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Science in the Air

When a NASA aircraft is used to host, conduct, or otherwise support NASA scientists in their efforts to learn more about Planet Earth, we’ll highlight those stories here.

Photo composite showing NASA's 4-engine DC-8 jet flying through a simulated sky.
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Utilizing NASA’s B200 King Air to Study Snowmelt Levels

More than 1 billion people rely on seasonal mountain snowmelt as a resource for their water supply and a team…

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Other Aeronautics topics

Artist illustration of the X-59 in flight over a surbuban neighborhood.

Research about flying faster than the speed of sound.

Aerospace Cognitive Engineering Lab Rapid Automation Test Environment; (ACEL-RATE) in N262 showing out-the-window views of San Francisco for UAM UTM Ride Quality Simulation project.

Stories about pioneering the frontiers of 21st century flight.

The Moog SureFly aircraft hovers above Cincinnati Municipal Airport during an acoustic hover test.

All about new ways to get from here to there in the air.

In this image, captured using data from a wind-tunnel test, the red and orange areas represent higher drag, and the green and bl

Learn about research to make aviation more sustainable.

Airplane outside it's gate at the airport.

Read about how NASA is opening up the sky for all.