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Airborne Campaign Is Preparing To Probe Pollution-Climate Link
2013-07-26 13:39:33

NASA The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on two of the agency's specialized science aircraft that will begin a major NASA airborne science campaign in early August. Technicians and maintenance personnel at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., weigh, install, check, remove and reinstall the instruments prior to...

NASA, Northrop Grumman Extend Partnership For Science
2013-05-30 09:24:17

NASA NASA´s Dryden Flight Research Center and the Northrop Grumman Corporation have extended a no-cost agreement that enables NASA's Science Mission Directorate to conduct Earth science research with the Northrop Grumman-developed RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. The original five-year Space Act Agreement has been extended for an additional five years through April 30, 2018. Under the original agreement that was effective May 1, 2008, NASA and Northrop Grumman returned...

2012-12-07 16:09:55

NASA is inviting media to look behind-the-scenes at several active Earth science missions that will take to the air next month to study climate change and air pollution. These airborne missions are all based at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California. On Jan. 25, journalists will have the opportunity to meet with mission scientists to find out how they are using airborne instruments in conjunction with satellite observations to advance our understanding of complex Earth...

2012-12-06 16:12:31

NASA is inviting social media followers for a behind-the-scenes look at several airborne Earth science missions during an event Jan. 25 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Social media users may apply for credentials to meet scientists and learn how they study the Earth using specialized science instruments on a unique fleet of aircraft. Three major Earth science missions that will be airborne studying air pollution and climate change next month will be featured....

Unmanned Aircraft To Study Hurricanes
2012-06-04 04:43:33

Beginning this summer and over the next several years, NASA will be sending unmanned aircraft dubbed "severe storm sentinels" above stormy skies to help researchers and forecasters uncover information about hurricane formation and intensity changes. Several NASA centers are joining federal and university partners in the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission targeted to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic...

NASA Science Aircraft To Travel The Globe In 2012
2012-02-14 04:49:51

With missions scheduled throughout the year, 2012 is shaping up to be an extraordinary time for NASA´s Airborne Science Program and Earth system science research. Multiple aircraft and specialized instruments will operate in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America this year in support of studies conducted by NASA and the Earth science community, improving scientists' understanding of our planet. The program maintains a fleet of highly modified aircraft and specialized...

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2011-04-06 11:04:50

This week marks the first anniversary of the NASA Global Hawk project's initial science mission. On April 7, 2010, Global Hawk No. 872 took off from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for its first science foray over the Pacific Ocean in the Global Hawk Pacific 2010 - or GloPac - science campaign. Since that first science flight a year ago, NASA's Global Hawks have flown 12 science missions totaling 330 flight hours. The aircraft traveled more than 107,000...

2009-07-23 16:57:00

EDWARDS, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a six-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in NASA's Earth Science research. The students represent 26 colleges and universities across the U.S. and nine foreign countries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Student Airborne Research program runs from July 6 to Aug. 14 in California. The program began...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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