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.
Bruce Willis and the simultaneous launch of two space shuttles are some of the first thoughts conjured by a mission to an asteroid.
Dryden is at the forefront of developing aerospace technology and it is now recognized as a model for insuring that none of that technology fails from the use of counterfeit parts.
When George Jetson was ready to head off to the office he hopped into his bubble-shaped aerocar and zoomed off to work.
Imagine hypersonic breakthroughs that enable future missions to Mars, exponentially better sensors for aircraft and spacecraft that reduce weight and increase safety, and control systems that automatically react to flight conditions before emergency situations arise.
Dryden's versatile F/A-18 Full Scale Advanced Systems Testbed, or FAST, aircraft recently completed a series of flights that explored reducing fuel consumption during cruise flight conditions by making small modifications to existing control laws and mechanisms in the aircraft's flight control computer.
More than a ton of electronic waste was collected for recycling during a drive organized from Dec. 3-19.
Researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge recently completed a five-week field campaign based out of Punta Arenas, Chile.
Simulation is an excellent tool that allows pilots an opportunity to train in an unfamiliar aircraft or to gain experience and confidence for a new mission.
Thousands of people anxiously waited Oct. 30 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles to catch the first glimpses of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in its new home.
NASA’s Supersonics Project embarked on its latest effort to soften sonic booms when a NASA F/A-18 aircraft took to the air for a project called Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, in late October.
People from all over California enthusiastically watched the skies for a glimpse of space shuttle Endeavour and its host, NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Sept. 21 as they flew by a number of communities and landmarks on their way to Los Angeles International Airport.
It's hard to stage an event for millions of your closest friends. For that reason, NASA Socials are designed to give participants a look behind-the-scenes at how the agency works to share with their followers and reach audiences that ordinarily would not have the same access.
On the eve of one of NASA's major space science milestones - the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the Red Planet - retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle recalled his involvement in several earlier spaceflight milestones during a recent Dryden visit.
When the Curiosity rover made its complex descent to Mars Aug. 5, it represented a moment of truth for researchers not only at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., but for contributors across NASA and around the world.
An important day for NASA is drawing ever closer as the Mars Science Laboratory carrying its Curiosity rover rockets to Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.
If it seems like there are a lot of new faces at Dryden this month, it's because there are. About 90 students in 11 programs are gaining valuable work experience this summer while learning to apply the theories to the practice of their specialties.
Followers of NASA's social media accounts get an all-day behind-the-scenes look and the planes, people and projects that make up NASA Dryden.