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Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) INSTRUMENT

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center inspect and move the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) after two months of testing in the thermal vacuum cham... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Thermal Protection System Facility, Tim Wright, engineering manager with United Space Alliance, tests a new tile, called "Boeing replacement insulation" or "BRI-18."  The new tiles will gradually replace older tiles around main landing gear doors, external tank doors and nose landing gear doors.  Currently, 10 tiles have been processed inside the facility. Discovery will receive the first BRI-18 tiles. Technicians inside the Orbiter Processing Facility are performing fit checks and will begin bonding the tiles to the vehicle this month.  The raw material is manufactured by The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, Calif.  Replacing older tile with the BRI-18 tile in strategic areas is one of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's recommendations to strengthen the orbiters.  The tiles are more impact resistant than previous designs, enhancing the crew’s safety. KSC-06pd0022

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Thermal Protection System Facility, Tim Wright, engineering manager with United Space Alliance, tests a new tile, called "Boeing replacement insulation" or "BRI-18." The ne... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Thermal Protection System Facility, Tim Wright, engineering manager with United Space Alliance, tests a new tile, called "Boeing replacement insulation" or "BRI-18." The new tiles will gradually replace older tiles around main landing gear doors, external tank doors and nose landing gear doors.  Currently, 10 tiles have been processed inside the facility. Discovery will receive the first BRI-18 tiles. Technicians inside the Orbiter Processing Facility are performing fit checks and will begin bonding the tiles to the vehicle this month.  The raw material is manufactured by The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, Calif.  Replacing older tile with the BRI-18 tile in strategic areas is one of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's recommendations to strengthen the orbiters.  The tiles are more impact resistant than previous designs, enhancing the crew’s safety. KSC-06pd0021

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Thermal Protection System Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Thermal Protection System Facility, Tim Wright, engineering manager with United Space Alliance, tests a new tile, called "Boeing replacement insulation" or "BRI-18." The new... more

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62). USN CHIEF Damage Controlman (DCC) Ted Leavitt, assists Lauren Smith in using a Fire Fighting Thermal Imager, during a friends and family day cruise originating from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (JPN)

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Ae...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) Scene Camera Operator: PH3(Aw) Yesenia Rosas, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

S118E07939 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during STS-118 / Expedition 15 Joint Operations

S118E07939 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during ST...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of a Wireless Video System (WVS) covered in its Thermal Garment [Part Number (P/N): SEG28100413-301]. Photo taken during STS-118 / Expedition 15 j... more

S117E05140 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 mission

S117E05140 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 missio...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View showing a gap in a thermal blanket on the port side of the shuttle, was studied closely by mission control personnel on Saturday after a STS-117 cr... more

S118E07940 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during STS-118 / Expedition 15 Joint Operations

S118E07940 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during ST...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up view of a Wireless Video System (WVS) covered in its Thermal Garment [Part Number (P/N): SEG28100413-301]. Photo taken during STS-118 / Expedi... more

S117E05142 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 mission

S117E05142 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 missio...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View showing a gap in a thermal blanket on the port side of the shuttle, was studied closely by mission control personnel on Saturday after a STS-117 cr... more

S117E05141 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 mission

S117E05141 - STS-117 - Thermal Blanket during survey on STS-117 missio...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View showing a gap in a thermal blanket on the port side of the shuttle, was studied closely by mission control personnel on Saturday after a STS-117 cr... more

S118E07938 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during STS-118 / Expedition 15 Joint Operations

S118E07938 - STS-118 - View of WVS and Thermal Garment taken during ST...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up view of a Wireless Video System (WVS) covered in its Thermal Garment [Part Number (P/N): SEG28100413-301]. Photo taken during STS-118 / Expedi... more

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings GRC-2011-C-00386

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrie...

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings GRC-2011-C-00389

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrie...

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings GRC-2011-C-00369

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrie...

Low Pressure Plasma Thin Film Rig for Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings

Environmental Testing in Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Environmental Testing in Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Inside a thermal vacuum at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, technicians prepared NASA Phoenix Mars Lander for environmental testing NASA/JPL/UA/Lockheed Martin

Phoenix Lowered into Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Phoenix Lowered into Thermal Vacuum Chamber

NASA Phoenix Mars Lander was lowered into a thermal vacuum chamber at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, in December 2006 NASA/JPL/UA/Lockheed Martin

Communications, Navigation, and Network Reconfigurable Test-bed, CoNNeCT Thermal Vacuum, TVAC Testing Team GRC-2011-C-00749

Communications, Navigation, and Network Reconfigurable Test-bed, CoNNe...

Communications, Navigation, and Network Reconfigurable Test-bed, CoNNeCT Thermal Vacuum, TVAC Testing Team

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer -  flight hardware in Thermal Cycle configuration with _______ ARC-2007-ACD07-0073-106

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer - flight hardware in Th...

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer - flight hardware in Thermal Cycle configuration with _______

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer -  flight hardware in Thermal Cycle configuration with _______ ARC-2007-ACD07-0073-105

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer - flight hardware in Th...

LCROSS in Clean Room at Ames Research Centeer - flight hardware in Thermal Cycle configuration with _______

Thermal Vacuum Test Chamber A

Thermal Vacuum Test Chamber A

View of Thermal Vacuum Test Chamber A (with it's door opened) in bldg 32. Two people are standing inside the hatch to show a size comparision.

Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer for Phoenix Mars Lander

Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer for Phoenix Mars Lander

NASA Phoenix Mars Lander carried the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer t to heat and sniff samples of Martian soil and ice to analyze some ingredients. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA

Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe for Phoenix Mars Lander

Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe for Phoenix Mars Lander

This four-spike tool, called the thermal and electrical conductivity probe, is in the middle-right of this photo, mounted near the end of the arm near NASA Phoenix Mars Lander scoop upper left. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA

STS-120 EVA - Thermal Blanket Repair Operations

STS-120 EVA - Thermal Blanket Repair Operations

JSC2007-E-095996 (3 Nov. 2007) ---Astronaut Steve Swanson, standing near the spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) console in the space station control room of JSC's Mission Control Center, communicates with astrona... more

S124E006562 - STS-124 - JPM -  Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS)

S124E006562 - STS-124 - JPM - Internal Active Thermal Control System ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) Phosphate removal assembly in insulation jacket working in the Low Temperature Thermal Control Sy... more

S124E006564 - STS-124 - JPM -  Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS)

S124E006564 - STS-124 - JPM - Internal Active Thermal Control System ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) Phosphate removal assembly in insulation jacket working in the Low Temperature Thermal Control Sy... more

S124E006563 - STS-124 - JPM -  Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS)

S124E006563 - STS-124 - JPM - Internal Active Thermal Control System ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) Phosphate removal assembly in insulation jacket working in the Low Temperature Thermal Control Sy... more

S124E006565 - STS-124 - JPM -  Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS)

S124E006565 - STS-124 - JPM - Internal Active Thermal Control System ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) Phosphate removal assembly in insulation jacket working in the Low Temperature Thermal Control Sy... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, John Swanson (center), Thermal Protection System manager with United Space Alliance, receives the Flow Award from Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach (right) after the successful launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-123 mission.  At left is NASA Flow Director for Endeavour Ken Tenbusch.  Liftoff of Endeavour was on time at 2:28 a.m. EDT.   Endeavour's crew will make a record-breaking 16-day mission to the International Space Station and deliver the first section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, Dextre.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd0703

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Firing Room of the Launch Control...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, John Swanson (center), Thermal Protection System manager with United Space Alliance, receives the Fl... more

Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments - THERMAL BARRIER COATED SUPER ALLOY GRC-1999-C-02487

Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments - THERMAL BARRIER CO...

Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments - THERMAL BARRIER COATED SUPER ALLOY

Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration

Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration

This is a computer-aided drawing of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA Phoenix Mars Lander. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Robotic Arm Camera Image of the South Side of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Door TA4 receiving sample

Robotic Arm Camera Image of the South Side of the Thermal and Evolved-...

Robotic Arm Camera Image of the South Side of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Door TA4 receiving sample NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT GRC-1996-C-02214

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT GRC-1996-C-0...

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT

Dawn Spacecraft in Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Dawn Spacecraft in Thermal Vacuum Chamber

NASA Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber. NASA/JPL

Dawn Spacecraft Moved into Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Dawn Spacecraft Moved into Thermal Vacuum Chamber

NASA Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out. NASA/JPL

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT GRC-1996-C-02211

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT GRC-1996-C-0...

THERMAL CODE I TEST HARDWARE IN ICING RESEARCH TUNNEL IRT

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells dug at the north end of Shenandoah Parade Grounds. ARC-2010-ACD10-0037-091

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability...

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells dug at the north end of Shenandoah Parade Grounds.

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells dug at the north end of Shenandoah Parade Grounds. ARC-2010-ACD10-0037-095

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability...

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells dug at the north end of Shenandoah Parade Grounds.

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells at north end of Shenandoah Parade grounds ARC-2010-ACD10-0037-156

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability...

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells at north end of Shenandoah Parade grounds

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells at north end of Shenandoah Parade grounds ARC-2010-ACD10-0037-157

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability...

Construction of the new NASA Ames Green Building dubbed Sustainability Base located on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, CA. Thermal wells at north end of Shenandoah Parade grounds

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) AND ANDRÉ PASEUR (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ERC) DISPLAY TWO PROCESS DEMONSTRATION ARTICLES – A 9-FOOT BUTT WELD (FOREGROUND) AND A HEXAGON FABRICATED FROM FRICTION STIR WELDED PLATES (BACKGROUND) – THAT WERE FABRICATED FROM 6AL-4V TITANIUM (ELI) USING THERMAL STIR WELDING. THIS WORK WAS PERFORMED FOR A NASA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INDUSTRIAL PARTNER (KEYSTONE SYNERGETIC ENTERPRISES, INC.) IN SUPPORT OF A PROJECT FOR THE U.S. NAVY 1001619

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) AND ANDRÉ...

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) AND ANDRÉ PASEUR (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ERC) DISPLAY TWO PROCESS DEMONSTRATION ARTICLES – A 9-FOOT BUTT WELD (FOREGROUND) AND A HEXAGON ... more

ANDRÉ PASEUR (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ERC) DISPLAYS A HEXAGON THAT WAS FABRICATED FROM FRICTION STIR WELDED PLATES OF 6AL-4V TITANIUM (ELI) USING THERMAL STIR WELDING. THIS WORK WAS PERFORMED FOR A NASA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INDUSTRIAL PARTNER (KEYSTONE SYNERGETIC ENTERPRISES, INC.) IN SUPPORT OF A PROJECT FOR THE U.S. NAVY 1001623

ANDRÉ PASEUR (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ERC) DISPLAYS A HEXAG...

ANDRÉ PASEUR (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ERC) DISPLAYS A HEXAGON THAT WAS FABRICATED FROM FRICTION STIR WELDED PLATES OF 6AL-4V TITANIUM (ELI) USING THERMAL STIR WELDING. THIS WORK WAS PERFORMED FOR A N... more

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) DISPLAYS A HEXAGON THAT WAS FABRICATED FROM FRICTION STIR WELDED PLATES OF 6AL-4V TITANIUM (ELI) USING THERMAL STIR WELDING. THIS WORK WAS PERFORMED FOR A NASA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INDUSTRIAL PARTNER (KEYSTONE SYNERGETIC ENTERPRISES, INC.) IN SUPPORT OF A PROJECT FOR THE U.S. NAVY 1001624

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) DISPLAYS ...

SAMUEL SMITH (WELD TECHNICIAN, JACOBS ESTS GROUP/ALL POINTS) DISPLAYS A HEXAGON THAT WAS FABRICATED FROM FRICTION STIR WELDED PLATES OF 6AL-4V TITANIUM (ELI) USING THERMAL STIR WELDING. THIS WORK WAS PERFORMED ... more

Thermal Blanket Check

Thermal Blanket Check

Completion of the thermal blanket patterns for the Aquarius bipod after routing the flight harness from the SAC-D service platform. NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery -- its nose encased in protective plastic, its cockpit windows covered, and strongbacks attached to its payload bay doors -- rolls past the Thermal Protection System Facility, at right, on its way from Orbiter Processing Facility-2, or OPF-2, to the Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB.    Discovery will be stored inside the VAB for approximately one month while shuttle Atlantis undergoes processing in OPF-2 following its final mission, STS-135. Discovery flew its 39th and final mission, STS-133, in February and March 2011, and currently is being prepared for public display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. For more information about Discovery's Transition and Retirement, visit   www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/discovery_rss_collection_archive_1.html.  Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-5542

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery -- its nose encased in protective plastic, its cockpit windows covered, and strongbacks attached to its payload bay doo... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1590

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technici...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The insulation includes thermal barriers that are used around hatches, thrusters and other open areas of the backshell to protect the joints from heat. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1597

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protecti... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are in a Keith thermal automation oven in the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside the oven, the tiles will be baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1575

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are in a Keith thermal automation oven in th... more

Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, unpacks the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The tiles are being manufactured and inspected in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. The tiles will be baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1572

Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kenn...

Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, unpacks the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1579

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1591

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technici...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are being manufactured in the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1580

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are being manufactured in the Thermal Protec... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- United Space Alliance workers, Tim Wright, left, and Chris Keeling, manufacture the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1593

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- United Space Alliance workers, Tim Wright, lef...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- United Space Alliance workers, Tim Wright, left, and Chris Keeling, manufacture the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Ex... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1578

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1581

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, explains the properties of the thermal barriers that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1598

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance enginee...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, explains the properties of the thermal barriers that will be installed to the backsh... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1582

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are removed from a Keith thermal automation oven. Inside, the tiles were baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1587

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are removed from a Keith thermal automation ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1583

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1589

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technici...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Frank Pelkey, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The insulation includes thermal barriers that are used around hatches, thrusters and other open areas of the backshell to protect the joints from heat. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1596

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protecti... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The insulation includes thermal barriers that are used around hatches, thrusters and other open areas of the backshell to protect the joints from heat. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1595

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are manufactured inside the Thermal Protecti... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are being manufactured and inspected in NASA Kennedy Space Center's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1571

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are being manufactured and inspected in NASA... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Damon Petty, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1592

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Damon Petty, a United Space Alliance technicia...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Damon Petty, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inspects a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are in a Keith thermal automation oven in the Thermal Protection System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside the oven, the tiles will be baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1576

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule are in a Keith thermal automation oven in th... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1584

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, explains the properties of the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1588

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineerin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, explains the properties of the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshel... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, unloads the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The tiles are being manufactured and inspected in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. The tiles will be baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1573

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineerin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, unloads the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Mult... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, put the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule in a Keith thermal automation oven. The tiles will be baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1574

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineerin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, put the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Pu... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1585

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technic...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chris Keeling, a United Space Alliance technician at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, manufactures the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jimmy Savastio, a United Space Alliance machinist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, monitors the properties of a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1594

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jimmy Savastio, a United Space Alliance machin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jimmy Savastio, a United Space Alliance machinist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, monitors the properties of a heat shield tile that will be installed to the backshell of the ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, removes the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule from a Keith thermal automation oven. Inside, the tiles were baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1586

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineerin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, removes the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Mult... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Livingston, a United Space Alliance engineer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, describes the properties of the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule. The tiles are being manufactured and inspected in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1570

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Livingston, a United Space Alliance engin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Livingston, a United Space Alliance engineer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, describes the properties of the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, removes the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle's Exploration Flight Test EFT-1 capsule from a Keith thermal automation oven. Inside, the tiles were baked at 2,200 degrees F to cure their ceramic coating. The work to manufacture and inspect the tiles is taking place in Kennedy's Thermal Protection System Facility. EFT-1 will be used during Orion's first test flight in space. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1577

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineerin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tim Wright, a United Space Alliance engineering manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, removes the heat shield tiles that will be installed to the backshell of the Orion Mult... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Thermal Protection Shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers view an exhibit on thermal protection design and manufacturing capabilities during the center’s 2012 Innovation Expo.    The center-wide event gave researchers a chance to show some of their work to others at the center and gave employees the opportunity to see facilities they hadn’t seen before. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-5012

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Thermal Protection Shop at NASA’s Ke...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Thermal Protection Shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers view an exhibit on thermal protection design and manufacturing capabilities during the center’s 2012 ... more

Seaman Corey McQueen uses a Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging device while fighting a simulated fire during a general quarters drill.

Seaman Corey McQueen uses a Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging device ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sep. 26, 2012) Seaman Corey McQueen, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), uses a Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging device while fighting a simula... more

Thermal Tides at Mars

Thermal Tides at Mars

This diagram illustrates Mars thermal tides, a weather phenomenon responsible for large, daily variations in pressure at the Martian surface. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ashima Research/SWRI

Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Thermal Emission Imaging System

Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Thermal Emission Imaging System

This image taken by NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbite on May 19, 2010, shows an impact crater that had not existed when the same location on Mars was previously observed in March 2008. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Operations are underway to couple Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 on the track alongside the Indian River, north of Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Kennedy's Center Planning and Development Directorate has enlisted the locomotives to support a Rail Vibration Test for the Canaveral Port Authority.    The purpose of the test is to collect amplitude, frequency and vibration test data utilizing two Florida East Coast locomotives operating on KSC tracks to ensure that future railroad operations will not affect launch vehicle processing at the center. Buildings instrumented for the test include the Rotation Processing Surge Facility, Thermal Protection Systems Facility, Vehicle Assembly Building, Orbiter Processing Facility and Booster Fabrication Facility. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-4133

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Operations are underway to couple Florida East ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Operations are underway to couple Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 on the track alongside the Indian River, north of Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 pass the Vehicle Assembly Building in Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on their way to NASA's Locomotive Maintenance Facility. Kennedy's Center Planning and Development Directorate has enlisted the locomotives to support a Rail Vibration Test for the Canaveral Port Authority.    The purpose of the test is to collect amplitude, frequency and vibration test data utilizing two Florida East Coast locomotives operating on KSC tracks to ensure that future railroad operations will not affect launch vehicle processing at the center. Buildings instrumented for the test include the Rotation Processing Surge Facility, Thermal Protection Systems Facility, Vehicle Assembly Building, Orbiter Processing Facility and Booster Fabrication Facility. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-4140

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, loc...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 pass the Vehicle Assembly Building in Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on their way ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 make the first run past the Orbiter Processing Facility and Thermal Protection System Facility in Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the Rail Vibration Test for the Canaveral Port Authority. Seismic monitors are collecting data as the train passes by.    The purpose of the test is to collect amplitude, frequency and vibration test data utilizing two Florida East Coast locomotives operating on KSC tracks to ensure that future railroad operations will not affect launch vehicle processing at the center. Buildings instrumented for the test include the Rotation Processing Surge Facility, Thermal Protection Systems Facility, Vehicle Assembly Building, Orbiter Processing Facility and Booster Fabrication Facility. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-4149

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, loc...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coupled Florida East Coast Railway, or FEC, locomotives No. 433 and No. 428 make the first run past the Orbiter Processing Facility and Thermal Protection System Facility in Launch Comple... more

Burner Rig Laboratory

Burner Rig Laboratory

The Fuel Burner Rig is a test laboratory at NASA Glenn, which subjects new jet engine materials, treated with protective coatings, to the hostile, high temperature, high velocity environment found inside aircra... more

Pegasus XL CYGNSS Blacklight Test and Thermal Ring Installation

Pegasus XL CYGNSS Blacklight Test and Thermal Ring Installation

NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft undergoes a black light test in Building 1555 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. CYGNSS is being prepared at Vandenberg, and then ... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Ismael H. Otero, NASA Kennedy Space Center's project manager on the thermal energy program, addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank Feb. 17. The TES tank works l... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Sustainability Team Lead Dan Clark addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Feb. 17. The TES tank works like a giant battery and is... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Bart Gaetjens, Florida Power & Light's FPL area external affairs manager, addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank Feb. 17. The TES tank works like a giant batter... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Bart Gaetjens, Florida Power & Light's FPL area external affairs manager, addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank Feb. 17. The TES tank works like a giant batter... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Ismael H. Otero, NASA Kennedy Space Center's project manager on the thermal energy program, addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank Feb. 17. The TES tank works l... more

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Thermal Energy Briefing with FPL

Ismael H. Otero, NASA Kennedy Space Center's project manager on the thermal energy program, addresses the news media and NASA Social about the new Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank Feb. 17. The TES tank works l... more

Damage Controlman inspects the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging (NFTI)

Damage Controlman inspects the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging (NFT...

At sea aboard USS Abraham Lincoln Damage Controlman Fireman Justin Suhaskumar from Carrollton, Texas inspects the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging (NFTI) device before conducting training drills. Fireman Suh... more

simulated checking for fire in a smoke-filled room using the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging device

simulated checking for fire in a smoke-filled room using the Naval Fir...

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk A hose team member accompanies a damage control firefighting team leader, during a simulated checking for fire in a smoke-filled room using the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imaging de... more

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary Gale Norton's visit to Thermal, California for activities related to federal-tribal-local government settlement of long-standing environmental damage claims, selected for use in preparation of Department of Interior video on Norton tenure

Photograph, from coverage of Secretary Gale Norton's visit to Thermal,...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, marking federal-tribal-local government settlement of long-standing environmental damage claims by Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley Water District and the Imperial Irrigation District

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, ma...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, marking federal-tribal-local government settlement of long-standing environmental damage claims by Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley Water District and the Imperial Irrigation District

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, ma...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, marking federal-tribal-local government settlement of long-standing environmental damage claims by Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley Water District and the Imperial Irrigation District

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, ma...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, marking federal-tribal-local government settlement of long-standing environmental damage claims by Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley Water District and the Imperial Irrigation District

Ceremony in Thermal, California, attended by Secretary Gale Norton, ma...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites