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  • 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.