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.
NASA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service on a project to examine the mission suitability of Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 fire retardant delivery aircraft.
Kevin L. Petersen, Director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, recently announced appointments to several management positions at the NASA field center.
The breakup and fragmentation of the European Space Agency's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle was captured in dramatic fashion by scientists aboard NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory and a Gulfstream V aircraft as it re-entered the atmosphere early Monday morning over the South Pacific.
NASA's Ikhana UAS resumes Western States Fire Mission flights
The newly coated telescope mirror assembly for SOFIA is unloaded from a C-17 aircraft at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility prior to re-installation.
As the morning of Sept. 23, 1975 dawned over the Southern California high desert, a team of engineers, technicians and flight crew busily prepared for what would be the last chapter in a flight research program that had spanned more than a dozen years.
Jill Pestana, a graduate of the Class of 2008 at Tehachapi High School, has been selected by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Employee Exchange Council to receive the 2008 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship award.