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Major aeronautics initiative in proposed budget

Posted February 19, 2016 by Jay Levine

NASA illustration A proposed $3.7 billion 10-year aeronautics initiative includes development of technology demonstrators. From left, clockwise, are concepts of a hybrid wing airplane, a supersonic demonstrator and an electric propulsion aircraft. NASA aeronautics could see its biggest boost in more than a decade if a $3.7 billion plan is approved that would bring agency-matured…

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NASA Global Hawk studies severe El Nino weather over Pacific

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The NASA Global Hawk will conduct several missions to collect detailed data over the Pacific Ocean from complex El Niño weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures across the equator. The Northrop Grumman-built NASA Global Hawk missions will take place from February to March as part of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led missions. The…

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AFOSR awards grants to 56 recipients through its Young Investigator Research Program

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 14 that it will award approximately $20.6 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions…

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NASA Armstrong advanced aeronautics, science, technology in 2015

Posted January 8, 2016 by

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., helped advance the agency’s overall missions of aeronautics research, Earth and space science and aerospace technology during 2015.

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NASA Armstrong aircraft boasts new paint job

Posted January 8, 2016 by

NASA photograph The F-15D No. 897 jet used for research support and pilot proficiency, seen in flight above the Mojave Desert. Two NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center F-15D Eagle aircraft used for research support and pilot proficiency are getting new paint jobs. The aircraft sported charcoal grey when they were U.S. Air Force jets prior…

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NASA research could save commercial airlines billions in new era of aviation

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six years.

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NASA studying volcanic ash engine test results

Posted December 4, 2015 by

NASA researchers are spending at least the next six months poring over data from a recent test that involved sending volcanic ash through an airplane engine.

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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

Posted November 25, 2015 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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NASA’s Prandtl makes successful first flight

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Flying wings are nothing new in aerospace, the Soviet Union began designing and building them in 1946 -- the Horten brothers from Germany and aerospace companies from United States, Russia, France and United Kingdom have built them; however, none are designed quite like the Prandtl-D.

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NASA Armstrong hosts convergent aeronautics solutions showcase

Posted November 20, 2015 by Peter Merlin

Researchers from several NASA centers had an opportunity to share information about revolutionary new technologies at the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Showcase held at Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Oct. 22.

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