Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Teknologi Kapal Luar Angkasa I

Added & Edited By:
Arip Nurahman Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics
Indonesia University of Education


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Spaceship Mockup

Image above: A mockup Orion crew module built by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Fabrication Branch gets a lift to its new home in the center's former Shuttle hangar. NASA photo by Tom Tschida

NASA's Orion spacecraft now in development is America's first new manned spacecraft since development of the space shuttle 30 years ago.

It's the centerpiece of NASA's Constellation program, which aims to take the next generation of human explorers to the moon and beyond.

Orion's launch abort system, a "rocket on top of the rocket," is designed to ensure the safety of its astronaut crew by pulling the crew module away from it's booster rocket in the event of a booster malfunction, either while on the launch pad or during ascent to orbit.

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California is leading the Orion launch abort system flight testing.

As part of this effort, NASA Dryden's Fabrication Branch constructed a mockup of the Orion crew module. More simplified than the actual spacecraft, the Orion mockup is the actual size of the real thing, inside and out.

Dryden is using the mockup to develop and verify integration and installation procedures for things like avionics, instrumentation, and wire harness routing in advance of the arrival of the first abort flight test article, called "Boilerplate 1."

Image above: NASA Dryden's mockup Orion crew module is located in Dryden's former Shuttle hangar. NASA photo by Tom Tschida.

Boilerplates, in this sense of the term, are flying simulators used in early tests designed to mimic the flight characteristics of the actual vehicle. They have the exact dimensions, aerodynamic and mass properties of the operational vehicle they will simulate in flight, in this case the Orion crew module.

The mockup has no attached forward bay on it's top, but Dryden technicians are building one that will remain separate for parachute integration procedure development.

Two pad abort and four ascent abort flight tests of the launch abort system are planned, all unmanned, with the first scheduled for 2008 and continuing through 2011.

Dryden Educator Resource Center

Palmdale AERO Institute

NASA has established the Educator Resource Center Network (ERCN) across the country to provide educators information about NASA and the educational resources and services it provides. The NASA Dryden ERC serves Southern California and Arizona. If you live outside of these areas, you can find the ERC that serves your region at: http://www.nasa.gov/education/ercn

ERC personnel work with educators to provide curriculum support materials, in-service and pre-service training using NASA educational material, demonstrate and facilitate the use of educational technologies, and partner with local, state, and regional educational organizations to become part of the systemic initiatives in the state.

The NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center materials reflect NASA research and technology development in such curriculum areas as:
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Astronomy
  • Energy
  • Earth Resources
  • Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • And careers in aerospace
The NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center is open for visitors on an appointment only basis, to make an appointment please contact 661-276-3992.

Educators can requests materials please send a written request, email, or phone message to NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center.

To Visit the NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center and the Regional ERC’s:

NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center
(Southern California and Arizona)
AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
email: DrydenERC@nasa.gov
phone: 661-276-3992
fax: 661-265-9548

Embry-Riddle/NASA Educator Resource Center (Arizona)
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Contact: Stacy Deveau
email: stacy.deveau@erau.edu
phone: 928-777-6281

California Science Center Educator Resource Center
(Los Angeles, California)
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Contact: Marie Jennings
phone: 213-744-7675


Click here for MapQuest directions to Aero Institute


Four Easy Ways Educators Can Receive NASA Materials

NASA's unique research and missions have allowed NASA Education to produce educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and support classroom curricula. NASA is working hard to make the materials easily accessible to the educational community through multiple dissemination channels – web, mail, and site visits.

There are Four Ways to Receive Materials
  • Download educational resources from the NASA Portal
  • Order print resources from Office Max Print-on-Demand Service at an educator discount and pick them up at Office Max store near you or
  • Purchase multimedia resources for minimal cost from NASA’s Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE)
  • Visit or contact the NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center

The NASA Portal serves as the gateway for information regarding content, programs, and services offered by NASA for the general public and, specifically, for the educational community. Providing educators access to curriculum support materials, that may be downloaded and printed from the following Web sites:

Educator Guides, Lithographs, Posters, Brochures, Bookmarks

Themed Collections of Online Resources (Grades-All Ages)

Subject Matter Topics (Grades-All Ages)

NASA Education Express Mailing List (Grades-All Ages)
Sign up for announcements about NASA activities and products


NASA and Office Max have partnered to provide educators an additional venue to acquire NASA curriculum support materials. Using the Internet, educators can search an on-line database of NASA materials, preview these materials to determine if they are appropriate, and order copies through their nearest OfficeMax for pick-up, for a nominal charge. If the educator is not within 50 miles of an OfficeMax, they can have the materials shipped to them, paying only the additional cost of postage. More information can be found at: http://www.nasa.gov/education/officemax


The Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) serves as the worldwide distribution center for NASA-produced multimedia materials. For a minimal charge, CORE will provide curriculum support materials to educators who are not able to visit one of the Educator Resource Centers, or who are looking for large quantities of materials. Through its on-line catalog, educators can use the mail-order service to purchase NASA education materials, such as subject area classroom modules, DVDs, CD-ROMs and NASA Memorabilia.

Write, call, or email for further information and to request or download CORE catalog. CORE staff can also answer any questions on any of the above resources for obtaining NASA educational materials.

Lorain County Joint Vocational School
15181 Route 58 South
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440-775-1400
Fax: 440-775-1460


Gray Creech
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

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Arip Nurahman