This edition of the X-Press newsletter focuses on former research pilot and astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, for whom the center is now named, as well as its former namesake, Hugh L. Dryden. Dryden, the first and only director of the NACA and the first deputy administrator of NASA, was a key figure in aeronautics, spaceflight and planning of the Apollo moon missions. He continues to be honored in the naming of the center's Dryden Aeronautical Test Range for him...Read more
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Special Deliveries: NASA 747 SCA Delivers History - As the awe-inspiring 30-year Space Shuttle Program comes to a close, a set of flights added to its spectacular history. These flights did not involve space travel, but were impressive nonetheless as NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 905 delivered space shuttles Discovery and Enterprise...Read PDF
X-Press Shuttle Tribute - As the page is turned on America’s remarkable space shuttle era and the next chapter begins in our nation’s
extraordinary story of exploration, we reflect on the contributions from across the nation that made the shuttle
program a success...Read PDF
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SOFIA: NASA's Stellar Flying Observatory - New publication details the first Southern Hemisphere deployment by NASA's world-class Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy...Read more
X-tra: A GREAT Mission - On April 6, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed the first science flight on which the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies - GREAT - scientific instrument was used...Read PDF
X-tra: First Science - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy showed with its first three science flights that the airborne observatory is ready to deliver world-class astronomical data...Read PDF
Aerovations - This is an exciting time within NASA for innovation and technology. With the creation of the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist, and the selection of its chief, Bobby Braun, a new agency champion has emerged to revitalize NASA as a preeminent research and development organization...Read more.
50th Anniversary X-Press - Dryden has made many significant contributions to NASA's mission since the agency's inception five decades ago...Read more