Could not be placed in orbit. 11. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C) 20.05.1992 Launched by third developmental flight of ASLV. Carried Gamma Ray astronomy and aeronomy payload. 12. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) 04.05.1994 Launched by fourth developmental flight of ASLV. Identical to SROSS-C. Still in service. Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) 13. INSAT-1A 10.04.1982 First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from USA. Worked only for six months. Launched by US Delta launch vehicle. 14. INSAT-1B 30.08.1983 Identical to INSAT-1A. Served for more than design life of seven years. Launched by US Space Shuttle. 15. INSAT-1C 21.07.1988 Same as INSAT-1A. Served for only one and a half years. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle. 16. INSAT-1D 12.06.1990 Identical to INSAT-1A. Launched by US Delta launch vehicle. Still in service. 17. INSAT-2A 10.07.1992 First satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2 series. Has enhanced capability than INSAT-1 series. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle. Still in service. 18. INSAT-2B 23.07.1993 Second satellite in INSAT-2 series. Identical to INSAT-2A. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle. Still in service. 19. INSAT-2C 07.12.1995 Has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. Launched by European launch vehicle. In service. 20. INSAT-2D 04.06.1997 Same as INSAT-2C. Launched by European launch vehicle Ariane. Inoperable since Oct 4, 97 due to power bus anomaly. 21. INSAT-2DT January 1998 Procured in orbit from ARABSAT 22. INSAT-2E 03.04.1999 Multipurpose communication & meteorological satellite launched by Ariane. 23. INSAT-3B 22.03.2000 Multipurpose communication - business communication, developmental communication and mobile communication purpose. 24. GSAT-1 18.04.2001 Experimental Satellite for the first developmental flight of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D1. 25. INSAT-3C 24.01.2002 To augment the existing INSAT capacity for communication and broadcasting, besides providing continuity of the services of INSAT-2C. 26. KALPANA-1 12.09.2002 METSAT was the first exclusive meteorological satellite built by ISRO named after Kalpana Chawla. 27. INSAT-3A 10.04.2003 Multipurpose Satellite for communication and broadcasting, besides providing meteorological services along with INSAT-2E and KALPANA-1. 28. GSAT-2 08.05.2003 Experimental Satellite for the second developmental test flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV 29. INSAT-3E 28.09.2003 Exclusive communication satellite to augment the existing INSAT System. 30. EDUSAT 20.09.2004 India's first exclusive educational satellite. 31. HAMSAT 05.05.2005 Microsatellite for providing satellite based Amateur Radio Services to the national as well as the international community (HAMs). 32. INSAT-4A 22.12.2005 The most advanced satellite for Direct-to-Home television broadcasting services. 33. INSAT-4C 10.07.2006 State-of-the-art communication satellite - could not be placed in orbit. 34. INSAT-4B 12.03.2007 An identical satellite to INSAT-4A further augment the INSAT capacity for Direct-To-Home (DTH) television services and other communications. 35. INSAT-4CR 02.09.2007 Designed to provide Direct-To-home (DTH) television services, Video Picture Transmission (VPT) and Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), identical to INSAT- 4C . Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) 36. IRS-1A 17.03.1988 First operational remote sensing satellite. Launched by a Russian Vostok. 37. IRS-1B 29.08.1991 Same as IRS-1A. Launched by a Russian Launch vehicle, Vostok. Still in service. 38. IRS-1E 20.09.1993 Carried remote sensing payloads. Could not be placed in orbit. 39. IRS-P2 15.10.1994 Carried remote sensing payload. Launched by second developmental flight of PSLV. 40. IRS-1C 28.12.1995 Carries advanced remote sensing cameras. Launched by Russian Molniya launch vehicle. Still in service. 41. IRS-P3 21.03.1996 Carries remote sensing payload and an X-ray astronomy payload. Launched by third developmental flight of PSLV. Still in service. 42. IRS-1D 29.09.1997 Same as IRS-1C. Launched by India's PSLV service. In service. 43. IRS-P4 Oceansat 26.05.1999 Carries an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR), Launched by India's PSLV-C2, 44. Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) 22.10.2001 Technology Experiment Satellite Launched by PSLV-C3 . 45. IRS-P6 Resourcesat-1 17.10.2003 Launched by PSLV - C5, carries three camera, names, LISS-4, LISS-3 and AwiFS 46. CARTOSAT -1 05.05.2005 Launched by PSLV-C6, carries two panchromatic cameras - PAN (fore) and PAN (aft) - with 2.5 meter resolution. The cam mounted with a tilt of +26 deg and -5 deg along the track to provide stereo images. 47. CARTOSAT - 2 10.01.2007 Launched by PSLV-C7, it is an advanced remote sensing satellite carrying a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene specific spot imageries. 48. SRE - 1 10.01.2007 Launched by PSLV-C7, Space capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1), intended to demonstrate the technology of an orbiting platform for performing experiments in microgravity conditions. SRE-1 was recovered successfully after 12 days over Bay of Bengal. 49. CARTOSAT-2A 28.04.2008 Identical to CARTOSAT - 2, launched by PSLV-C9 50. IMS-1 28.04.2008 Launched by PSLV-C9 along with CARTOSAT-2A and other Eight
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How long has it been since Smith and Wesson made a 916A Shotgun?

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S&W has a detailed book of all weapons sold under the S&W name. I was luck and found a 916A at a gun show at st. Charles mo. in 1995 for 75 bucks. hopethis helps Steve The 916 slide action was produced between 1972 and 1978. MSRP was between $136 and $163. Now a ANIB is about $225 and EXC is $185. Darrell. about 32 years ago and its cost would be about $300
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Who was the first president to enter outer space?

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A U.S. President has never been to space, but a U.S. Senator, John Glenn, has.
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What do the letters NASA stand for?

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NASA means "NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION" and is the US civilian space agency.
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Why are satellites launched into a easterly direction?

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Most satellites are launched to the east to utilize the earth's rotation as an extra propelling force. The earth is rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from the North Pole (from west to east), and when we launch our satellites east we take advantage of this momentum (angular momentum) from the earth's rotation. In effect, a rocket sitting still on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral is ALREADY GOING EAST, at about 800 miles per hour! On the other hand, if we launch them westward, the satellites will have to fight against the angular momentum of the earth's rotation, which means more power is needed to break through the earth's atmosphere. As many of us might not have noticed, we are moving at a breathtaking speed just by standing still (about 1000miles/hour at the equator, and decreasing with increasing latitude) when viewed from outer space. Launching our satellites eastward will harvest this power and save on fuel cost, and in space shuttle terms, that's a lot of money! However, not ALL satellites are launched to the east; some are launched to the south. Some relatively small percentage of satellites are launched into polar orbits so that they orbit the Earth from south to north, and then north to south. The Earth spins west to east, so that the effective ground path of the satellite is covers the Earth like a ball of twine. American satellites launched into polar orbits are often launched from Vandenberg AFB in California, where a launch to the south keeps the rocket over water for several thousand miles.
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What war rocket was developed into the Saturn V moon-launcher?

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Saturn V The Saturn V was created expressly for the space program. Earlier rockets were adapted to fit the needs of exploration (eg. the Mercury-Redstone combinations), but the power needed to push a craft into orbit required a completely new design. The Saturn V contains 5 rocket engines, each of which had a diameter of 33 feet (if I recall Apollo 13 correctly). So at it's widest point, the rocket would have to be over 100 feet in diameter, creating 7.5 million pounds of thrust--enough to put the spacecraft into orbit along with the next set of engines which would push it off to the moon. If you mean rockets used in wars, then the rocket that would have been a precursor to the Saturn 5 would be the Nazi Vengence rockets, specifically the V2 and the not widely used V3 which I don't think actually got used before they were rendered useless due to the war ending. The V2 had the capability of reaching near space, well out of reach of fighter planes of the time which had the job of trying to shoot them down before they got too high.
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Why does fire come out of a rocket at lift off?

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Rocket fuel (called propellant) requires a lot of energy to produce the thrust necessary to move a space-bound vehicle beyond the pull of Earth's gravity. The NASA Space Shuttle was launched into space by the use two re-usable solid rocket motors, or RSRMs. Their propellant was a solid rocket fuel and when it burned, it caused a controlled explosion directed out the nozzle, causing enough force to move the Shuttle and the External Tank into low Earth orbit.
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What is cryogenic?

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Cryogenic freezing- is freezing the outer layers of the food beyond its freezing point while the inner part of that product remains warm, Its basically done to preserve food or Cryogenics is the branch of physics and engineering that involves the study of very low temperatures- how to produce it and how materials behave at those low temperatures.
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What were the names of the crew members of Apollo 13?

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The three members of the Apollo 13 were: (Commander) James A Lovell, (Lunar module pilot) Fred Haise, and (Command module pilot) John L 'Jack' Swigert. The command module pilot was originally Thomas 'Ken' Mattingly. However he was exposed to German Measles and so was unable to go on the mission. He was replaced by Jack Swigert. Interestingly, Mattingly never did get German measles, but did play a very important role, along with many others, by working with ground crew to help them devise a plan to bring the crew back safely.
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What is the smallest rocket to ever make it to the moon?

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Probably Luna 2 and it's upper stage rocket. Remember, the Russians were first on the moon in 1959. Luna 2 crashed into it at full pelt, but it was first. It's upper stage flew alongside it. Luna 2 discovered important scientific facts about the moon. See the Wikipedia link below for more details.
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Where was Jim Lovell born?

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Jim Lovell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
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Why didnt nasa go back to the moon?

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Nixon defunded NASA as quickly as he could, as Apollo was started by a Democrat, JFK, and so every Apollo success was an "advertisement" for the Democrats.

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