While orbiting over the high desert July 16, the crew of space shuttle Atlantis gave tribute to NASA Dryden's communications staff for their support.
The Approach and Landing Tests in 1977 evaluated the shuttle orbiter’s aerodynamic flight control systems and subsonic handling characteristics.
Precision landings by the X-24B lifting body in 1975 led to the decision to not include jet engines on the space shuttles to aid landing approaches.
Almost 30 college students are participating in the 2011 Student Airborne Research Program Earth science flights on NASA's DC-8 June 27-30.
About 200 middle-school students applied science, technology, engineering and math at a NASA Summer of Innovation Rocketry Camp in Lamont, Calif.
NASA’s SOFIA observatory viewed the dwarf planet Pluto as it passed in front of a distant star when Pluto's shadow fell on Earth June 23.
NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory complete flight-testing of the next Mars rover’s landing radar on an F/A-18.
The Orion prototype of NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle used in the pad abort test last year has departed NASA Dryden for the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA ER-2 high-altitude Earth science aircraft No. 806 recently concluded a six-week deployment in the MC3E mission over Nebraska and Oklahoma.
NASA is imaging Mississippi River levees with a synthetic aperture radar slung beneath a G-III aircraft to determine the levees' overall stability.
The SOFIA flying observatory's astronomical science and its application to STEM education was highlighted before news and social media June 8.
Awe and amazement was these students' reaction as their rocket soared aloft at the 2011 Intermediate Space Challenge at the Mojave Air & Space Port.
NASA is using supersonic aircraft to produce super-loud sonic booms in an effort to minimize their startling impact in future supersonic aircraft.
NASA is seeking proposals from commercial suborbital flight providers and payload integrators to support the agency's Flight Opportunities Program.
NASA Dryden pilot Mark Dickerson, education specialists David Alexander and Shaun Smith conduct airborne lesson for middle schoolers from Cessna 172.
Seven NASA Dryden Flight Research Center employees were recently honored with Space Flight Awareness awards for their support of human space flight.
The G-III research aircraft obtained radar imagery of volcanoes on Hawaii's Big Island and mapped surface deformations on Oahu, Molokai, and Maui.
Thermal and visual imagery were collected over the Mojave Desert on a NASA-funded study to aid detection of caves on Earth, the moon and Mars.
Testing future satellite instruments from airplanes is the next best thing to actually testing them in space.
NASA has selected the first six teachers who will work with scientists aboard the SOFIA flying observatory during research flights in May and June.