34 Photos - Aug 8, 2012
Photo: Lewis Field HangerPhoto: Bus 1 of 2 for the NASA Social at GRCPhoto: Jake Christensen and "Flat Mike"Photo: Ramon (Ray) Lugo III, Director of GRC, addressing NASA Social participantsPhoto: GRC's Chain of CommandPhoto: Clean Room in the Sensors LabPhoto: NASA employee explains thin film technologyPhoto: Sensors Lab - Clean RoomPhoto: Nikon Optiphot 150 MicroscopePhoto: High temperature testing device fitted on shuttle tilePhoto: One of many hands-on displays set up in GRCPhoto: Earthbound rover used by law enforcementPhoto: NASA employee introduces the 10x10 Supersonic Wind TunnelPhoto: Miniature display of steel flexwall in 10x10 Supersonic Wind Tunnel, used to adjust airflowPhoto: A sample section of the flexwallPhoto: Door at left-center is the entrance to the 10x10 Supersonic Wind TunnelPhoto: Mount for samples in the 10x10 test section of the wind tunnelPhoto: Control room for the 10x10 Supersonic Wind TunnelPhoto: Rover wheels display outside the SLOPE FacilityPhoto: SLOPE employee shows off a collection of rover wheel prototypes.Photo: Test rover in background at the SLOPE facilityPhoto: Methinks the controller NASA is using was store-boughtPhoto: A rover wheel prototype with sandpaper for tread, to the left of that is a test replica of the Apollo lunar rover wheelsPhoto: Tables were reserved for us in the GRC employee cafeteriaPhoto: In the employee gift shop at GRCPhoto: NASA staff explains a model version of the Advanced Stirling ConvertorPhoto: Protective container for Plutonium-238Photo: Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator in the fourth year of its testPhoto: GRC Scientist, Mars expert, and award-winning sci-fi author Geoffrey Landis gets interviewed for television coveragePhoto: Waiting for the multi-center broadcast from NASA JPL in Pasadena, CaliforniaPhoto: Came to GRC with one bag, going home with threePhoto: Clara Ma, who named the Mars Curiosity Rover when she was 11 years old, gets interviewed at JPLPhoto: GRC scientist Geoffrey Landis does a Q&A with NASA Social participantsPhoto: Following the official social, many bloggers gathered for dinner at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant. Cleveland Airport is in the distance