08.09.11 - Scientists conducted airborne validation of four laser techniques for measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide aboard NASA’s DC-8 flying lab in late July.› DC-8 Photos
06.24.11 - NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy observed the dwarf planet Pluto as it passed in front of a distant star on June 23, 2011. This event, known as an "occultation," allowed scientific analysis of Pluto and its atmosphere by flying SOFIA at the right moment to an exact location where Pluto's shadow fell on Earth.
06.13.11 - NASA is imaging Mississippi River levees with a synthetic aperture radar slung beneath a G-III aircraft to determine the levees' overall stability.› Levee research fact sheet
05.13.11 - The G-III research aircraft obtained radar imagery of volcanoes on Hawaii's Big Island and mapped surface deformations on Oahu, Molokai, and Maui.
12.19.11 - A new image from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows a complex distribution of interstellar dust and stars in the Orion nebula.› View SOFIA photos
06.06.11 - Dryden’s NASA’s ER-2 aircraft was flown on the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign to learn more about the inner workings of cloud systems that generate significant amounts of rainfall.