Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

NASA photograph by Lauren HughesThe equipment required for an electric propulsion test is ready for research. Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such...

Modular, adjustable: A test plane for any occasion

Area-I Inc. photographThe Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, was flown and tested in Georgia skies in 2014. The aircraft, a 10-percent scale...

Supersonic, UAS research highlighted at NASA social

NASA photograph by Carla ThomasThe aircraft used in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System project include, front from left,...

Story Time: ONR researchers create ‘human user manual’ for robots

Navy photograph by John F. WilliamsThe Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS...

NASA awards grants for university research, development programs

NASA is awarding approximately $8 million to 11 schools across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s...

NASA highlights research in X-planes, safer, greener aviation at Aviation 2016

NASA photographThis Schlieren image dramatically displays the shock wave of a supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert. NASA engineers will discuss the...

NASA awards grants to two universities for STEM education programs

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project has selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science,...

X-56A ground vibration testing

https://youtu.be/mZVUa5F7rZM Researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center conducted ground vibration testing on the X-56A flex wing, at the center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. Data collected...

NASA awards thermal infrared sensor-2 instrument cryocooler contract

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colo., for the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) instrument Cryocooler...

Armstrong engine shop is one-of-a-kind

NASA photograph by Lauren HughesBill McCarty, from left, Enrique "Henry” Hernandez and Rich Souza save NASA Armstrong millions in repairs and inspections that...