Convergent flight paths of NASA's Global Hawk and DC-8 environmental science aircraft over Hurricane Earl on Sept. 2.
NASA completed a historic day for its hurricane research on Thursday as it put the Global Hawk over Earl, marking the first time the unmanned drone flew over a fully formed hurricane.
NASA science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP mission are tracking the path and intensity of Hurricane Earl off the U.S. east coast.
Two advanced weather instruments from JPL are busy flying above Hurricane Earl, as NASA's field campaign to study how hurricanes form and intensify continues.
All three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP hurricane research campaign are tracking Earl.
This is a screen capture tracking NASA's DC-8 aircraft as it flew into Hurricane Earl on September 1 during NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Mission.
This photo of Hurricane Earl's eye was taken from the HDVis camera on the underside of the Global Hawk aircraft during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2 at 13:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EDT).
All three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP hurricane research campaign are in the air this week ...
NASA's Global Hawk drone aircraft flew through the heart of Tropical Storm Frank this past weekend.
The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean is seen from NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.