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.
The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 will bring to a close an era that opened in the high desert of Southern California nearly a half century ago.
NASA intern Brian Armstrong has always been interested in aviation, thanks to the influence of his aerospace engineer father.
Dryden has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for engineering and technical services in support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.
Univ. of Utah student Patricia Oliphant , of Highland, Ca., has always had a fascination with the atmosphere and meteorology.
College student Christopher O'Shea, of North Strabane, credits his father for the excitement he has for aviation.
William Scott, a 2008 graduate of San Diego's Clairemont High School, exchanged what could have been a relaxing summer vacation for the challenge of fitting into the workforce at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base.
The Forward Bay Cover for the first abort flight test Orion mockup crew module arrived at Dryden Flight Research Center on July 11.
Bakersfield resident Emily Sayles had her fire lit about space travel when she was in the fifth grade. That summer, Sayles attended U.S. Space Camp, then based at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
A number of Antelope Valley students exchanged what could have been a relaxing summer vacation for the challenge of fitting into the workforce at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base.
Julianna Plumb of Redlands made a huge commitment for the summer. She chose to spend eight weeks away from family and friends in exchange for immersion into the aerospace engineering field as an intern at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base.
NASA is evaluating an advanced, fiber optic-based sensing technology that could aid development of active control of an aircraft's wing shape.