Bryan Christie, Harold Clenet: Missions to Mars
Infographic date: February 22, 2013
Harold Clenet updated Bryan Christie original Missions to Mars infographic that was prepared for IEEE Spectrum in 2007, but the updated version now includes more recent data on Mars exploration missions and adds a graph for the volume of data that ...
NASA: The Future of American Human Spaceflight
Infographic date: February 6, 2012
NASA is embarking on a new era of space exploration in
which humans will travel deeper into the solar system than
ever before. The International Space Station is the
centerpiece for space operations. Serving as a test bed for
research and new technologies, the ...
NASA's Data Portal has a catalog of NASA datasets and APIs
JPL Horizons calculates ephemerides for tracked solar system objects
Lagrange Point Finder at orbitsimulator.com.
Trajectory Browser from NASA Ames.
Delta-V and Fuel calculator for transfer from LEO to MEO or GEO
Asterank - NEOs and asteroids mining value & trajectory database from ...
Michael Bullerdick, Julie Rossman: Where Are They Now
Checking In on Earth’s 25 Active Missions
Infographic date: January 22, 2014
From twin satellites photographing the sun in 360° to rovers on Mars to a ‘70s-era probe passing out of the heliosphere and into interstellar space, ...
T. McCall, M. Orcutt: Space over Time / History of Space Launches
Infographic date: August 23, 2011
This graphic groups payloads by the nationality of the owner. A satellite, a capsule of cosmonauts, or a deep-space probe would each count as one payload. The data, which run through July 2011, were drawn from hundreds of sources, ...
US Space Travel: A Timeline of Manned NASA Flights
Infographic date: March 13, 2012
Between 1961 and 2011, the U.S. launched 166 manned missions to space. This infographic, created by the artists at mgmt. design, depicts every last one of them. Some things worth paying attention to in this chart include the short lifespan of each program ...
This stuff is more focused on earth centered orbits then interplanetary, but the math is the same.
Fundamentals of Astrodynamics by Bate Mueller & White is a great introductory to intermediate level text at a very good price.
I think probably most people working in the field have a copy of "BMW" on their bookshelf. They're coming out with a new ...
My go-to plotting method is Plotly, which generates amazing, interactive* figures in 3D and 2D. The resulting figures are either hosted on Plotly's web page, or in the form of an HTML file on your computer which you can open in any browser**.
When you upload a plot to chart studio, you can easily share a link to that figure. They also provide you with embed ...
One of the best video lecture series I have come across is the Aircraft Systems Engineering course from MIT. If you haven't watched these yet, I highly suggest you do. All of the speakers used to be heavily involved with the development of the Space Shuttle Orbiter.
Apollo 11 Guidance Computer on github.
NASA Open Source Software from Code NASA.
CLARAty Reusable Robotic Software from NASA JPL.
ESA Summer of Code in Space 2016 Projects from ESA SOCIS.
NASA API for creating applications using NASA databases
Kubos open source satellite platform on github.
Driving Distances on Mars and the Moon
The total distance covered by all extra-terrestrial land vehicles, as of July 28th, 2014. Opportunity completed a marathon (42.195 km) on March 18th, 2015.
Links: NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
Wikipedia image page
The History of Animals in Space
Infographic Date: April 12, 2013
As long as there have been attempts at space exploration, animals have been involved. This infographic created by Karl Tate of Space.com shows the animals launched into space by different countries from 1947 to 1996 (with a brief mention of the Bion mission resuming in 2013).
Kim Orr: NASA Deep Space Network
Celebrating 50 Years of Communication and Discovery
Infographic date: unknown, recent
The Deep Space Network is our connection to space. Consisting of giant antennas positioned at 120-degree intervals around the world for a complete view of the sky, it is the largest and most sensitive spacecraft ...
Mission design libraries and toolkits
These pieces of software are useful for mission design simulations. They are not standalone (but some examples may exist): they require various levels of programming to tailor to specific missions.
SPICE, the ephemerides library by NAIF, used by NASA JPL for all their missions. In C, documentation is here. SpiceyPy ...
Kerbal Space Program, a space travel simulator with fairly realistic physics. It also has a ton of mods and add-ons, a very active forum, and a good wiki, all accessible here. KSP is a commercial product
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Gravity Simulator at orbitsimulator.com
Celestia space simulation software, also
Celestia Motherlode add-ons of spacecraft, extra-solar objects, and fictional objects for Celestia
NASA Eyes to see what spacecraft are doing in the Solar System and beyond.
Stellarium An open source planetarium software for showing the night sky.
Gpredict An open ...
Dummy answer and one in progress for the same question allowed?
I've seen answers with "in progress" or "under construction" once in a while here in Space Exploration SE, and probably used that once or twice myself. However, in all cases I've seen, it's been done to keep people for leaving comments that ask questions that are going to be answered by the ...
Sandcastle is Cesium's IDE-in-a-webpage where people can test their code and visualize the results.
One of the recommended ways to use the ...
I mentioned this as a comment over on the infosec page, but a huge number of NASA sites -- particularly the ones not directly under the control of the various PAOs -- are going to be signed by certificates derived from the NASA Operational Certificate Authority, which emanates from the US Treasury PKI CA, which is cross-certified by the Federal Common Policy ...
The usual process when wanting to report any security bug, vulnerability or other security related issue is to contact security@xxxx so in this case try firstname.lastname@example.org
This should be connected to the security team who can respond or at least point the communication to the right team (certificate management, website management or whatever.)
I'm going to list a few things that i think help bridge the huge gap between experts and interested members of the public. It's true that answerers have helped me out as much as they can, but it seems to me this is difficult to pull off on such a highly technical topic, and all the more so when you are trying to get an overview of the whole thing. The list ...
One such place is absolutely our main Q&A, the very same place you mention can sometimes be overwhelming in maths and physics. We don't cater merely to experts, but as our About goes, also to enthusiasts. Answers will inevitably follow comprehension demonstrated in questions, and yes, some will be fairly advanced, but there ought to be ways to ask new ...
NIX doesn't really exist any more. It was one of the many redundant image sites NASA had, specifically one hosted at Langley. It used to look like this.
(internet archive link)
Note that the weblink today doesn't go anywhere.
I haven't tested them all, but results found through checking the NIX option on ntrs generally result in broken links.
There is also a playlist with 11 hours of video in 45 sections on YouTube called Engineering Mathematics YouTube Workbook, by Dr Chris Tisdell
The Workbook that goes with this course is available on Bookboon (it is an ad-supported free pdf download)
And the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a downloadable video primer on orbital mechanics. It lasts about 90 ...
Here is another video from Glenn Research Center showing many different slow-motion camera angles from STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. The commentators discuss each angle in detail, explaining what is happening in the launch sequence and the purpose of different structures on and around the Shuttle during launch. There is a wealth of information here. Ascent -...
Propellants - fuels and oxidizers
Ignition! An Informal History of
Liquid Rocket Propellants. John D. Clark, 1972. Available in pdf.
Safety Standard for Oxygen and Oxygen Systems. NASA, 1996. Available in pdf.
Online courses and textbooks (free of charge)
NASA Basics of Space Flight
The Physics Hypertextbook
Bookboon's Engineering section
Engineering Mathematics: YouTube Workbook
Alison Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Science, Technology and Engineering
It's not online, but Fundamentals of Astrodynamics by Bate Mueller & White is a great introductory to intermediate level text at a very good price.
I think probably ...