Riding NASAs moon landing simulator with chief Jim Bridenstine

first_img NASA Space Tags We landed on the moon with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine 0 Bridenstine, an ex-Navy pilot who flew E-2 Hawkeye aircraft and F/A-18 Hornets, walked us through the landing procedures in NASA’s state-of-the-art Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) housed at NASA Ames.You can see his expert piloting skills and hear the administrator’s take on NASA’s return to the moon in our interview below:The VMS is the world’s largest motion flight simulator and resides in a 10-story tower on the NASA Ames campus. It’s powered by a massive hydraulic system that can simulate the movement of a real moon lander as it hits its target on the specified landing area on the moon. The simulator’s cab has 6 degrees-freedom of motion in any direction, and as much as 60 feet of room vertically and 40 feet horizontally for simulating landings where the moon lander might be off course by some distance.VMS Lunar Lander ConfigurationThe exterior of the Lunar Lander “Explore Moon to Mars” cab Dominic Hart Our interview with Bridenstine was conducted in the VMS, with the NASA administrator playing captain to our simulated moon landing.  Boarding the simulator was very intimidating. First, we were outfitted with safety harnesses and then walked down a long, retractable walkway where we boarded the VMS. I could imagine what might be going through the astronauts’ minds as they boarded their spacecraft. We were then strapped into the VMS by the NASA Ames staff in standing position at the control console. There was no seat so we were buckled into a padded vertical slab. As the simulation began, the motion was jolting, like a ride at Disneyland as the mission control computer moved us into position.Everything went dark — much like it would in space — and we could communicate through pilot headsets inside the cabin. There was no way of telling how high up we were at the start of the simulation because all we could see out the windows was a computer graphics simulation of the moon’s surface. As we came down we could feel the simulator jolting as the “boosters” corrected our position over the landing zone on our computer-generated moon. When Bridenstine finally eased us to the surface and we “touched down” on the moon we felt a thud and then the simulator became eerily still. It was a thrilling experience — one that mimicked what the astronauts in future missions will feel when they take their landers to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine proved to be an ace pilot, making two successful landings on the virtual moon and explaining his long-term vision for NASA’s Artemis missions at the same time. He explained how NASA chose the name Artemis — which derives from the Greek goddess of the moon — and shared his thoughts on the importance of putting not only the first man but also the first woman on the moon. Jim-BridenstineAdministrator Jim Bridenstine pilots the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center in California. Stephen Beacham Share your voice 7:56 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Sci-Tech Tech Industry Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) Lunar Lander configuration with Bonnie Andro-Avila, left standing seat and Sumedha Garud in right standing seat “flying” the Lunar Lander simulation Dominic Hart As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo moon landing approaches, NASA is readying itself to return to the lunar surface.The agency’s best and brightest are hard at work to deliver on NASA’s ambitious plans of getting back to the moon — and establishing a permanent presence there — by 2024.  The new moon missions, named Artemis, will combine rockets, landers, rovers, and a new space station, the Lunar Gateway, in orbit around the moon to deliver robots, and eventually humans, back to the surface for the first time since 1972. In May, we were invited to the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California to participate in and film moon landing simulations with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. last_img read more

HAL Tejas vs PakistanChinas JF17 Will Indias LCA emerge as the favourite

first_img#LIMA2019 : The tempo is up, the spirits are high & we are ready.IAF contingent along with RMAF & LIMA ground support personnel have set up the flying complex for flying operations at Langkawi, Malaysia.@DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @hcikl @HALHQBLR @DRDO_India pic.twitter.com/reUIRgHDDt— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 24, 2019 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/1:03Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … #DidYouKnow : India’s indigenous supersonic Light Combat Aircraft(LCA)-Tejas & the world’s lightest supersonic fighter which has already joined IAF, is for the 1st time taking part in aerial displays during 05 day Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition.#LIMA19 pic.twitter.com/56xC4TJUTh — Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 24, 2019Tejas has already had its share of aero show participation experiences when it first took part in the Bahrain International Air Show 2016 and most recently in the Aero Show in Bengaluru.The IAF is expected to place an order of Rs 50,000 crore to buy at least 83 Tejas M1A variants over the next two months. It will have advanced radar and electronic warfare features. Last year, the IAF had said that it may also purchase 201 advanced Tejas MK2 fighters subject to the aircraft’s performance. Closecenter_img Why does the Indian Air Force need new fighter aircraft? India’s supersonic fighter jet, Tejas will participate in the upcoming Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.Twitter/ IAFMalaysia is likely to buy India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas after it requested the Narendra Modi government to send the aircraft for the biannual Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), which begins on Tuesday, March 26. Tejas, the smallest and lightest multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft of its class, was developed to meet the diverse needs of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.Malaysia is planning to buy at least 36 light combat aircraft to complement the Air Force’s heavy larger jets. Tejas is competing with the JF-17 Thunder, a lightweight single-engine aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. South Korean F/A-50 fighter is also up for sale.Royal Malaysian Air Force General Tan Sri Affendi Buang told Aviation International News that the country has received information on multiple fighters, including Tejas. “Tejas is comfortably the favourite amongst the contenders,” Anirudh Chauhan, defence attache at the Indian High Commission in Malaysia, told The Times of India.India has sent two Tejas along with an IAF team of 50 personnel to Langkawi. The Indian delegation also comprises Secretary, Defence Production, who is likely to hold key talks with his counterparts.Tejas has already got a thumbs up from IAFThe Tejas fighters, manufactured by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), was up for final practice sessions by IAF before participating in the Malaysian Aero Expo. The IAF posted various videos and photographs of the LCA during the session on Twitter.The IAF has also projected the Tejas designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in a big way by saying that it is “the world’s smallest single-seat, single-engine combat aircraft. It is of tailless, compound delta-wing design.”The IAF said that Tejas will show its super manoeuvrability skills in Malaysia.#DidYouKnow : Some of ‘Tejas’ design features are interesting. It is the world’s smallest single-seat, single-engine combat aircraft. It is of tailless, compound delta-wing design. The aircraft will be showcasing its super maneuverability at Malaysia. #LIMA2019 pic.twitter.com/ZsWQeqQoUR— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 25, 2019Watch Tejas – the world’s lightest combat aircraft in a practice session by IAF here:#LIMA2019 : Today was the final practise session before the opening display for LIMA 2019, commencing 26th Mar 19. IAF’s Tejas (LCA) during the practise session today at Langkawi International Airport, Malaysia.@SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @LimaExhibition @hcikl pic.twitter.com/RnGk9wOkXr — Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 24, 2019last_img read more

Essar Oil plans to have 4300 petrol pumps across India by December

first_imgEssar Oil, an Indian oil refiner, is planning to double its petrol retail outlets to 4,300 over the next one and half years. The company has planned its retail outlet expansion, which would involve an initial investment of Rs. 2,500 crore by petrol pump owners.”We were the first private company to enter fuel retailing business when we in 2003 opened our first petrol station. We have 2,225 petrol pumps now, which we will increase to 4,300 in next 18 months,” Madhur Taneja, CEO Retail of Essar Oil was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.Essar Oil has operations all across the country except for North East and Jammu & Kashmir.Essar had about 1,400 petrol pumps under its network until 2008-09 when the company froze its expansion plans due to its inability to compete with heavily subsided government owned oil firms. When the diesel prices were “deregulated” in 2014, the company re-started its expansion plans and has now crossed over 2,225 outlets.”We saw sales volume increase from 700,000 kilolitres in 2014-15 to 1.67 million kl in 2015-16 and we hope to continue to grow at over 100 percent this year as well against an industry growth of 7-7.5 percent,” Taneja told the agency.Since 2014, Essar Oil has been ramping up measures to increase the number of its retail outlets across the length and breadth of the country.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Youth hacked dead in Jessore

first_imgA young man was hacked to death by miscreants at Raypara Madrasah road in Jessore district town on Monday afternoon.The deceased is Rana, 25, son of a certain Jamal alias Masud Hossain of the area. He had been working as a salesman at collectorate market in the town.Rana’s mother Rahi Begum claimed that a group of three/four assailants, including Dollar and Babu, chopped her son indiscriminately around 3:00pm and fled the scene, leaving him severely injured.Later, an easy-bike driver took him to Jessore general hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, she said.Kotwali police station officer-in-charge (Investigation) Abul Bashar said Rana was accused in 8-10 cases. “We’re investigating the incident.”last_img

17 World Class Swimmers to Compete at TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet

first_img The fourth annual TYR Derby Pro Swim Weekend is set to kick off on Thursday, April 25, 2019 with a Drowning Prevention Clinic at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. Following the clinic, athletes will gather on Friday, April 26 to compete in the TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet presented by Churchill Downs.  Swimmers expected to compete in the meet include Mallory Comerford, Ryan Held, Bruno Fratus, Shinri Shioura, Michael Chadwick, Dylan Carter, Roland Schoeman, Lia Neal, Margo Geer, Farida Osman, Kendyl Stewart, Madison Kennedy, Amy Bilquist and Zach Apple.On Thursday, April 25, the UofL Swimming and Diving team will host the Fourth Annual Drowning Prevention Clinic at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. This clinic helped  hundreds of kids lose the fear of water and gain the ability to learn a life skill. The clinic is open to the public from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.On Friday, April 26, the swimmers will compete for prize money beginning at 6:30.  The professional swimmers will race a 50 long-course meter freestyle in a preliminary, semi-final, final format, all within one hour. The last two finishers will be eliminated after each round with the final four racing for prize money and for the honor of being the fourth TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet Champion.At the conclusion of the swim meet on Friday night,  athletes, sponsors, and guests will be invited to join for an exclusive VIP dinner with NBA and UofL Basketball legend, Darrell Griffith, who will host the 16 elite athletes at his restaurant, Griff’s (133 W Liberty St.) on April 26, for a VIP dinner from 8:30-11:00 p.m. There are 150 VIP tickets available to purchase for the Live in Lou Derby Pro VIP Night. A part of the proceeds will benefit Sigma Gamma Rho. Sigma Gamma Rho is committed to diversity, inclusion, and to the increase the swim participation and decrease drowning rates in our community. Their motto is “Greater Service, Greater Progress”, and UofL Swimming and Diving and Sigma Gamma Rho come together to affect change and influence the community.On Saturday, April 27, 12x Olympic medalist, 65x World championship medalist and World record holder, Ryan Lochte, will host a swim techniques clinic followed by an autograph and photo session at Ralph Wright Natatorium from 1:30-3:30pm. That evening swimmers will enjoy the best of Louisville with a bourbon tour at Old Forester Distillery and will then head to Opening Night at the tracks to help kickoff the 145th Kentucky Derby.For tickets and information, please head to www.derbyproswim.com or connect with us on Instagram at @tyrderbyproswim. Tickets are on sale now. Story Links Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Mens Soccer Previews 2019 Season at Media Day

first_imgStory Links Full Press Conference 2019 SOCCER SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOWSeason tickets and single match tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are also on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. The 2019 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/soccertickets. Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit GoCards.com/soccertickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email tickets@gocards.com. Print Friendly Version “That taste of success, it makes you want it even more, it makes you hungrier,” Bennett said. “Last year, it didn’t end up working out like that. An ACC championship is great, fantastic, we want to do it again. But that next step for the program and all us guys is to win a national championship. So to do that, we just have to be hungry, constantly.” LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion and preseason 14th-ranked University of Louisville men’s soccer team hosted its annual media day on Thursday afternoon, August 15, at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. The Cardinals return a total of seven starters from a season ago, including All-ACC Third Team selection Cherif Dieye. All total, 17 letter winners from last year are back for the 2019 season. The 10 newcomers include four transfers and six freshmen, three of which hail from the Bluegrass State. Junior transfer forward Emil Elveroth was named to the preseason watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year. “We’re only four days into preseason, we’re still trying to figure out what we have,” Hayden said. “We have 27 guys on the roster. We brought in 10 guys total, two that we brought in the spring and eight that have joined us this fall, and what I can say is this is a talented group. It’s exciting to be officially working with them.” For the latest on Louisville men’s soccer, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLMensSoccer, Facebook /UofLMensSoccer, and Instagram @UofLMensSoccer. Hayden is in his first year as head coach of the Cardinals after spending the last three years as an assistant coach with the program. UofL is coming off an 11-5-3 season in which the Cards captured their first ACC title in program history. Louisville has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship five times in the last nine seasons, and has made the NCAA Tournament 11 of the last 12 seasons. Louisville will compete in a trio of exhibition matches including Friday’s game against Lipscomb, along with No. 2 Indiana on Aug. 21 in Westfield, Indiana, and against UAB on Aug. 24 at Lynn Stadium. The Cardinals will kick off the 2019 season against Cleveland State on Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m., inside Lynn Stadium. Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket.  Head coach John Michael Hayden, seniors Cody Cochran, Louka Masset and Lamine Conte, and junior Liam Bennett talked with reporters in advance of Friday’s first exhibition match of the season against Lipscomb, which is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m., at Lynn Stadium.last_img read more

September 12 2016During Global Stilt Congress inv

first_imgSeptember 12, 2016During Global Stilt Congress invited teachers and directors share their techniques, compositional strategies and life experiences through classes, lectures, and a culminating site specific performance project.Global Stilt Congress is two weeks in length, from September 10–24, 2016. The 1st week focuses on sharing techniques and the 2nd week focuses on a creative process resulting in a site-responsive performance at Arcosanti. More to come.last_img

Swiss pay TV provider TeleClub has struck a deal w

first_imgSwiss pay TV provider TeleClub has struck a deal with UEFA for Champions League and Europa League rights for the next two seasons.TeleClub will air the matches in HD. In German-speaking areas TeleClub will offer all Champions League matches and a selection of Europa League games in partnership with Sky Deutschland. In Suisse-Romande TeleClub will offer a selection of the top matches with commentary in French.last_img

Netflixs original production spending spree conti

first_imgNetflix’s original production spending spree continues, with the video streaming platform this time partnering with The Matrix creators the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski on a sci-fi drama.Sense8 will comprise of an initial 10-episodes and marks siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski’s first foray into television and Babylon 5 creator Straczynski’s latest TV project. Besides The Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis are also behind movies V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and the recent adaptation of Cloud Atlas.Crossbones producer Georgeville Television will produce Sense8 in association with Straczynski’s Studio JMS, which launched last year. Georgetown’s Marc Rosen, Leon Clarance and Deepak Nayar will executive producer.The show joins a slate of Netflix originals that includes House of Cards, which launched this year, plus the upcoming Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove and ArrestedDevelopment. It will launch late next year.Plot details have not yet been revealed, but the Wachowskis said: “Several years ago, we had a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox Sense8 was born.”“Andy and Lana Wachowski and Joe Straczynski are among the most imaginative writers and gifted visual storytellers of our time,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “Their incredible creations are favorites of Netflix members globally and we can’t wait to bring Sense8 to life.”last_img read more