Space

February 13, 2013

Leland Melvin updated on Dryden’s education outreach

NASA Dryden electronics technician Jim Mills explains details of the High-speed Imaging Photometer for Occultation, or HIPO, mounted on the SOFIA observatory’s infrared telescope to NASA education chief and former space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin during his tour of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility with center director David McBride

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s education team presented an overview of the center’s education programs to NASA’s Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin during meetings Feb. 8 at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

Melvin was briefed on use of NASA curricular materials used in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Beyond the Bell” after-school science and technology programs, the Dryden-managed NASA University Research Centers program, the center’s higher education and Digital Learning Network programs, and even had the chance to compare the center’s space shuttle cockpit simulator with what he remembered of the real thing when he was an astronaut on shuttle missions.

Melvin also was briefed on education flight projects on several airborne science aircraft and the SOFIA flying observatory during a tour of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, and met with NASA Dryden and AERO Institute officials during his brief visit.

Mayor James Ledford of the City of Palmdale and NASA’s education chief Leland Melvin got a laugh out of a poster depicting the “Up-Goer Five” caricature of a large multi-stage rocket from the comic Website http://29748xkcd.com during the Melvin’s visit to the Aero Institute in Palmdale Feb. 8.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines September 29, 2014

News: U.S. military limits warplanes used for Islamic State bombingsĀ - The U.S. is relying mostly on warplanes already positioned in the region for its air war against the Islamic State, as opposed to dispatching a major buildup of aerial forces that happened in previous campaigns.   Business: At DOD, it’s use-it-or-lose-it seasonĀ - As fiscal 2014...
 
 

News Briefs September 29, 2014

Navy awards ship design grant to UNO The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the Navy s Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques intended to improve warship design. The goal for warship designers is to produce a vessel that can be repurposed numerous times throughout its...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

TACP-M ties it all together

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Lealan Buehrer Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron survey an enemy-controlled landing zone before calling in close-air support Aug. 14, 20...
 

 
Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler

Nellis aggressor squadron inactivated

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler SSgt. Justin White signals to Maj. Sam Joplin to begin taxiing a 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15 Eagle to the runway Sept. 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The roles and responsib...
 
 
Army photograph by SSgt. Mary S. Katzenberger

82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Army photograph by SSgt. Mary S. Katzenberger A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, reflects near the grave of a British paratrooper at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Sept. 14, 2014, in the Netherlands. The...
 
 

Raytheon awarded $251 million Tomahawk missile contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $251 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2014 with an option for 2015. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy. Raytheon will also conduct flight tests...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>