NASA planned to release its golden moments publicly. The space agency decided to upload hundreds of historic videos of rare test flight launch and landing footages on world’s most famous video portal, YouTube. Nasa will also upload the archival videos on its website to better open access to the agency’s archives, according to media reports.

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube.

This step is from the chain of efforts from NASA to open access to its chronicles and to aware the public about the sorts of research and record-setting developments the office accomplishes every year across the different fields of aerospace engineering.

About 300 out of a total 500 clips have been uploaded to YouTube so far, with some footage going back many decades.

The video clips incorporate everything from the assembly of the D-558 Skystreak aircraft in 1947 to a 1991 takeoff of a Lockheed Martin SR-71 Stealth fly to hypersonic practice runs of the unmanned NASA X-43A of every 2004, The Verge reported.

Despite the fact that it was first uploaded back in March, people can locate the fabled ‘Controlled Impact Demonstration’ video in which NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration flew a Boeing 720 into a gadget that detached its wings, resulting in a giant explosion and an hour-long fire.

Prior to today, the AFRC’s video library was accessible only through the Dryden Aircraft Movie Collection on the website of the Dryden Flight Research Center, which was the name of the Armstrong facility before a 2014 change.

Now that it is all on YouTube, it will be indexed by Google and more easily available through the company’s search engine.


Credits: TheVerge

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