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  • Wind tunnel testing used to understand the unsteady side of aerodynamics

    NASANovember 6th, 2013

    Think about a time you’ve been a passenger in a car and stuck your hand out the window. As your speed increases, so do the vibrations in your hand. Trying to keep those fingers steady as the wind whips around them at 75 mph gets pretty tricky, right?

  • Orbital’s Cygnus 1 spacecraft completes Cygnus Orb-D1 mission, departs Space Station

    Jason RhianOctober 22nd, 2013

    After spending some 23 days, at the International Space Station (ISS) Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus 1 spacecraft Orb D1 has been an almost complete success – and is drawing to a close. The Orb-D1 flight was a demonstration flight under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) contract. Tuesday, October 22, saw the Expedition 37 crew […]