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Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, supports NASA’s Human Exploration and Space Technology missions by exploring space beyond low-Earth orbit and developing and demonstrating revolutionary, high-payoff technologies.

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NASA TechRise Student Challenge Tests Experiments in Stratosphere

On July 24, students from 30 middle and high schools selected for NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge watched their experiments launch…

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Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Armstrong's as we break down barriers and accelerate change for the benefit of humanity.

Teams Add Iconic NASA ‘Worm’ Logo to Artemis II Rocket, Spacecraft
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Art and science merge as teams add the NASA “worm” logo on the SLS (Space Launch System) solid rocket boosters…

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NASA Experiment Sheds Light on Highly Charged Moon Dust
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Researchers are studying data from a recent suborbital flight test to better understand lunar regolith, or Moon dust, and its…

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NASA Tests New Spacecraft Propellant Gauge on Lunar Lander
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Editor’s note, Feb. 6, 2024: This article has been updated to clarify that the Radio Frequency Mass Gauge estimates how much…

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NASA’s Laser Navigation Tech Enables Commercial Lunar Exploration
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Later this month, NASA’s commercial lunar delivery services provider Intuitive Machines will launch its Nova-C lunar lander carrying several NASA…

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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA is announcing 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge, a nationwide contest to engage students in technology,…

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NASA Funds Laser Communications Tech with Small Business
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Editor’s note, Jan. 16, 2024: This article has been updated to clarify that the Low-Cost Optical Terminal is a pre-production…

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