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  • Students from the U.S. and Jakarta spoke to each other via DLN about interests and activities and found they have much in common.

    U.S. and Indonesian Students Exchange Ideas

    Indonesia's national motto is "Unity in diversity." Among ways of putting so broad a concept into perspective, few may be more effective than observing a meeting of teenage minds, as the Dryden education office discovered in an April 19 distance-learning event linking teens in Palmdale and Jakarta.

  • Jennifer Martin

    Martin Saves a Life With Quick, Decisive Action

    A routine drive to the office turned out to be anything but when a Dryden employee encountered an emergency April 13.

  • An F/A-18 aircraft monitors the flight of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy as it successfully completes another test flight.

    Next Up - First Light

    Scientists and technicians are preparing the long-awaited Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy for a flight to validate and verify its science capabilities, during which the world's largest airborne telescope will make its first in-flight infrared observations.

  • The Global Hawk is pictured over the high desert.

    Global Hawk Team Illustrates The Look of Future Missions

    NASA's Global Hawk flew a number of key milestones in April, including three flights that culminated in its longest science mission to date - a 28-hour, 36-minute flight to the Arctic on April 23-24.

  • At the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, technicians position the boilerplate crew module on the launch pad March 23 in preparation for the Pad Abort-1 flight test.

    Countdown! - Pad Abort 1 Nearly Ready

    NASA's latest flight test for future human space exploration, the Launch Abort System Pad Abort 1, or PA-1, test is set for May 6 at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.

  • Concrete pump during construction at Dryden..

    Construction Continues

    Construction continues for Dryden's new Consolidated Information Technology Center, a 22,000-square-foot facility located next to the existing Data Analysis Facility.

  • A Dryden employee tried a helmet on a student at West Boron Elementary School.

    Career Day

    West Boron Elementary School students learned about career possibilities on March 12 when Dryden staff members volunteered to tell students about their jobs and showcase the diversity of the NASA workforce.

  • X-48B successfully completes its 76th mission.

    BWB Flies 76th Sortie

    X-48B successfully completes its 76th mission. Two more flights are remaining in the original X-48 program.

  • X-48C with crew

    Proposed NASA Budget Up

    Dryden officials spoke to reporters and Dryden staff in two separate events in February about President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA and early indications of how that will translate at the NASA center.

  • Frank Batteas, right, presents Bill Brockett with an award for exceptional leadership in the Airborne Sciences program.

    Brockett Wins Leadership Award

    NASA Airborne Science program officials recently honored Dryden pilot Bill Brockett with an Honor Award for Leadership for his role in providing flight capabilities for the Earth science community for more than 22 years.

  • Center Director David McBride

    New Dryden Director: Administrator Bolden Selects David McBride

    When David McBride answered the phone on Jan. 3, he received some welcome news. On the other end of the line was NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, who informed McBride that he was Dryden's new director.

  • SOFIA in flight with chase plane over California desert

    Back To Flight: The SOFIA Flies And Is Poised To Reach Milestone

    NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, took to the air for the second time in less than a week Dec. 14 for the first flight tests with both the internal and external doors that cover its large infrared telescope opened.

  • NASA oficials unveil a new portrait of Apollo 11 astronaut and former Dryden research pilot Neil Armstrong.

    Bolden Visits Dryden

    NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden thanked Dryden employees for their work and asked for ideas and patience in helping NASA reach even greater heights.

  • The ceremonial first shovels full of dirt for the new Dryden Consolidated Information Technology Center are dug.

    Breaking Ground

    Groundbreaking ceremonies Oct. 14 marked shovelfuls of progress toward construction of a new Dryden Consolidated Information Technology Center.

  • More than 64,000 visitors thronged the Edwards flightline for the base's 2006 open house.

    Edward's Open House is Oct. 17

    Following a three-year hiatus, the Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Airshow returns Oct. 17.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery rolls out on Runway 22L after landing at Edwards Air Force Base to conclude mission STS-128 to the International Space Station.

    Discovery Returns: Weather Brings Orbiter Here For First Time Since 2005

    Preparations continued following Space Shuttle Discovery's landing at Edwards Air Force Base on Sept. 11 to return the orbiter to Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

  • NASA Deputy Administrtor Lori Garver, second from right, spoke to Dryden student workers and new employees to gain insight into how young people think.

    Pulse Of The Youth: Garver Talks With Dryden Students and New Employees

    NASA officials aren't just talking about attracting next-generation researchers. They are asking young people how to best communicate with a generation that has a number of ways to get its information and also how to retain enthusiastic recruits.

  • NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver

    Reason For Optimism

    NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver told Dryden employees at an all-hands meeting Aug. 27 that there is reason for optimism, and she wants to know what the barriers are to working on research to develop technologies that can be commercialized and that the U.S. needs to succeed.

  • Jennifer Cole, Drydens aerodynamics and propulsion branch chief

    Cole Defies Odds In Pursuing Her Dream

    Eighty-nine years after passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Dryden aerodynamics and propulsion branch chief Jennifer Cole was the keynote speaker at an Aug. 27 event marking Women's Equality Day.

  • The last flight crews to fly the storied SR-71 were from Dryden.

    Flight Of The NASA Blackbird

    It has been about 10 years since Rogers Smith and Bob Meyer made the last flight of the storied Blackbirds when the SR-71 wowed a crowd attending the Edwards Air Force Base open house in October 1999.