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ABOVE VIDEO: Data from space informs those fighting California fires, a US commercial resupply mission launches to the International Space Station and shows the NASA Orion Spacecraft power plant. Some of the stories to tell you about this week on NASA!
California Wildfires Mapped from Space
Space satellites have captured images and fires data that have continued to plague California – including Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and Camp Fire in northern California. Camp Fire, which began November 8, has become the deadliest firefight in state history.
It has also become the most destructive firefight in California history, with a large number of structures destroyed by the fan. Our advanced rapid imaging and analysis team used satellite data to produce damage maps to help officials and first respondents identify heavily injured areas and allocate resources as needed.
Cygnus Resupply Spacecraft Launches to Space Station
On Nov. 17, our commercial partner, Northrop Grumman, launched his Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on the company’s 10th Commercial Resupply Mission for NASA.
Cygnus, dubbed SS John Young to honor the late astronaut, launched from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia with around 7,400 pounds research, crew attachments and hardware for crew aboard the recycled outpost.
Orion’s European Service Module: Powering Exploration Mission-1
A November 16 event at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida showed the recently arrived European service module for our spacecraft Orion – provided by ESA, the European Space Agency – and High
NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine:
“This is an important opportunity, where we will be able to fly into deep space and Europe’s service module is an enormous element in this architecture.”
The service module will drive, drive and cool the Orion on Exploration Mission-1, the first uncrypted flight test with our space launch system rocket.
First Group of Restored Historic Mission Control Consoles Delivered
The first group of Restored Historic Mission Control Consoles, which helped land to people on the moon, recently arrived at Houston’s Ellington Field, near our Johnson Space Center and featured before Apollo alumni, NASA staff and media. This event marks an important milestone in the ongoing restoration of Historic Mission Control, a national historical landmark and its conservation for future explorers.
Expedition 58 Crew undergoes final education outside of Moscow
Expedition 58 – Next crew of International Space Station – completed final qualification training in Russia to prepare its in-orbit flight. Our Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and David Saint-Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency are directed to the launch on December 3 for a half-month mission at the station.
Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018
We started offshore exploration in Galveston, Texas, in support of the Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 series. The project uses F-A / 18 aircraft flying at supersonic speeds to test society’s response to “silent dump” technology designed to reduce high noise bombs commonly associated with supersonic flight. X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology The X-plane we are developing will be able to demonstrate silent supersonic technology in straight and even flights over a larger area than FA / 18.
That’s what’s happening this week @ NASA
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