The familiar double boom signifying the return of a space shuttle from space thrilled people for more than 30 years. At Edwards Air Force Base and Dryden, the noise was commonplace during the early ...
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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.
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.
A NASA DC-8 crew is preparing for a mission that continues the most extensive airborne survey ever made of Earth's polar ice.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations.
The average person is aware that NASA is legendary for its work in space, such as the Apollo 11 mission that featured the first steps on the lunar surface by astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969. In 2009, NASA celebrated the 40th anniversary of that event that still inspires people around the world.
Everyone on a Dryden construction site goes home safe. It happens everyday, no exceptions, for more than 14 years.
The lights were turned off, the door was locked and the key was turned in on the Space Shuttle Program at Dryden March 29, as the transition and retirement phase of the program ended.
The X-48 Blended Wing Body remotely piloted aircraft in two different iterations completed 122 flights, which makes it the most extensively flown unmanned X-Plane research project. Now that it is complete, we must begin planning for a human piloted, near full-scale Hybrid Wing Body aircraft.
Regardless of why an accident happens, one thing is unmistakable – the affects can have catastrophic consequences not only for the person going through it, but also for that person's friends, family and co-workers.
President Barack Obama's proposed 2014 budget, released April 10, shows confidence in NASA and Dryden's ability to deliver.
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.
Dryden has made many significant contributions to NASA's mission since the agency's inception five decades ago.