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December 20, 2007

Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661/276-3449
FAX 661/276-3566

Beth Hagenauer
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: (661) 276-7960
beth.hagenauer@nasa.gov
 

RELEASE
NASA Dryden Receives Two Early Global Hawk Aircraft
 
 
 
 

Global Hawks audio

Two Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration aircraft were recently transferred from the U.S. Air Force to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. Initial research activities beginning in 2009 will support NASA's Airborne Science Program. The ability of the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to autonomously fly long distances and remain aloft for extended periods brings a new capability to the science community for measuring, monitoring and observing remote locations of the Earth. The two Global Hawks were the first and sixth aircraft built under the original development program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and were made available to NASA when the Air Force had no further need for them.

- NASA photo by Tony Landis

PHOTO EDITORS: A high-resolution photo to support this photo release is available on-line at: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/Global_Hawk/HTML/ED07-0244-78.html

TELEVISION EDITORS: B-roll footage of the first of two Global Hawks received by NASA Dryden is available by calling Dryden public affairs at the number listed above.

For more information about NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and its research projects, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden

 
 

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