Kevin L. Petersen, director of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, has announced he plans to retire from NASA, effective April 3.
NASA has completed work on a 92-acre launch complex that will serve as the test site for abort flight tests of its newest spacecraft, the Orion crew exploration vehicle, which is intended to take astronauts back to the moon.
NASA has presented its Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2008 to Daniel J. Crowley, director of Facilities Engineering and Asset Management at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.
More than a score of children and their parents learned about flying in space during a hands-on NASA Education Family Night focusing on the upcoming STS-119 space shuttle mission at the AERO Institute in Palmdale Feb. 19.
This modified Lockheed JetStar business jet was flown by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on a variety of significant aeronautical research projects from 1964 through 1989.
More than 250 eighth grade students from eight schools experienced hands-on science and engineering during the Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey Feb. 6 at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif.
With its afterburners roaring, NASA research pilot Jim Smolka pulls NASA's highly modified NF-15B research aircraft into a steep climb after takeoff from Edwards Air Force Base on its final flight.
NASA and 11 other research groups are testing two non-petroleum-based jet fuels in the pursuit of alternative fuels.
NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet, in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft.
NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation have unveiled the first Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to be used for environmental science research, heralding a new application for the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft. Related Story
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center supported projects and efforts across NASA's four mission areas during 2008.
The final leg of Space Shuttle Endeavour's cross-country ferry flight was completed Dec. 12, 2008 when it landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Florida's east coast. The Endeavour and its modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft took off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., at noon and arrived at Kennedy at mid-afternoon.
After an almost 16-day mission to the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle Endeavour has landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California high desert. Endeavour descended under clear blue skies under bright afternoon sun, a loud sonic boom announcing its arrival over the desert airbase.
The High-speed Imaging Photometer for Occultation, or HIPO, instrument was installed on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope Nov. 17.
David D. McBride has been appointed deputy director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Dryden recently conducted a flight test of an airflow-measurement device mounted underneath its F-15B research aircraft.
If residents of Western Nevada had looked high up in the sky on the morning of Oct. 24, 1968, they might have seen the sun glinting off the fuselage of a silver, eight-engine NB-52A Stratofortress as it made a graceful turn over Smith Ranch Dry Lake.
Three astronomers to participate in first scientific observations to be conducted by the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
Engineers and technicians from NASA, the German Space Agency and the Deutsches SOFIA Institut recently reinstalled the German-built primary mirror assembly into NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, airborne observatory.
Recently, the Orion pad abort crew module was lifted by crane and placed on instrumented jacks at NASA Dryden to determine the vehicle's weight, balance and vertical center of gravity.