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Flight Loads Laboratory

NASA’s unique national facility at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, supports flight research and aircraft structures testing. It continues to thrive after five decades because it provides a mix of valuable capabilities: dynamic thinking to meet challenges and a culture that reinforces getting the work done. From the X-15 and YF-12 of the early years to modern marvels such as the X-57 and X-59 experimental aircraft and dozens of major accomplishments in between, the highly skilled staff is positioned for the future.

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NASA Armstrong Completes F/A-18E Tests

Understanding what stress, or strain, an aircraft can endure is critical to carrying out its intended mission. To better understand…

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