NASA AMES TESTS MODEL OF NEW SPACESHIP CREW CAPSULE

John Bluck Feb. 21, 2006
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: (650) 604-5026 / 9000
E-mail: jbluck@mail.arc.nasa.gov

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NASA AMES TESTS MODEL OF NEW SPACESHIP CREW CAPSULE

Tests to help in development of NASA’s new spaceship to support the
Vision for Space Exploration begin this week at NASA Ames Research
Center in California’s Silicon Valley.

News media are invited to view a scale model of the Crew Exploration
Vehicle (CEV) in Ames’ 11-foot wind tunnel on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST.

NASA Ames’ wind tunnel tests of the CEV crew capsule model will
simulate airflow and temperature changes the capsule would experience
in atmospheric flight. The tests are among the first steps that NASA
Ames is taking to help develop a new space travel system that will
return human beings to the moon and support later missions to Mars.
NASA facilities across the nation also are taking part in the
development effort.

WHAT: Opportunity to view the CEV model in the Ames 11-foot wind
tunnel and conduct interviews with NASA Ames scientists and engineers.

WHEN: A tour of the Ames 11-foot wind tunnel will be held on Tuesday,
Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST.

WHO: George Sarver, who leads Ames’ efforts to support development of
the new spaceship and its systems, will participate in interviews
with the media. Additional NASA Ames engineers involved in the CEV
model wind tunnel tests also will be available to speak with
reporters.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center Unitary Wind Tunnel complex, Bldg.
N227-A. News media representatives who wish to attend the wind tunnel
tour and CEV model exhibition should report to Ames’ Visitor Badging
Office, located at the Ames main gate. To reach Ames, take the
Moffett Field exit off Highway 101 and drive east to the main gate
and Visitor Badging Office.

Additional information about NASA’s effort to develop a new spaceship
is on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/exploration/main/index.html

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Che fa, ci andiamo? :smiley:

Magari se ci “raccomanda” Paolo D’Angelo che ha gli accrediti, forse riusciamo ad entrare … :grinning: