Clementine 25th Anniversary Video

Clementine was placed in lunar orbit on February 19, 1994, completing its highly successful lunar mapping mission. Clementine left orbit in early May 1994, but not before amassing a collection of 1.8 million lunar images. Clementine offered many benefits to the U.S. space program. Along with its primary military mission to qualify lightweight technology, it returned valuable lunar data for the international civilian scientific community that exceeded mission science objectives. Clementine showed the capability of the national laboratories, working in conjunction with DoD, NASA, industry, and international space organizations, to integrate, execute, and operate meaningful space missions at low cost. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman, NRL Strategic Communication Office
Edited by MC1 John Bellanger, NRL Strategic Communication Office


NRL Overview Video

Our talented team at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory drives innovative advances in science, technology and engineering from the seafloor to space and in the information domain. We develop, collaborate, and produce powerful results to maintain our nation’s agility and global maritime superiority. More

Building a Safe Home for Bluebirds

As a part of NRL's environmental division, Alisha Sutton, with the help of volunteers from Calvert County's Natural Resources, takes on the task of building nest boxes for blue birds at Chesapeake Bay Detachment in Chesapeake Beach, MD. More

Transparent Armor

Spinel is actually a mineral, it's magnesium aluminate, says Dr. Jas Sanghera, who leads the research. The advantage is it's so much tougher, stronger, harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments—so it can withstand sand and rain erosion.


Vanguard 60th Anniversary: A Look Back

Launched by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, March 17, 1958, Test Vehicle 4 (TV4), better known as Vanguard I, was the second satellite launched by the U.S., the first successful satellite of the Vanguard series, and the first satellite to use solar cell power. It is the oldest satellite still orbiting the Earth More

Produced and Edited by James Marshall, Strategic Communications Office

Wave-Ice Modeling

The Naval Research Laboratory's Ocean Dynamics and Prediction Branch performs basic and applied research in computer modeling of ocean hydro/thermodynamics (i.e., ocean circulation and density structure), modeling of ice dynamics, computational numerical techniques, data assimilation, and the analysis of satellite oceanographic data as related to the development of modeling and data assimilation capabilities. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman of the Office of Strategic Communications

NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section

NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section's mission is to make predictions of the subaqueous environment for the Navy and exploit these predictions to improve underwater acoustic communications, improve the ability to find buried objects and the Navy's capacity to put troops on the beach. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman Strategic Communications Office

Bomb Dog

Man’s best friend also doubles as military’s best friend. Dr. Lauryn DeGreeff studies volatile compounds that comprise odors to develop training aids for military canine units. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman Strategic Communications Office

NRL Highlights Radar Accomplishments during Midway 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is believed by many to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater, and one of the seminal events in our Navy’s history. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman Strategic Communications Office

Rechargeable 3-D Zinc Battery

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Chemistry Division have developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, which were recently banned for some applications on Navy ships and other military platforms. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch