NASA's SOFIA observatory recently completed the first series of early science flights to demonstrate the aircraft's potential to make discoveries about the infrared universe.
SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, soared into the overnight skies on its first science flight Nov. 30, focusing on the Orion nebula and the Sharpless 140 star cluster.
The SOFIA flying observatory underwent several nights of telescope system checkout activities in mid-October in preparation for upcoming early astronomical science flights.
NASA has awarded a third contract for studies designed to identify advanced concepts for airliners that could enter service in 2025 and fly with less noise, cleaner exhaust and lower fuel consumption.
NASA's Operation IceBridge science team has returned home after a five-week deployment to Chile for the Fall 2010 Antarctic environmental science campaign.
The two X-34 hypersonic technology demonstration craft developed in the mid-1990s will be inspected by Orbital Sciences personnel to determine if they are viable for flight.
Despite marginal weather, NASA's IceBridge science flights continued with a mission by the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory over the Antarctic Peninsula Nov. 13.
NASA's 2010 IceBridge science flights over Antarctica resumed Nov. 10 with the campaign's seventh flight -- a high-altitude mission around the 86th latitude of the South Pole.
NASA has awarded two contracts for studies designed to identify advanced concepts for airliners that could enter service in 2025 and fly with less noise, cleaner exhaust and lower fuel consumption.
The late NASA research pilot and X-15 astronaut Joseph Albert Walker has been inducted into the recently established Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.
The HiMAT subscale research aircraft was featured on NASA Dryden's float in the recent Veterans Day parade in the nearby community of Quartz Hill .
Scientists aboard NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory focused the third data-collection mission in the Fall 2010 Operation IceBridge campaign.
A Lockheed S3B Viking aircraft from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently visited NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.
An airborne version of a new prototype science instrument that would survey the impacts of aerosols and clouds on global climate change is being checked out on a NASA ER-2 aircraft.
The NASA Advisory Council, which advises NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on major programs and policy issues, held their two-day quarterly meeting Oct. 6-7 in Palmdale, Calif.
Visitors to the 2010 International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., watch hot-air balloons soar skyward while learning about NASA's work to improve aviation.
NASA Dryden plans a series of research flights to examine the structural response of large office buildings to low-amplitude sonic booms.
NASA's SOFIA flying observatory is scheduled to undergo tests of its entire integrated observatory system with the Faint Object InfraRed Camera mounted on its telescope in October.
Three McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle aircraft have been transferred from the U.S. Air Force to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center for use in flight research and mission support roles.
NASA's six-week GRIP hurricane research mission nears conclusion with final flights of DC-8 flying laboratory and Global Hawk over Tropical Storm Matthew.