Fifty years later, X-15 test pilot and former space shuttle commander Joe Engle recalls the highs and lows of this unique, high-speed research aircraft.
Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 5:53 p.m. PDT / 8:53 p.m. EDT landing Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a contract modification to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P.for further developmental engineering on SOFIA.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center will conduct a series of research flights on Sept. 9 and 12 that will result in multiple sonic booms being heard on Edwards Air Force Base.
NASA has awarded a follow-on contract to Computer Sciences Corp.'s Applied Technology Group of Fort Worth, Texas, to support the agency's aircraft used for astronaut training, flight research and mission and program support.
NASA Dryden's second Gulfstream III, tail number 803, recently rolled out of the Edwards Air Force Base paint hangar sporting a new paint job.
The Orion crew module that will be used for the first launch abort system Pad Abort 1 flight test is scheduled to depart NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 19 for the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., where the launch abort flight tests will be performed.
Rafe Day wasn't the typical Earth scientist flying on NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory this summer.
Framed by the flags fluttering over the outfield fence, NASA Dryden T-38 and F/A-18 aircraft performed a low-level flyby past Clear Channel Stadium in Lancaster, Calif., the evening of Aug. 15 as part of the Lancaster JetHawks Aerospace Appreciation Night.
Retired NASA Astronaut Vance Brand, (center), assisted by Steve Schmidt, director of NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility and Mayor James Ledford of the City of Palmdale, Calif., planted a "Moon Tree" sycamore sapling at the AERO Institute in the Palmdale Civic Center.
The last four crew members who flew aboard the famed triple-sonic Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird aircraft will be honored this Saturday evening, Aug. 15, by the Lancaster JetHawks baseball team during the team’s annual Aerospace Appreciation Weekend at Clear Channel Stadium in Lancaster.
Retired NASA astronaut, space shuttle commander and research pilot Gordon Fullerton discussed the legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landing recently before a standing-room-only audience of employees and educators at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently conducted a flight test of an airflow-measurement device mounted underneath its F-15B research aircraft in the Rake Airflow Gage Experiment, or RAGE.
NASA's Gulfstream-III environmental science research aircraft is conducting a two-week radar imaging mission along the East Coast.
ACAT project phase led by NASA Dryden has ended successfully with the completion of the effort’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) testing.
Following the challenge by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth, two separate entities began working on a way to prepare astronauts for the critical descent and landing on the moon. The problems facing them were considerable: how to build a free-flying simulator that could negate 5/6ths of the Earth's gravity while entirely eliminating the effects of the atmosphere, since the moon had no atmosphere and only 1/6th of Earth's gravity.
Scott Buffa gave up a summer in cool, rainy Rochester, Mich., for an opportunity to work with NASA as an Undergraduate Student Research Program intern at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
Twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a six-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in NASA's Earth Science research.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is again participating in America's largest air show.
Student interns in NASA’s INSPIRE program are learning first-hand about the process of flight testing experimental aircraft this summer at NASA Dryden.› View This Video