The first successful free flight of a new rocket-powered vertical landing demonstrator occurred recently at Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, Calif.
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to Dryden employees Feb. 23 about the NASA budget as part of a West Coast tour of NASA field centers that included the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
NASA's Mike Fossum spoke to Dryden employees Feb. 21 about his experiences as a NASA astronaut and life aboard the International Space Station. His most recent missions were as a crewmember of Expedition 28 and as commander of Expedition 29.
When Robert R. "Bob" Meyer Jr. talks to students about careers, he tells them to follow their passions, match those with the skills they have and look for opportunities.
How to be safe and secure and what it takes to be so are always changing and it takes vigilance to stay focused on maintaining high standards.
Nichelle Nichols has warped to many worlds as Lt. Uhura in the Star Trek television show of the 1960s.
A select group of middle school students are seeing STARS. Or more precisely, Cole Middle School students in Lancaster are participating in the Student Training and Advocacy for Professional and STEM Careers, or STARS.
Design and fabrication of parts made from composite materials are becoming increasingly important. At Dryden, one group has worked to unite people representing different disciplines in an effort to explain Dryden's capabilities and how to work together to get the job done.
Dryden Center Director David McBride explained management reassignments at a Town Hall Nov. 30.
NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory has completed 2011 Operation IceBridge science flights over Antarctica, and returned to base in Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 22.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University professor Mason Peck to be the agency’s chief technologist, effective in January.
A consortium of scientists is in the early stages of preparation for a multi-year airborne science campaign being undertaken to study the humidity and chemical composition of air entering the tropical tropopause layer of the atmosphere, which extends from eight to 11 miles (13 to 18 km) above Earth's surface.
With only about 20 percent of planned mission flight hours remaining, long-duration data collection flights by NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory are continuing over the ice shelves and glaciers of Antarctica in the fall 2011 Operation IceBridge campaign.
When attendees at the International Balloon Fiesta, in Albuquerque, N.M., visited the event's Discovery Center Oct. 1-9, they had an opportunity to learn about NASA aeronautics work.
When Mike Mullane was a boy, he gazed at the night sky. He thought about what it might be like to travel to the stars he saw dotting the darkness with their bright glow.
Sixty-six people involved in 14 student programs at Dryden had opportunities to learn what it’s like working at a NASA center. Students are listed under the program in which they participated.
The space shuttle program has been a part of Dryden Deputy Director Pat Stoliker's life since he was about 17 years old.
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NASA 944, one of four highly modified Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft, arrived at the center from Johnson Space Center in Houston Aug. 19 in preparation for its retirement and eventual static display at Dryden.
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Fred Haise has been a research pilot, astronaut, leader of industry, a hero and, as of Aug. 13, a bobblehead.
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People who came out to the City of Palmdale's Thursday Night on the Square event July 28 could have seen the stars as daylight faded, but they didn't have to wait that long to learn about them thanks to a NASA presentation at the AERO Institute.
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