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  • The 'runner' for the Mojave High School Robotics team sprints back for another plastic gamepiece.

    Robots' work extends beyond physical tasks in Las Vegas.

    Student teams compete.

  • AFFTC commander Gen. Curtis Bedke experienced a Shuttle approach and landing in NASA's Shuttle Training Aircraft from STS-114 commander Col. Eileen Collins.

    Command Performance

    Brig. Gen. Curtis Bedke, commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, received some first-hand insight this week on how to fly a Space Shuttle approach and landing

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour flares for landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California to conclude STS-100

    NASA Credentialing Media for Possible Shuttle Landing at Edwards AFB

    The Space Shuttle Discovery is targeted for launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on the Return-to-Flight mission STS-114 during a window between May 15 and June 3. Discovery is scheduled to land at KSC at the conclusion of the mission about 11 days later. However, if the weather or other conditions prevent a landing in Florida, the shuttle could be diverted to the primary back-up landing site at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

  • Robert Dale Reed, aerospace engineer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. NASA Photo: EC98-44606-1.

    Noted NASA Aeronautics Researcher Dale Reed Dies

    Robert Dale Reed, a distinguished NASA aeronautics researcher who pioneered Lifting Body and remotely piloted research aircraft programs at the Dryden Flight Research Center in the 1960s and 70s has died.

  • APV-3 aircraft flown in the joint Ames-Dryden Experiment flares

    New Flight Software Allows UAVs To Team Up For Virtual Fire Experiment

    The old saying, "birds of a feather, flock together," can now be applied to a couple of small uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) flown in a NASA research experiment using principles derived from studies of fish and bird motions to simultaneously guide them around obstacles.

  • NASA's Active Aeroelastic Wing F/A-18 resumed flight tests in the second phase of the program at the Dryden Flight Research Center in early December 2004.

    NASA Flight Tests Validate Active Aeroelastic Wing Design Concept

    A flight research project that put a 21st century twist on a century-old technology -- a high-tech derivative of the Wright brothers' wing-warping method of controlling an aircraft's turning ability -- can be summed up in two words: "It works!"

  • Laurie Marshall, aerospace engineer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. NASA Photo: EC05-0053-1.

    NASA Dryden Engineer Wins Prestigious Engineering Award

    The National Society of Black Engineers will honor NASA aeronautical engineer Laurie Marshall with the 2005 Golden Torch Award for Outstanding Woman in Technology of the Year.

  • U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye

    Navy E-2C Hawkeye Undergoes Major Loads Tests at NASA Dryden

    A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye, a carrier-based electronics aircraft that serves as the eyes and ears of carrier battle groups, recently underwent structural loads tests at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Flight Loads Laboratory to determine if increasing the aircraft's gross weight will affect its performance.

  • NACA and NASA logos

    NASA Celebrates 90 Years Of Aeronautics Excellence

    On March 3, NASA marked the 90th anniversary of its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and the achievements of nearly a century of work in NASA's keystone discipline, aeronautics.

  • All six divots of thermal insulation foam have been ejected from the flight test fixture on NASA's F-15B testbed.

    Space Shuttle Return To Flight Gets A "LIFT" From NASA Dryden F-15B

    To help the Space Shuttle safely return to flight, NASA engineers are acquiring data on how insulating foam debris or "divots" behave when these small pieces are shed from the Shuttle's external fuel tank during launch.

  • Pilot Gordon Fullerton taxies NASA Dryden's

    T-38 Supersonic Trainer Jet Gets New Home

    A sleek, supersonic T-38 trainer jet is taxied into the parking ramp at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center by Dryden's chief pilot Gordon Fullerton.

  • NASA's Airborne Science Dc-8, displaying new colors in a check flight Feb. 34, 2004 over the Dryden Flight Research Center.

    International Science Team Measures Arctic's Atmosphere

    An international team of scientists aboard NASA's DC-8 Flying Laboratory recently completed a three-week mission to improve modeling of global scale air quality and climate change predictions. The Polar Aura Validation Experiment (PAVE) took high quality measurements of the arctic region's atmosphere and gathered information to validate data from NASA's Aura satellite.

  • F-104 Starfighter in flight

    NASA's Starfighters

    With a name like Starfighter, F-104s were destined to serve NASA in the extreme regime of high-speed flight research.

  • Scott Bartel of Blacksky Corp. and Trong Bui, principal investigator for the aerospace rocket experiment at NASA Dryden, install the rocket data acquisition system into the first of two solid-fueled aerospike research rockets flown in March 2004.

    Vietnamese Immigrant's Dreams Find Reality As A NASA Aerospace Engineer

    Conducting mock dogfights with neighborhood friends on bicycles as the children pretended they were flying jet fighters was one of Trong Bui's memories from his childhood in Vietnam.

  • The 5 KW, state-of-the-art solar demonstration site at NASA Dryden is validating earthly use of solar cells developed for NASA's Helios solar-electric aircraft.

    Solar Array Demonstrates Commercial Potential at NASA Dryden

    A state-of-the-art solar array is providing a unique opportunity to demonstrate the latest in high-efficiency solar cells available for terrestrial use at a demonstration site at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

  • Edwards Middle School teachers (clockwise from lower left) Terri Hyatte, Jennie Sparks, Barry Conforti, Chris Richards and Jay Blank examine a high-altitude pressure suit during their tour of NASA Dryden.

    NASA Explorer School Teachers Visit Dryden Flight Research Center

    Teachers from Edwards Middle School, a NASA Explorer School at Edwards Air Force Base, recently toured NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

  • NASA's Airborne Science DC-8, displaying new colors in a check flight Feb. 24, 2004, over the Dryden Flight Research Center.

    2004: A Year of Significant Milestones at NASA Dryden

    As 2004 drew to a close, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base looked back on a year of challenge and accomplishment in its role of NASA's lead center for atmospheric flight research.

  • NASA's B-52B launch aircraft takes off carrying the third X-43A hypersonic research vehicle

    NASA's Famed B-52B "Mothership" Retirement

    The end of an era in aerospace history was marked Friday, Dec. 17, when NASA retired its venerable B-52B "mothership" heavy-lift launch aircraft.

  • The DC-8 - bearing its Dryden paint scheme - flies a mission in 2004. The research aircraft recently returned from a mission in Alaska.

    DC-8 completes Alaskan mission

    NASA's DC-8 traveled to frosty Alaska in November to study active volcanoes, the Hubbard glacier, forests and sea ice. Using the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AirSAR), digital elevation models were taken that will allow scientists to evaluate landscape changes and assess volcanic hazards.

  • In the event of a chemical spill, ChemSecure allows an emergency responder to receive critical first response information.

    NASA Dryden Deploys "ChemSecure" Hazmat Management System

    Dryden is implementing an extensive wireless, sensor-based system aimed at improving the management of hazardous materials.