The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy showed with its first three science flights that the airborne observatory is ready to deliver world-class astronomical data.
A NASA DC-8 crew is preparing for a mission that continues the most extensive airborne survey ever made of Earth's polar ice.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations.
The average person is aware that NASA is legendary for its work in space, such as the Apollo 11 mission that featured the first steps on the lunar surface by astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969. In 2009, NASA celebrated the 40th anniversary of that event that still inspires people around the world.
At an event featuring hot air balloons, NASA appropriately has an F/A-18 half-scale blow-up model airplane that makes the way to the agency's exhibit more obvious.
Aeronautics can seem like such heady stuff, but NASA staff members at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta used a tool to bring some sky-high concepts down to Earth for Fiesta visitors.
NASA Dryden photographer Tom Tschida experienced a unique initiation after his first ride in a hot air balloon at the 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
In presentations at four Albuquerque schools and another for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in October detailing NASA's high-altitude flight suits, one theme was consistent - enthusiasm for aeronautics.
A critical role will be filled in NASA Earth and space science when the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., is fully operational.
The size of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility is daunting from the outside and the expanse of hangar space is no less impressive inside.
Here are some thoughts and reactions by people who have worked with Center.
A listing of Dryden organizations, contractors and general contractors who have contributed to the successful completion of the DAOF facility.
Center Director Kevin L. Petersen sees progress, achievement and a bright future for Dryden.
Many brisk, dark mornings at the Albuquerque, N.M., International Balloon Fiesta transitioned to sunny ones as brightly colored hot air balloons ascended en masse to the skies.
If you saw a frosty beer followed by a pink elephant, blue dragon, an astronaut in a spacesuit, a flying cathedral and Darth Vader, you might think you've been working too hard and need a vacation.
How cool is NASA when students in two fifth grade classes forgo recess to ask more questions?
NASA's centers individually and in combination have developed technology that has had big impacts on general aviation, commercial and military aircraft.
Guiding a mission remotely from a ground cockpit without the feel, smells and sounds of a traditional aircraft and the environment in which it flies is a challenge routinely tackled by Dryden Ikhana pilots Herman Posada and Mark Pestana.
The Ikhana project's new manager has a special appreciation for the unique aircraft's potential.
Meeting complex requirements for the Ikhana to enter the national airspace, where piloted aircraft fly, has become Greg Buoni's area of expertise.