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HiMAT subscale research aircraft
2014-06-13 03:00:08

From mid-1979 to January 1983, two remotely piloted, experimental Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology aircraft were flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center to develop high-performance fighter technologies that would be applied to later aircraft.

2014-03-31 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to a formal dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, formerly the Dryden Flight

dryden research center
2014-03-01 06:05:58

Two generations of aerospace engineering excellence will come together Saturday, March 1 when NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., is redesignated NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come.

NASA Retired Its F-104 20 Years Ago
2014-02-08 08:09:25

Twenty years ago, NASA’s F-104 jet made its final flight over the space agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center.

NASA's Dryden Facility Being Renamed After First Man On The Moon
2014-01-17 13:18:25

President Barack Obama has signed the congressional resolution known as HR 667, renaming Dryden Flight Research Center to the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.

60th Anniversary Of First Mach 2 Flight Celebrated By NASA Dryden
2013-11-26 12:44:34

Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base.

Algorithms Plus F/A-18 Jet Equal Vital Testing For SLS Flight Control System
2013-11-20 08:27:56

Young engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center are using math to develop algorithms, or complex step-by-step equations, that can make an F/A-18 fighter jet fly like the Space Launch System (SLS) -- NASA's next heavy-lift launch vehicle.

NASA Aircraft Placed On Display At Air Force Flight Test Museum
2013-11-04 09:12:04

Three unique research aircraft previously flown by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center or its predecessor organizations have recently been placed on display at the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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