When NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and AeroVironment, Inc. flew the company's Pathfinder-Plus solar-electric aircraft recently, the weather mattered; it mattered a lot.
In a turbulent era of 1960s Cold War confrontations, moon race headlines, and war in southeast Asia, eight military and civilian test pilots flew the radical X-15 rocket plane out of the atmosphere and into the record books, earning astronaut status.
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The Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery arrived back at the Kennedy Space Center after a three-day cross-country ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base.
Former Apollo-Soyuz and Space Shuttle astronaut Vance Brand was honored this past weekend by the Lancaster Jethawks Class A California League baseball team during its annual Aerospace Appreciation Night.
NASA's two F-15 research aircraft don't get a lot of flight hours, and it's even less frequent that they are in the air together on the same mission.
Visitors and NASA employees cheer Discovery launch.
As Hurricane Emily lashes the coast of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas, a high-flying NASA ER-2 earth sciences aircraft from the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., flew high over the storm as it moved across the Caribbean Sea to the Gulf of Mexico.
NASA and several industry teams are studying how to design and build an aircraft that could demonstrate technology to lessen the noise and window-rattling effects of supersonic flight.
Fifty teachers will spend a day this week exploring the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., as part of a larger educational program funded through the California Department of Education.