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NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core
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NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners —…

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Aviary: A New NASA Software Platform for Aircraft Modelling
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NASA has created a new digital modelling tool for aeronautical engineers to innovate new aircraft designs, building on decades of…

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NASA’s X-59 Passes Milestone Toward Safe First Flight 
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NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of…

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ARMD Solicitations
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This ARMD solicitations page compiles the opportunities to collaborate with NASA’s aeronautical innovators and/or contribute to their research to enable…

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NASA Uses Small Engine to Enhance Sustainable Jet Research
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Located inside a high-tech NASA laboratory in Cleveland is something you could almost miss at first glance: a small-scale, fully…

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NASA, FAA Partner to Develop New Wildland Fire Technologies 
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NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have established a research transition team to guide the development of wildland fire…

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NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry
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Several air taxi companies are using a NASA-developed computer software tool to predict aircraft noise and aerodynamic performance. This tool…

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NASA Armstrong Updates 1960s Concept to Study Giant Planets
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NASA researchers are looking at the possibility of using a wingless, unpowered aircraft design from the 1960s to gather atmospheric…

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NASA to Highlight Artemis, US Space Leadership During Annual Address
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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will discuss the agency’s goals for the benefit of humanity during the annual State of NASA…

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New Look at NASA, Boeing Sustainable Experimental Airliner 
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As NASA and Boeing enter the early stages of producing the X-66, the first X-plane specifically focused on helping the…

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2023 Associate Administrator Awards Honorees
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The ARMD 2023 Associate Administrator Awards were presented to NASA employees, contractors, and students or interns who distinguished themselves, either…

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NASA Grants to Engage Students in Quiet Supersonic Community Overflight
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NASA has issued new grants to five universities to help develop education plans for the community overflight phase of the…

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2024 Dream with Us Design Challenge
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Virtual Recognition Ceremony Join the Dream with Us Recognition Ceremony to celebrate the students dreaming with NASA about the future…

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NASA Instruments Will Listen for Supersonic X-59’s Quiet ‘Thump’
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NASA’s X-59 experimental aircraft is unique – it’s designed to fly faster than the speed of sound, but without causing…

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Math, Mentorship, Motherhood: Behind the Scenes with NASA Engineers
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Engineering is a huge field with endless applications. From aerospace to ergonomics, engineers play an important role in designing, building,…

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NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research
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NASA has selected another five university teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges that could help transform flight in…

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NASA Leader Casey Swails Learns About Wildfire Work at NASA Ames
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NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Casey Swails views a demonstration on screen in the Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA’s Ames Research…

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NASA Releases STEM Toolkit for Advanced Air Mobility
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NASA Aeronautics has released a new STEM toolkit focusing on Advanced Air Mobility for educators and students of all ages.…

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NASA Awards Contract for Aviation, Railroad Safety Reporting Systems
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NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Virginia, for the maintenance and operation of incident…

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NASA, Lockheed Martin Reveal X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft
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NASA and Lockheed Martin formally debuted the agency’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft Friday. Using this one-of-a-kind experimental airplane, NASA aims…

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NASA’s X-59 Rollout Embodies Aeronautical Tradition
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Lee esta historia en español aquí. NASA’s X-59 aircraft is heading out of the hangar – preparing to embark on…

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NASA Armstrong Builds Model Wing to Help Advance Unique Design
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German Escobar works on a model aircraft wing structure that has two long sides and bars in between, which resembles…

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NASA Invites You to X-59 Rollout Watch Party
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It’s almost time for NASA’s supersonic X-59 airplane to make its red, white, and blue public debut, and you’re invited…

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NASA Flies Drones Autonomously for Air Taxi Research
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Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia recently flew multiple drones beyond visual line of sight with no…

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NASA, Joby Pave the Way for Air Taxis in Busy Airports
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Researchers are one step closer to integrating air taxis and other electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles into the…

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Aero Engineer Brings NASA into Hawaii’s Classrooms
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The field of aerial vehicle autonomy focuses on self-reliance, building the flight equivalent of puppets without puppeteers. Behind the scenes,…

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NASA Selects Awardees for New Aviation Maintenance Challenge
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NASA has selected three university-led teams for the first round of a new technical challenge pursuing innovative aviation maintenance practices.…

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NASA’s X-59 Goes from Green to Red, White, and Blue
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NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft continues to make progress, most recently moving to the paint barn at Lockheed Martin Skunk…

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NASA Completes Key Step in Aviation Safety Research
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NASA’s aeronautical innovators have completed a significant step in their pursuit of safer, more efficient aviation technologies that spot hazards…

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NASA, Partners Explore Sustainable Fuel’s Effects on Aircraft Contrails
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Contrails, the lines of clouds from high-flying aircraft that crisscross the skies, are familiar sights, but they may have an…

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