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Return to Recovery Glacier and second look at the Bellingshausen Sea

Posted October 24, 2012 by

After two more successful surveys and a no-fly day for routine aircraft maintenance, NASA's IceBridge team was looking forward to getting back to the work of mapping land and sea ice in the Antarctic.

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ATTREX campaign: Into the stratosphere for better climate science

Posted January 23, 2013 by

NASA photographs by Tom Tschida The payload bays of NASA’s high-altitude Global Hawk environmental science aircraft are jammed with 11 specialized science instruments during checkout operations for the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment, a multi-year airborne science campaign to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how changes in a warming climate is…

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Dryden 2014 budget supports stable operation for next year

Posted April 17, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

The 2014 federal budget plans were released April 10, and NASA is slated for $17.7 billion, a decrease of less than 1 percent. NASAís Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., is budgeted at $261.9 million, an increase of about 3 percent. Congress has to authorize these fiscal year 2014 figures in the coming months….

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Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains

Posted June 12, 2013 by

A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.

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NASA introduces new blueprint for transforming global aviation

Posted September 4, 2013 by

Based on a fresh look at the future of aviation – as well as global trends in technology, the environment and economics –NASA's aeronautical innovators have chartered a new strategic vision for its aviation research programs.

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Shape-changing flap arrives for adaptive compliant trailing edge flight tests

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA aircraft technicians Leo and Juan Salazar work on installation of test instrumentation in preparation for installation of the experimental Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flap on NASA’s modified G-III Aerodynamic Research Test Bed aircraft. A milestone for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center occurred…

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NASA ER-2 aircraft continues Earth ecosystem research

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NASA photograph by Dean Neeley and Jeff Myers This color infrared composite image is made from three spectral bands of NASA’s MASTER instrument mounted on the agency’s high-altitude ER-2. The red areas depict green vegetation in Las Vegas on May 30. 2014. A study of Earth’s ecosystems and how they function is continuing in Southern…

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NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for first time

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NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight.

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NASA releases call for phase II visionary advanced concepts

Posted April 25, 2012 by

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. “These transformative concepts have the potential to mature…

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U.S. Marines fire Excalibur from record range in Afghanistan

Posted June 11, 2012 by

The U.S. Marine Corps successfully fired two Raytheon Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a range of 36 kilometers (22.3 statute miles) in theater. These shots mark the longest distance the Excalibur round has been fired in combat since its fielding in 2007. “It is incredible to think about how this capability has evolved with…

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