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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.

Next Generation NASA Technologies Tested in Flight
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Teams of NASA researchers put their next-generation technologies to the microgravity test in a series of parabolic flights that aim…

What is 3D-MAT?
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A thermal protection material for the Artemis Generation The 3-Dimensional Multifunctional Ablative Thermal Protection System (3D-MAT) is a thermal protection…

Altitude Chamber Gets Upgrade for Artemis II, Spacecraft Testing Begins 
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Before the Orion spacecraft is stacked atop NASA’s powerful SLS (Space Launch System) rocket ahead of the Artemis II mission,…

NASA’s Artemis IV: Building First Lunar Space Station
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NASA and its partners are developing the foundational systems needed for long-term exploration at the Moon for the benefit of…

Key Test Drive of Orion on NASA’s Artemis II to Aid Future Missions
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Astronauts will test drive NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the first time during the agency’s Artemis II test flight next year.…

Compact Robot Takes Flight to Support CERISS Initiative
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NASA’s TechFlights 2023 Selections Advance Space Science in Collaboration with Industry A new robot will be taking flight soon to…