Here Are The List Of 200+ Amazing Nasa Facts That You Must Read:
8 Unknown Facts Of Nasa:
- Do you remember, Sputnik 1 which was the first artificial satellite in the world that was launched by Soviets just one year before the establishment of NASA?
- A series of satellites named Landsat was launched into space in 1972 with a purpose to click the photograph of Earth’s surface from outer space.
- By the end of the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy gave NASA a goal of sending a man to the moon. On 20 July 1969, the first man walked on the moon as a part of the Apollo 11 mission. During all Apollo missions around twelve men walked on the moon. The lunar landing of Apollo 13 in 1970 was aborted after the explosion of an oxygen tank.
- A research aircraft used by NASA known as SR-71 or “Blackbird” for testing high-speed, high altitude aeronautical research. In the 1950s, it was secretly designed at Lockheed’s Advanced Development Company also known as “Skunk Works”.
- The headquarter of NASA is in Washington, D.C. It has nine centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and seven test and research facilities located in several states around the country. Do you know that more than 17,000 people work for NASA and many work with the agency as government contractors? Astronauts are the best-known NASA employees. Most of the workers in NASA are scientists and engineers. People do several other jobs also here like writers, lawyers, teachers, etc.
- Currently, NASA has astronauts living and working on the International Space Station. Everywhere in the solar system, NASA’s robotic space probes have visited and also in various celestial bodies. With the help of the telescope, scientists look at the far reaches of space. In fact, Satellites helped and provide several data about Earth, which had helped to understand several phenomena and valuable information for better understanding the weather patterns.
- NASA also showed a movie named Armageddon to new staff and then question them about inaccuracies in the film. At least 168 have been identified. In 1972, NASA and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare founded the Learning Channel (TLC).
- Do you know that NASA has a program for dealing with life on other planets and if it should be discovered known as the Office of Planetary Protection?
- A “Waterworld” is also discovered by NASA which is about 40 light-years away from the earth and might contain some exotic materials like hot ice and superfluid water.
- A spaceship was designed by NASA which is capable of using a nuclear explosion to deflect an oncoming asteroid. Also, a NASA scientist invented the Super Soaker squirt gun. (Source: Jagranjosh)
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Interesting Secret Nasa Facts:
- NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was created by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 in response to the Soviet Union’s launch of the first artificial satellite the previous year.
- President John F. Kennedy gave NASA the goal of sending a man to the moon by the end of the 1960s. On July 20, 1969, the first men walked on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.
- Twelve men have walked on the moon, all during the Apollo missions.
- In 1970, the Apollo 13 lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded.
- The space shuttle Enterprise was the first shuttle built for the reusable spacecraft fleet, though it was created for testing and never flew in space.
- Enterprise was initially to be named Constitution, but fans of the TV show Star Trek ran a successful write-in campaign to change the name.
- The space shuttle program has had more than 120 successful flights but also two disasters in which the shuttles and crews were lost (Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003).
- Within the next year and a half, the 51-year-old agency is slated to finish construction of the international space station and retire the three remaining shuttles—Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavour.
- Space shuttle Endeavour was built using spare parts from Discovery and Atlantis.
- The next generation of spacecraft won’t be ready until 2015, so U.S. astronauts will travel with the Russians aboard their Soyuz spacecraft to visit the space station. (Source: US News)
Few Amazing Nasa Facts:
- NASA is credited (wrongly) with inventing Velcro, Tang, and Teflon—myths it busts on its own website, although it does point out that these products were all used by NASA programs at one point or another after they were invented. But this invention is indisputable: the Super Soaker water gun, which was created by former NASA systems engineer Lonnie Johnson—as are these 15 other items that were invented by NASA.
- The history of NASA is a history of almost uncountable firsts, including the first time anyone ever shaved in space. That honor went to the crew of Apollo 10, who broke out safety razors, shaving gel, and damp washcloths to scrape the stubble off their chins on their way home after four days in space in 1969, where they simulated a moon landing to help preparations for Apollo 11, reports .
- According to NASA, a meaningful way to study the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body is to study people who stay in bed for long periods of time. So, they’re paying people $19,000 to keep vertical for two months at a time—although, as CNBC reports, that position is likely to change (literally) as NASA scientists put you and your bed through a centrifuge.
- When NASA needed to build spacesuits for Apollo 11—celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—it tapped bra and girdle manufacturer Playtex to create garments that could withstand temperatures of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and withhold the necessary pressure to keep the astronauts alive…but still be plenty flexible. The company invented a fabric made of Teflon-coated microfibers for the task, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
Few More Nasa Facts:
- In 1965, the Gemini 3 mission sent astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom around the Earth three times. Young actually smuggled a corned beef sandwich onto the spacecraft—the first known case of edible contraband in space. You can read the NASA transcript of the conversation between co-pilot Grissom and Young, in which Young admits that bringing it along was a bad idea (it started to break apart almost immediately).
- So much so that it named two of its satellites “Tom” and “Jerry,” after the cartoon cat and mouse first introduced to American audiences in 1940. The space-age duo can be found “chasing” each other as they orbit the earth as part of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, to measure our planet’s gravitational field.
- We talk about the last meals. What about the first meals—on the Moon? The first-ever was consumed by Aldrin and Armstrong and consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple-grapefruit drink, and coffee, all of which were stashed in the lunar module and consumed beside the Sea of Tranquility, reports Smithsonian Magazine. While coffee is a must, these other foods are banned from space.
- Armstrong’s footprints remain in the lunar dust 50 years after he first walked the Moon’s surface. But that’s not all that NASA and other space agencies have left behind there. Visitors to the orb would find all manner of equipment, clothing, flags, plus bags of urine, feces, and vomit, along with these other bizarre items that have been left behind on the Moon.
- The agency is a leader in tech of all kinds. But some tech has benefits that resonate far beyond the mission at hand. For example, in 2004, U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke was 230 miles from Earth aboard the International Space Station when his daughter was born. But he didn’t have to miss the whole event; he was able to hear her first cries thanks to what NASA refers to only as state-of-the-art “communication technology.”
- According to NASA’s history site, the various 3′-by-5′ nylon flags that were sent to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission were all purchased at a Sears store in Houston, near the Manned Spacecraft Center. Apparently, NASA secretaries had been deployed to make these purchases on their lunch hours. The Moon isn’t the only surprising place you’ll find the American flag. (Source: RD)
Funny Facts About The Nasa:
- When it landed, Curiosity sent its first text to flight controllers to say it reached Mars safely.
- More than 1.2 million people submitted their names to be sent to Mars, etched on a microchip that the Curiosity rover will carry on its “back.”
- Curiosity entered Mars’ atmosphere at 13,200 mph—17 times the speed of sound.
- Curiosity is exploring the Gale crater, which is more than 3.5 billion years old and 154 km in diameter.
- Curiosity will spend much of its time on Mars exploring Mount Sharp, which has an elevation of 18,000 feet.
- Malin Space Science Systems developed the cameras on the rover, which are placed side by side to mimic human vision.
- Mastcam has 8 GB of internal memory and can hold 5,500 raw images. (Source: Base Line Mag)
- NASA is currently working on the development of a Star Trek-style warp drive that could get astronauts to Alpha Centauri (second nearest star to the sun) in just 2 weeks.
- A poll conducted in 1997 revealed that Americans thought NASA’s funding accounted for 20% of the federal budget. In fact, NASA has received one cent or less per every tax dollar since 1975. At present, they receive $.005 cents per dollar.
- NASA often shows the Hollywood movie “Armageddon” as part of its management training program and then asks its new staff to identify as many scientific inaccuracies as they can. There are at least 168 of them.
- It is a myth that NASA spent millions of dollars producing the space pen while soviet astronauts simply used a pencil.
- NASA will text you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead.
Update Nasa Facts:
- The Vehicle Assembly Building is so big that it has its own weather. If it weren’t for one of the world’s most massive air conditioning systems, the Florida humidity would cause rain clouds to form near the ceiling.
- NASA was sued by three men from Yemen for trespassing on Mars. They claimed that they had inherited the planet from their ancestors’ thousands of years ago.
- NASA will pay you to lay in bed for months at a time so they can study the effects of prolonged weightlessness (Source: Awaaz Nation)