As a girl, Emily Sayles pretended to be an astronaut in a refrigerator box she made into a make-believe space shuttle.
NASA Dryden's workhorse research test bed aircraft, F-15B tail number 836, is being prepared for a busy series of experiments over the next few months.
NASA's remotely piloted Predator B aircraft, the Ikhana, equipped with an infrared imaging sensor, recently conducted post-burn assessments of two Southern California wildfire sites, the Piute Fire in Kern County and the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest.
NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory returned to Palmdale, Calif., Nov. 24, concluding the Operation Ice Bridge science campaign to survey and map glaciers, sea ice and ice sheets on Antarctica.
Popular Science magazine has honored NASA's Orion Launch Abort System with a Best of What's New award for 2009 in the aviation and space category.
Popular Los Angeles television host Huell Howser interviews retired NASA Dryden research pilot Don Mallick Nov. 18 in front of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) he flew during the mid-1960s.
The Seattle-based LaserMotive team was declared the winner of the Space Elevator Power-Beaming Challenge Games Nov. 6 after the final day of competition at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California.
One of NASA's three X-38 Crew Return Vehicle technology demonstrators that flew at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., a decade ago has found a new home in America's heartland.
Moments after the unveiling of a new painting by noted aviation artist Robert McCall depicting former NASA astronaut and research pilot Neil Armstrong, new NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden discussed his goals and hopes for the nation's aerospace agency during a town hall with employees of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Oct. 30.
NASA's Global Hawk No. 872 banks for landing over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during its first check flight Oct. 23.
White Sands Missile Range technicians recently practiced stacking mockups of the Orion Pad Abort-1 flight test launch abort system and crew module.
Retired NASA Dryden employees John McTigue and Betty Love were honored as 2009 Eagles by the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the group’s Gathering of Eagles.
Middle school educators are invited to an astronomy workshop Nov. 3 that will offer hands-on activities to help students understand the importance of astronomical observations.
The Spaceward Foundation has rescheduled 2009 Space Elevator Power-Beaming Challenge Games for Nov. 4 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California.
Richard T. Whitcomb has been called the most significant aerodynamic contributor of the second half of the 20th century.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy science team completed checkout of optical star tracking camera systems and conducted telescope assembly preparation exercises.
NASA begins a series of flights Oct. 15 to study changes to Antarctica's sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets.
NASA Dryden photographer Tom Tschida experienced a unique initiation after his first ride in a hot air balloon at the 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Following a three-year hiatus, Edwards Air Force Base is once again holding an open house and air show on Saturday, Oct. 17.
A graduate student team from Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently claimed a world record-setting altitude of 7,142 feet for their small autonomously operated AA241X aircraft in mid-September 2009.