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Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection


The Federal Aviation Administration: Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Collection is an archive of publications and reports from the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

 
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Ares I-X Launch Vehicle Modal Test Measurements and Data Quality A...

By: Templeton, Justin D; Gaspar, James L. ; Parks, Russell A. ; Lazor, Daniel R; Buehrle, Ralph D.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; The Ares I-X modal test program consisted of three modal tests conducted at the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA s Kennedy Space Center. Th

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Test and Delivery of the Chemin Mineralogical Instrument for Mars ...

By: Blake, D. F. ; Ming, D. ; Morris, R. ; Stolper, E. ; Yen, A., et al; Vaniman, D. ; Anderson, R. ; Bish, D. ; Chipera, S. ; Chemtob, S. ; Crisp, J. ; DesMarais, D. J. ; Downs, R. ; Feldman, S.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; The CheMin mineralogical instrument on MSL will return quantitative powder X-ray diffraction data (XRD) and qualitative X-ray fluorescence d

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History of Nebular Processing Traced by Silicate Stardust in IDPS

By: Messenger, Scott R. ; Nakamura-Messenger, K; Keller, L. P.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Chondritic porous interplanetary dust particles (CP-IDPs) may be the best preserved remnants of primordial solar system materials, in part b

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Human Factors in Training

By: Barshi, Immanuel; Arsintescu, Lucia; Connell, Eri; Byrne, Vicky

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Future space missions will be significantly longer than current shuttle missions and new systems will be more complex than current systems.

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Hypervelocity Impact Performance of Open Cell Foam Core Sandwich P...

By: Ryan, S. ; Christiansen, E. L. ; Lear, D. M; Ordonez, E.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Open cell metallic foam core sandwich panel structures are of interest for application in spacecraft micrometeoroid and orbital debris shiel

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The Mission Assessment Post Processor (MAPP): A New Tool for Perfo...

By: Williams, Jacob; Lee, David E. ; Davis, Elizabeth C. ; Condon, Gerald L. ; Senent, Jua; Stewart, Shaun M.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; The National Aeronautics and Space Administration s (NASA) Constellation Program paves the way for a series of lunar missions leading to a s

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Lunar Crustal History Recorded in Lunar Anorthosites

By: Nyquist, Laurence E. ; Reese, D. ; Park, J. ; Bogard. D. ; Garrison, D. ; Yamaguchi, A; Shih, C. -Y.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Anorthosites occur ubiquitously within the lunar crust at depths of 3-30 km in apparent confirmation of the Lunar Magma Ocean (LMO) hypothes

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NASA Satellite Observations: A Unique Asset for the Study of the E...

By: Estes Sue M

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; This slide presentation highlights how satellite observation systems are assets for studying the environment in relation to public health. I

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Cryogenic Carbonate Formation on Mars: Clues from Stable Isotope V...

By: Socki, Richard A. ; Fu, Qi; Gibson, Everett K., Jr; Niles, Paul B.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Discoveries of large deposits of sedimentary materials on the planet Mars by landers and orbiters have confirmed the widely held hypothesis

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Day of Launch Profile Selection for Pad Abort Guidance

By: Whitley, Ryan J

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; A day of launch selection approach that involves choosing from an array of pitch profiles of varying loft was analyzed with the purpose of r

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Consequences of Longterm-Confinement and Hypobaric Hypoxia on Immu...

By: Crucian, Brian; Pierson, Duane; Mehta, Satish; Stowe, Raymond; Salam, Alex; Sams, Clarenc; Chouker, Alexander

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; This slide presentation reviews the affects of longterm-confinement and hypobaric hypoxia on immunity in the Antarctic Concordia environment

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Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program - Space Rocks fo...

By: Allen, Jaclyn; McInturff, B. ; Huynh, P. ; Tobola, K. ; Loftin, L; Luckey, M.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; NASA is eager for students and the public to experience lunar Apollo samples and meteorites first hand. Lunar rocks and soil, embedded in Lu

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Exploring Martian Impact Craters: Why They are Important for the S...

By: Schwenzer, S. P. ; Vaniman, D. T. ; Wiens, R. C. ; Wittmann, A; Abramov, O. ; Allen, C. C. ; Clifford, S. ; Filiberto, J. ; Kring, D. A. ; Lasue, J. ; McGovern, P. J. ; Newsom, H. E. ; Treiman, A. H.

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: NASA Publication Collection; Astrophysics and Technical Documents; Fluvial features and evidence for aqueous alteration indicate that Mars was wet, at least partially and/or periodically, in the Noachian. Al

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Why the Moon is Important for Solar System Science

By: Clive R. Neal

Description: This paper outlines the importance of the Moon for Solar System science and in its own right as a critical target for scientific investigation during the next decade of exploration.; Institution: University of Notre Dame; Inner Planets – Mercury Venus and the Moon.

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The Scientific Rationale for Robotic Exploration of Phobos and Deimos

By: Scott L. Murchie

Description: Mars' two moons Phobos and Deimos are D-type small bodies that may be remnants of the population that delivered volatiles to the inner solar system. A Discovery class mission can address key science questions at the moons and prepare for future human exploration.; Institution: JHU Applied Physics Laboratory; Primitive Bodies - Asteroids comets Phobos Deimos Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects meteorites and interplanetary dust.

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The Scientific Rationale for Renewed Human Exploration of the Moon

By: Ian Crawford

Description: This paper outlines the scientific benefits that will follow from renewed human exploration of the Moon; Institution: Birkbeck College London; Inner Planets - Mercury Venus and the Moon.

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Study of Planetary Systems and Solar System Objects with Jwst

By: George Sonneborn

Description: Determination of the physical and chemical properties of planetary systems is a key scientific goal of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This white paper summarizes the mission’s capabilities in our solar system and extrasolar planetary systems.; Institution: Goddard Space Flight Center; Giant Planets - Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune and exoplanets including rings and magnetic fields but not their satellites. Satellites - Galilean satellites Titan and ...

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The Science of Titan and Its Future Exploration

By: Jonathan I Lunine

Description: This paper describes the science rationale for the next steps beyond Cassini-Huygens of exploration of Saturn's moon Titan.; Institution: The University of Arizona; Satellites - Galilean satellites Titan and the other satellites of the giant planets.

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Titan's Greenhouse Effect and Climate

By: Conor a Nixon

Description: Herein we examine the atmospheric parallels between the Earth and Titan including the possibility of dramatic climate change. In the next decade we urge extending the duration of the Cassini mission planning for a future mission focused on Titan’s climate and other measures.; Institution: University of Maryland; Satellites - Galilean satellites Titan and the other satellites of the giant planets.

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Titan Saturn System Mission

By: John Spencer

Description: Titan is a high priority for exploration, as recommended by NASA's 2006 Solar System Exploration (SSE) Roadmap (NASA 2006), NASA's 2003 National Research Council (NRC) Decadal Survey (NRC Space Studies Board 2003) and ESA's Cosmic Vision Program Themes. Recent revolutionary Cassini-Huygens discoveries have dramatically escalated interest in Titan as the next scientific target in the outer solar system. This study demonstrates that an exciting Titan Saturn Sy...

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