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.
Space Shuttle Atlantis, from its position atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, began its way back to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., June 1.
The desert doesn't exactly conjure up images of butter and cocktail sauce, but there's more shrimp in a number of areas on base than in a grocery store.
With NASA's fiscal year 2010 budget delayed as President Barack Obama's administration came up to speed on its funding plans, it was uncertain what the complexion of the projects and allocations for the agency would look like.
Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association President's Circle came to see what's happening in aeronautics at Dryden May 6.
The X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft team April 2 notched a milestone when the experimental aircraft made its 50th flight.
With its fleet of science aircraft and diverse project portfolio, Dryden is poised to make great strides in national efforts to advance environmental and alternative-energy research.
The desert played a key role in Ed Saltzman's signature work with aerodynamics and truck fairings, but the Mojave was a long way from his roots in Iowa farm country.
Six men who worked on the Apollo program that enabled astronauts to land on the moon said during a Feb. 12 visit to Dryden that similarities between the Apollo capsule and the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle do not end with the vehicles' shape.
SOFIA program manager Bob Meyer was a special guest speaker at the 2009 Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey, a one-day workshop for middle school students designed to encourage interest in math, science and technology.
Students from across the nation will be able to take a tour of Dryden without ever having to leave their classrooms.
Dryden Center Director Kevin L. Petersen reviewed Dryden's achievements for 2008 at a Town Hall Dec. 22 and took a glimpse ahead to 2009.
In a post-flight press conference on Dec. 1, Endeavour Commander Chris Ferguson introduced the shuttle crew and thanked Dryden staff members for their support of the successful Nov. 30 landing.
When a new employee starts work at Dryden, figuring everything out can be a bit overwhelming. To ease that transition, Lisa Mattox, Dryden's New Employee Liaison, is ready to help.
The Boeing Co. Blended Wing Body X-48B flight research project is a success. A second phase to be undertaken at Dryden, as well as a future, larger-scale vehicle, are high on the priority list for the Subsonic Fixed Wing project.
Part of NASA's mission is to inspire the next generation of explorers and Dryden helped support that goal on Sept. 26 at the 17th Annual Salute to Youth in Palmdale.
Dryden's Emergency Operations Center is coordinating the center's involvement in the Great California ShakeOut.
A temporary exhibit titled "Space Race to Space Partnership: The Evolution of U.S.-Russian Relations in Orbit" is now on display in the Dryden Visitor Center and Gift Shop through the end of the year.