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NASA Space Flight Awareness program honors Dryden employees

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Two employees of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center have been honored by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness program for their contributions to excellence in quality and safety in support of human spaceflight. Dennis Avila, a program manager with Lockheed Martin under contract to NASA Dryden and Michael A. Collie, a lead quality assurance specialist at NASA…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

Posted May 1, 2015 by

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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NASA’s G-III Aerodynamics Test Bed undergoes stress tests

Posted July 26, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Dryden Flight Loads engineer William Lokos monitors a wing loading test of NASA G-III 804 during recent testing in support of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge, or ACTE, project. NASA’s G-III Research Test Bed aircraft No. 804 recently underwent structural testing in NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads…

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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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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Educator teams fly on NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory

Posted February 22, 2013 by

The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador educators returned safely to Earth at Palmdale, Calif., early in the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, after completing their initial flight on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA.

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X-56A technology demonstrator achieves first flight

Posted August 2, 2013 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, recently undertook the first flight on July 26 of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed flight demonstrator, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

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Space shuttle arrives home for one last ‘Endeavour’

Posted September 28, 2012 by Laura Mowry

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NASA declares SOFIA Observatory fully operational

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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 begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel

Posted March 8, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Eddie Winstead Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 30 feet behind the DC-8. Instruments on the Falcon were measuring the chemical contents of the exhaust contrails at varying distances from the DC-8, which…

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