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NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry
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Several air taxi companies are using a NASA-developed computer software tool to predict aircraft noise and aerodynamic performance. This tool…

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NASA Armstrong Updates 1960s Concept to Study Giant Planets
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NASA researchers are looking at the possibility of using a wingless, unpowered aircraft design from the 1960s to gather atmospheric…

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Math, Mentorship, Motherhood: Behind the Scenes with NASA Engineers
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Engineering is a huge field with endless applications. From aerospace to ergonomics, engineers play an important role in designing, building,…

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NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research
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NASA has selected another five university teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges that could help transform flight in…

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NASA Selects Awardees for New Aviation Maintenance Challenge
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NASA has selected three university-led teams for the first round of a new technical challenge pursuing innovative aviation maintenance practices.…

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NASA Studies Human Pilots to Advance Autonomous Air Taxis
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Air taxis may become an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem, quickly carrying people relatively short distances – and…

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Forget Movie Magic, NASA Armstrong has the Real Thing
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Early in the blockbuster movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” U.S. Navy Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell takes the secret hypersonic “Darkstar” airplane…

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NASA to Showcase Revolutionary Aero Tech at Aviation Day Event
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NASA to Showcase Revolutionary Aero Tech at Aviation Day Event

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NASA Research Challenge Selects Next Round of Student Participants
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NASA has selected another round of university student teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges meant to transform the…

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Collegiate teams to focus on natural disasters in 2024 Gateways to Blue Skies Competition
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In this year’s Gateways to Blue Skies competition, NASA asks collegiate teams to examine aviation-related systems that will aid in…

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Idaho Students get Hands-On with NASA Technology
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University of Idaho students learned real-world engineering skills during the 2022-2023 school year while advancing two NASA technologies – a…

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Flying with NASA – Digital-Fly-By-Wire
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One of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s greatest contributions to commercial aviation is something that passengers never see – digital…

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NASA University Leadership Initiative’s First Teams Reflect on 5 Years
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In 2017, NASA gave five teams of university professors and students a unique opportunity: a chance to make original, hands-on…

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David Matolak, University of South Carolina
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Editor’s Note: This interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity, helps mark the conclusion after five years of the…

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Dimitris Lagoudas, Texas A&M University
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Editor’s Note: This interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity, helps mark the conclusion after five years of the…

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Jin Wang, The Ohio State University
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Editor’s Note: This interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity, helps mark the conclusion after five years of the…

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James Coder, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Editor’s Note: This interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity, helps mark the conclusion after five years of the…

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Yongming Liu, Arizona State University
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Editor’s Note: This interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity, helps mark the conclusion after five years of the…

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University Teams Selected as Finalists to Reimagine Aviation Energy Sources of the Future
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Eight teams participating in the 2023 Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy (Blue Skies) Competition have been selected to…

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NASA’s Modern History Makers: Susanah Kowalewski
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<back to gallery When Susanah Kowalewski was a child, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. She shared a love of…

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Meteorologist Turned Engineer Creates Clouds for Icing Research
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Emily Timko has the power to control the temperature, form wispy clouds, create ice crystals, and produce powerful gusts of…

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NASA’s Modern History Makers: Peggy Cornell
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<back to gallery NASA’s Sound Bites video series celebrates members of our workforce and shares their diverse experiences and insights.…

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NASA Armstrong Showcases Women in Aviation
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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, has a long history with employing women in aviation careers and empowering…

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From the Streets to the Skies: Terry Morris Using NASA’s Vision to Transform Humanity Towards the Future
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Abused. Neglected. Abandoned. Terry Morris was dealt a horrible set of cards in life, but in his words, “you play…

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NASA Armstrong Advances Shock Wave Photography
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Sound never looked so good! Using a special handheld camera, researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California,…

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Old Research Plane, New Education Mission
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As NASA aims to solve the mysteries of our home planet and revolutionize air travel, it deploys a fleet of…

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University Researchers Moving Electrified Aviation Forward with NASA
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With support from NASA, university researchers have made advances towards developing advanced fuel cells and electricity-conducting technology to generate power…

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NASA MIRO Program Provides STEM Career Path
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Dionne Hernandez-Lugo always wanted to work for NASA, but did not know how to get started on her career path.…

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Cabana Flies New X-plane Simulators at NASA Armstrong
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NASA’s two new X-planes have not yet flown, but Robert Cabana, the agency’s associate administrator, was able to pilot them…

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NASA Studies Source of Ice Crystals in High Places
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A team of NASA researchers are once again using NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory to study ice crystals – and more…

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