Inside the Black Box
News 5/23/2011 Post a comment Though they are actually bright red or orange, "black box" flight data recorders get a great deal of attention whenever an airplane goes down. So just what are these black boxes and how do they work? Here's an inside look ... literally.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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