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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted December 7, 2012 by

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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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, Northrop Grumman continue partnership for science

Posted May 31, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and…

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NASA Dryden celebrates 60th anniversary of first Mach 2 flight

Posted November 27, 2013 by Merlin

Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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NASA chases climate change clues into the stratosphere

Posted January 11, 2013 by

Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how changing in a warming climate is changing Earth. The first flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX), a multi-year airborne science…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

Posted July 25, 2014 by

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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NASA Dryden awards aircraft operations support contract

Posted June 7, 2013 by

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. †The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It…

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted August 24, 2012 by

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms...

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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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SOFIA spots recent starbursts in the Milky Way Galaxy’s center

Posted January 11, 2013 by

Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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