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Ground and flight tests of Dream Chaser vehicle to focus on its aerodynamics and controllability during subsonic approach and landing on a runway.› Read More | › View Photos | › View Video →
NASA 905 and space shuttle mockup to become centerpiece of new exhibit at Space Center Houston visitor center near NASA's Johnson Space Center.› Read More
SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Constance Gartner, Chelen Johnson take their astronomical experience on the flying observatory to the classroom.› Read More
Students from a half-dozen junior and senior high schools get a first-hand look at technology and engineering in action during ITEA event.› Learn more
The new Facilities Support Center at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is nearing completion, with the project expected to be finished in June.
NASA's C-20A-mounted UAVSAR collected data about glaciers, snow and ice during recent flights over Alaska, the Beaufort Sea and the Sierra Nevada.
Test flight over Mojave April 29 considered key milestone in development of Virgin Galactic / Scaled Composites' sub-orbital space-access craft.
Transition and retirement phase of the program concludes; remaining shuttle assets being dispositioned or dismantled.
Prior to flying the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager in space, preparatory science investigations are underway using a similar sensor on NASA's ER-2.
After nearly six years, a successful and productive joint NASA-Boeing X-48 Hybrid / Blended Wing Body flight test project at NASA Dryden concludes.
Dryden-managed program to fly selected technologies on various suborbital launch vehicles to test their capabilities in a near-space environment.
Current flight research projects and programs being flown at Dryden Flight Research Center.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has issued its Citizen Report for 2012, outlining the center's work and economic impact on the local community during the year.
NASA is developing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - or SOFIA - as a world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James Webb space telescopes and major Earth-based telescopes.
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New energy-efficient building at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center due for completion in summer 2013.
FSC status update, May 2013
Although most followers of NASA's Space Shuttle Program associate the shuttles with NASA's space-oriented field centers, major contributions to the shuttles' development occurred at NASA's four research field centers. Learn about some of NASA Dryden's contributions to space shuttle development and support in this series of historical articles
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The sensational, iconic, and groundbreaking X-15 hypersonic research aircraft extended flight to the edge of space during the 1950s and 1960s.
As the awe-inspiring 30-year Space Shuttle Program comes to a close, a set of flights added to its spectacular history.
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Dryden played an important role in the shuttle program from its earliest stages. The space shuttle prototype Enterprise was flown at the center in a 1977 series of flight tests that evaluated glide and landing characteristics of the 100-ton vehicles.
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