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Armstrong X-Press

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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x-press shuttle deliveriesSpecial 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 tributeX-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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Flight Loads Lab at 50: Ready for the Future, Respectful of its history. The NASA Armstrong Flight Loads Laboratory began with projects like the X-15 rocket plane and the YF-12 triple-supersonic aircraft. Today, the laboratory continues its rich history with projects like the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD, and the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge, or ACTE project...Read more

SOFIA: NASAs 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


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