NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit...

NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the...

NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

NASA illustrationNASA and its partners are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop regulations to integrate...

Flying wing-shaped experimental airplane validating new wing design method

NASA photograph by Tom TschidaThe streamers on the Prandtl-D No. 2 as it is launched illustrate how aerodynamic forces are maximized as birds...

X-planes could lead to substantial aviation improvements, big economic benefits

NASA photograph by Ken UlbrichNASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Jaiwon Shin talked to staff and managers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in...

NASA gets down to earth this year with globe-spanning expeditions

NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 -- from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the...

New probe could improve sonic boom investigation

NASA photograph by Lauren HughesA new supersonic probe seen affixed to a F-15B flight test fixture might one day measure the sonic booms...

RoboSTEM Expo inspires students

Photograph by Linda KC ReynoldsJames Stockdale, a teacher at Pete Knight High School and his son, Cullen, 12, who attends Knight Preparatory Academy,...

SOFIA begins fourth year of observations

Targets planets, asteroids, stars, galaxies, more   NASA’s “flying” telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aboard a highly modified Boeing 747SP jetliner, began its...

NASA licenses new comm technology for unmanned aircraft

NASA photograph by Ken UlbrichVigilant Aerospace Systems CEO Kraettli Epperson, on the left, and Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride sign the...

NASA begins work to build quieter supersonic passenger jet

Lockheed Martin imageThis is an artist’s concept of a possible Low Boom Flight Demonstration Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) X-plane design. The award of...