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  • The 'runner' for the Mojave High School Robotics team sprints back for another plastic gamepiece.

    Robots' work extends beyond physical tasks in Las Vegas.

    Student teams compete.

  • AFFTC commander Gen. Curtis Bedke experienced a Shuttle approach and landing in NASA's Shuttle Training Aircraft from STS-114 commander Col. Eileen Collins.

    Command Performance

    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

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour flares for landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California to conclude STS-100

    NASA Credentialing Media for Possible Shuttle Landing at Edwards AFB

    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, aerospace engineer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. NASA Photo: EC98-44606-1.

    Noted NASA Aeronautics Researcher Dale Reed Dies

    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.

  • APV-3 aircraft flown in the joint Ames-Dryden Experiment flares

    New Flight Software Allows UAVs To Team Up For Virtual Fire Experiment

    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.

  • NASA's Active Aeroelastic Wing F/A-18 resumed flight tests in the second phase of the program at the Dryden Flight Research Center in early December 2004.

    NASA Flight Tests Validate Active Aeroelastic Wing Design Concept

    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!"

  • Laurie Marshall, aerospace engineer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. NASA Photo: EC05-0053-1.

    NASA Dryden Engineer Wins Prestigious Engineering Award

    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.

  • U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye

    Navy E-2C Hawkeye Undergoes Major Loads Tests at NASA Dryden

    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.

  • NACA and NASA logos

    NASA Celebrates 90 Years Of Aeronautics Excellence

    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.

  • All six divots of thermal insulation foam have been ejected from the flight test fixture on NASA's F-15B testbed.

    Space Shuttle Return To Flight Gets A "LIFT" From NASA Dryden F-15B

    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.