It was Aerospace Appreciation Night Aug. 9 at the Lancaster JetHawks nest at Clear Channel Stadium and Dryden legend Bill Dana was the featured honoree.
Vladimir Titov, the only living individual to have survived a spacecraft's abort on the launch pad, visited Dryden July 16 to speak about his experiences and view the center's work on the Orion Flight Test crew module, known as Pad Abort 1.
When Paul Reukauf retired from Dryden recently, he had accumulated four decades of experience in aerospace. Woven among more than 20 years of cumulative service with NASA were 17 years working with several private sector companies, all of which kept him near Edwards Air Force Base.
Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research mission directorate, told Dryden employees March 12 at an all-hands meeting that a solid plan is in place for NASA aeronautics.
Mayor Jim Ledford and representatives of the City of Palmdale visited the Dryden Operations Aircraft Facility Feb. 19 to learn more about their new NASA neighbors.
The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center has sponsored several high school robotics teams, beginning with one at Lancaster High School in 2000.
A Dryden C-140 JetStar recently refurbished by the City of Palmdale is on display at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark adjacent to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale.
Larry Schilling, Dryden's associate center director for operations, an architect of Dryden's digital real-time simulation capability and a driving force in establishing key Dryden infrastructure, has retired, concluding a 31-year career.