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College students study Earth from NASA’s DC-8 flying lab

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research.

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted June 20, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project gathered data from a select group of more than 100 volunteer Edwards Air…

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NASA begins testing of new spectrograph on agency’s airborne observatory

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Astronomers are eagerly waiting to begin use of a new instrument to study celestial objects: a high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph mounted on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, the world's largest flying telescope.

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NASA declares SOFIA Observatory fully operational

Posted June 6, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The door to the SOFIA observatory’s 2.5-meter telescope is wide open during a developmental test flight in 2010. On June 2, 2014, during the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Boston, Mass., Paul Hertz, NASA’s Astrophysics Division director, announced that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has passed…

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NASA, Virgin Galactic announce payloads for SpaceShipTwo flight

Posted June 6, 2014 by

NASA has selected 12 technology experiments to fly on the first commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

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NASA Airborne Research focuses on Andean volcanoes

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Volcanoes in Central and South America were the primary focus of a four-week Earth science study in late April and early May 2014 using a NASA-developed airborne synthetic aperture imaging radar.

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NASA celebrates new name for Flight Research Center

Posted May 16, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

NASA celebrated the lives and legacies of Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center was dedicated May 13.

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NASA signs agreement with German, Canadian partners to test alternative fuels

Posted April 18, 2014 by

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May…

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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

Posted March 28, 2014 by

NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses companies for suborbital flights to encourage and facilitate the growth of this important aerospace market while also providing a means to advance a wide range of new launch vehicle and space…

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‘Operation Play and Sleigh’ a success

Posted January 10, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron Training Section held a Ruck March and Toy Drive Dec. 20 for children at the A. Miriam Jamison Childrenís Center in Kern County, Calif. Participants carried their donations down a route for 3.5 miles, beginning and ending at the Center of Excellence. The 412th…

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