TECH

The Science of Chemical Heat Dissipation

Notable inventions throughout history, like, say, Teflon or Super Glue, emerged from the pursuit of other goals. Teflon was invented while NASA — the...

The Science of Spark Plug Wires

Back in the day, when a guy rumbled up to the drive-in and popped his hood for onlookers to gawk at his engine, one...

RACE COVERAGE

Age and Experience, and Youth and Enthusiasm Prevail in 944 Spec...

In an exhilarating display of speed and strategy at Buttonwillow Raceway, 944 Spec drivers showcased their prowess during the weekend’s events. On Saturday, two-time National...

Matthew Ibrahim and Marcelo Calcagnotto Take One Apiece in Spec E30...

The NASA SoCal June weekend of racing at Buttonwillow saw intense competition in Spec E30, with drivers battling for podium finishes. On Saturday, Matthew Ibrahim...

DRIVER INSTRUCTION

How to Become a NASA Instructor

Think back to your first day in NASA HPDE, green as can be, nervous and excited to get out on track for the first...

RACE CAR TECH

Roll Cages Form the Foundation of a Proper Racecar

A good cage provides more than just safety. It’s the foundation upon which a racing car is built. A good cage strengthens the weaker...

Extreme Plateau Honing: State-of-the-Art Bore Finishing

Research done by Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Department of Energy showed that roughly 45 percent of engine friction comes from the piston-ring-to-cylinder-wall...

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How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Parts

As racers, we are all familiar with the famous quote from Lotus founder Colin Chapman, “Simplify, then add lightness.” In racing we are always...

How To Build Your Own Extension Cord Storage Box

I believe part of being a successful racing driver is being organized. My friends make fun of me for being Type A, which is...

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Ninth to First in One Lap

If you have ever been on track with a Rush SR1, you know those cars are fast, but this video for the NASA Racing...

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