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February 28, 2014
 

Armstrong shares 20,000 square miles of airspace with the AFTC.Armstrong shares 20,000 square miles of airspace with the AFTC. (NASA illustration) › View Larger Image

Restricted airspace, corridors, and special-use areas are available for experimental aircraft.Restricted airspace, corridors, and special-use areas are available for experimental aircraft. (NASA illustration)
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Located at Edwards, California, in the western Mojave Desert, the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center) is uniquely situated to take advantage of the excellent year-round flying weather, remote area, and visibility to test some of the nation's most exciting air vehicles. Partnership with Armstrong provides access to a world-class workforce and flight environment plus unrivaled research facilities:



  • Access to restricted airspace (R-2508, the largest overland supersonic corridor in the country) and the premier Edwards AFB range
  • Relationships with other NASA Centers and government labs
  • Alliance with the Air Force Test Center
  • Proximity to aerospace contractors, production, and Research and Development; the only place like it
  • Access to Plant 42
  • World-wide operations of our airborne science aircraft
  • Ability to conduct test programs on other ranges - Southwest Range Complex (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Utah)
  • On-site, tailored safety clearance
  • Experimental labs/shops for mod, repair, instrumentation, test, and qualification
  • Partnership with the AERO Institute - facilitates joint NASA, university, and industry projects; leverages assets
  • Consolidated Information Technology Center
  • NASA Fabrication Alliance
  • Paved surface and hard-clay lakebed runways (68 miles combined length)
  • Proximity to aerospace hub of activity (China Lake, Grey Butte, Los Angeles, Mojave, Nellis, Palmdale, Point Mugu, and Vandenberg)
  • Sparse population
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