Student teams compete.
Brig. Gen. Curtis Bedke, commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, received some first-hand insight this week on how to fly a Space Shuttle approach and landing
The Space Shuttle Discovery is targeted for launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on the Return-to-Flight mission STS-114 during a window between May 15 and June 3. Discovery is scheduled to land at KSC at the conclusion of the mission about 11 days later. However, if the weather or other conditions prevent a landing in Florida, the shuttle could be diverted to the primary back-up landing site at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Robert Dale Reed, a distinguished NASA aeronautics researcher who pioneered Lifting Body and remotely piloted research aircraft programs at the Dryden Flight Research Center in the 1960s and 70s has died.
The old saying, "birds of a feather, flock together," can now be applied to a couple of small uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) flown in a NASA research experiment using principles derived from studies of fish and bird motions to simultaneously guide them around obstacles.
A flight research project that put a 21st century twist on a century-old technology -- a high-tech derivative of the Wright brothers' wing-warping method of controlling an aircraft's turning ability -- can be summed up in two words: "It works!"
The National Society of Black Engineers will honor NASA aeronautical engineer Laurie Marshall with the 2005 Golden Torch Award for Outstanding Woman in Technology of the Year.
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye, a carrier-based electronics aircraft that serves as the eyes and ears of carrier battle groups, recently underwent structural loads tests at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Flight Loads Laboratory to determine if increasing the aircraft's gross weight will affect its performance.
On March 3, NASA marked the 90th anniversary of its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and the achievements of nearly a century of work in NASA's keystone discipline, aeronautics.
To help the Space Shuttle safely return to flight, NASA engineers are acquiring data on how insulating foam debris or "divots" behave when these small pieces are shed from the Shuttle's external fuel tank during launch.