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ER-2 High-altitude Platform News Archives
February 12, 2014


NASA Dryden In 2013: Contributing to Aerospace Technology, Earth & Space Science NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA, helped advance the Agency’s overall mission of Earth and space science and aerospace technology research as it continued supporting NASA's four mission areas during 2013.+ Read more


NASA ER-2 to Check Out MABEL Laser Altimeter (3/12) - A NASA ER-2 Earth Resources aircraft based at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., will be flying a number of high-altitude missions over five weeks this spring to validate the accuracy of a new laser altimeter. + Read more

NASA Planning Major Airborne Scientific Study in Southeast Asia (3/12) - More than 150 scientists, technicians and airborne research specialists gathered in Boulder, Colo., last month to develop strategies for doing something that has never been done before: probing a vast expanse of the Southeast Asian atmosphere from top to bottom at the critical time of year when strong weather systems and prolific regional air pollution pump chemicals and particles high into the atmosphere with potentially global consequences for Earth's climate. + Read More


2009 - Another Year of Accomplishment at NASA Dryden (12/09) - NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA, continued supporting NASA's four mission areas during 2009, advancing the agency's overall charter of leading the nation in aerospace technology. + Read more


ER-2 Aloft Again - After a lengthy downtime for a major overhaul, NASA 806, one of NASA's two high-flying ER-2 Earth resources aircraft, took to the skies recently from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on its first science mission in over two years. + Read more


NASA's ER-2 Flies over Hurricane Emily's Eye (7/05) - As Hurricane Emily lashes the coast of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas, a high-flying NASA ER-2 earth sciences aircraft from the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA, flew high over the storm as it moved across the Caribbean Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. + Read more


Scientists Find Ozone-Destroying Molecule - Using measurements from a NASA aircraft flying over the Arctic, Harvard University scientists have made the first observations of a molecule that researchers have long theorized plays a key role in destroying stratospheric ozone, chlorine peroxide. + Read more

2004: A Year of Significant Milestones at NASA Dryden (12/04) - As 2004 drew to a close, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA looked back on a year of challenge and accomplishment in its role of NASA's lead Center for atmospheric flight research. A few of the highlights included: + Read more

NASA Dryden's ER-2 Collects Soil Moisture Over the O.K. Corral (8/04) - Tombstone, Ariz., is a dusty place known for Wyatt Earp's famous 1881 "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral." This year, from August 2 to 27, it will be known as the place where scientists from NASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other institutions gather and study soil moisture to improve weather forecasts and the ability to interpret satellite data. + Read more


NASA Research Aircraft searches Columbia's path for debris (2/03) - A NASA high-altitude research aircraft flew over portions of the Space Shuttle Columbia's flight path Saturday. NASA's ER-2 used special cameras to search for debris that may have separated from Columbia as it returned to Earth Feb. 1. Columbia disintegrated over the western United States during its descent, and investigators are collecting debris in an effort to determine the cause of the accident. + Read more


NASA ER-2 Participates in Florida Cirrus Cloud Study (7/02) - NASA's high-altitude ER-2 airplane is participating in a study of cirrus clouds called the Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment (CRYSTAL-FACE). + Read more

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