Where Is Orion Spacecraft?

Orion successfully completed its 25-day flight, traveling farther into space than ever before for any ship designed to carry astronauts. Following its epic voyage, it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California with a joint NASA/Navy recovery team ready and waiting. Once Orion has been recovered, engineers will inspect it for damage caused …

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Spacecraft Meaning

Spacecraft are vehicles designed to explore outer space. Piloted or unpiloted, spacecraft are deployed into orbit for collecting data or carrying out other functions that must withstand its harsh environment. Reentry requires spacecraft to withstand intense frictional forces that create intense heat; to protect itself against this risk, spacecraft must feature a thick body. Definition …

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Planning a Mission to Mars

NASA’s two rovers Spirit and Opportunity discovered abundant evidence that water once flowed on Mars. Both rover ended their missions by falling silent within dunes but the mission continues via orbiter and lander probes. Last February, NASA’s Perseverance rover arrived in Jezero Crater and began caching samples for later retrieval. Meanwhile, other missions, including one …

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The Columbia Disaster

Columbia returned home after 16 days in orbit, its 28th voyage. Her crew included Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, mission specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Blair Salton Clarke Michael Anderson as well as Israeli Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon. Engineers were alarmed to discover that about 82 seconds into the flight a suitcase-sized piece of foam …

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SpaceCraft – A Granular Synth For Desktop

Delta-V Audio’s massively popular iOS app now arrives on desktop as part of Tracktion Presents initiative. Two granular engines provide instant gratification and encourage creative flow with features like grain frequency/length control, sample position LFO, stereo reverb/filter and pitch/ring modulation. Mark Watt, developer of Spacecraft plugin, shared more about its origins and what sets it …

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