NASA's Global Hawk flew a number of key milestones in April, including three flights that culminated in its longest science mission to date - a 28-hour, 36-minute flight to the Arctic on April 23-24.
NASA's latest flight test for future human space exploration, the Launch Abort System Pad Abort 1, or PA-1, test is set for May 6 at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.
Construction continues for Dryden's new Consolidated Information Technology Center, a 22,000-square-foot facility located next to the existing Data Analysis Facility.
West Boron Elementary School students learned about career possibilities on March 12 when Dryden staff members volunteered to tell students about their jobs and showcase the diversity of the NASA workforce.
X-48B successfully completes its 76th mission. Two more flights are remaining in the original X-48 program.
Dryden officials spoke to reporters and Dryden staff in two separate events in February about President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA and early indications of how that will translate at the NASA center.
NASA Airborne Science program officials recently honored Dryden pilot Bill Brockett with an Honor Award for Leadership for his role in providing flight capabilities for the Earth science community for more than 22 years.
When David McBride answered the phone on Jan. 3, he received some welcome news. On the other end of the line was NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, who informed McBride that he was Dryden's new director.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, took to the air for the second time in less than a week Dec. 14 for the first flight tests with both the internal and external doors that cover its large infrared telescope opened.
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden thanked Dryden employees for their work and asked for ideas and patience in helping NASA reach even greater heights.
Groundbreaking ceremonies Oct. 14 marked shovelfuls of progress toward construction of a new Dryden Consolidated Information Technology Center.
Following a three-year hiatus, the Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Airshow returns Oct. 17.
Preparations continued following Space Shuttle Discovery's landing at Edwards Air Force Base on Sept. 11 to return the orbiter to Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
NASA officials aren't just talking about attracting next-generation researchers. They are asking young people how to best communicate with a generation that has a number of ways to get its information and also how to retain enthusiastic recruits.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver told Dryden employees at an all-hands meeting Aug. 27 that there is reason for optimism, and she wants to know what the barriers are to working on research to develop technologies that can be commercialized and that the U.S. needs to succeed.
Eighty-nine years after passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Dryden aerodynamics and propulsion branch chief Jennifer Cole was the keynote speaker at an Aug. 27 event marking Women's Equality Day.
It has been about 10 years since Rogers Smith and Bob Meyer made the last flight of the storied Blackbirds when the SR-71 wowed a crowd attending the Edwards Air Force Base open house in October 1999.
Watching the sleek, black SR-71 aircraft lift off of the runway and into the sky instilled awe in those aviation enthusiasts lucky enough to see it.
A former Dryden research pilot, NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander spoke to a standing-room-only audience of Dryden employees and educators during a July 23 event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
It's been hard times for the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for many budget cycles, but the work of NASA's research centers and a reformulation of the mission directorate's focus that began in 2006 is showing results.