As a young child, Jordan Jensen's first flight experience in a Cessna 172 led to a lifetime interest in everything associated with aircraft. He could not have foreseen that this early fascination would lead to a position with NASA.
The primary mirror assembly of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has been shipped to NASA's Ames Research Center near San Jose, Calif., for its final finish coating.
Steven G. Schmidt, deputy director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base since 2004, has been appointed director of the center's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.
NASA and scientists from the California Air Resources Board are conducting a series of research flights this month that are examining the atmosphere over the state to better understand the chemical dynamics of smog and greenhouse gases.
Veteran test pilot, engineer, instructor and system safety manager Lawrence R. Davis has been appointed as Director of Flight Operations at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
Local middle school students are invited to participate in a weeklong robotics workshop during the second week in July in Palmdale.
When flight crews have to bail out or eject from a crippled aircraft, they need to know how to survive once they hit the ground or water.
Three employees of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have recently been assigned to top management positions.
Crew module mockup arrives at Dryden for test preparations.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, telescope team collected baseline operational measurements during several nights of characterization testing in early March.
Mockup will inaugurate the flight-testing phase of the Constellation Program.
Research pilot James W. Smolka and flight test operations engineer Leslie M. Molzahn of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center were among aerospace professionals honored by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine at its recent Laureate Awards presentation.
Not many artists are privileged to see their work fly in space.
When Dryden engineer Mark C. Dickerson was in junior high school, a teacher took him flying and opened his mind to a new world of possibilities.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is sponsoring high school teams in the 2008 "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" robotics competition.
Boeing's X-48B Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator successfully completed its eighth flight of its flight test program on Jan. 31, 2008 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy made a brief visit to NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near San Jose on Jan. 14.
Two employees at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have been named to senior management positions at the center. Bradley C. Flick has been appointed the center's Chief Engineer, a senior level position, after serving in an acting capacity since late 2005. James W. Harris has been named as director of Dryden's Test Systems Directorate.
Initial research activities beginning in 2009 will support NASA's Airborne Science Program.NASA research pilot and aerospace artist / photographer Mark Pestana has been recognized by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine for his award-winning painting, "The Quest for Mach 10," that was published in the magazine's annual photography / art issue in late December.
After more than 38 years with NASA, C. Gordon Fullerton had his final flight on Dec. 21, 2007.