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

[ Watch The Video: Structural Loads Tests Conducted For ACTE Flight Research On NASA G-III ] Alan Brown, Public Affairs, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center From mid-1979 to January 1983, two remotely piloted, experimental Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology (HiMAT) aircraft were flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center – now the Armstrong Flight Research Center -- at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to develop high-performance fighter technologies that would be applied to...

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 Research Center, on Tuesday, May 13 at the center's campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The renaming ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT in Hangar 4802. It is expected to include comments from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden,...

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

NASA 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. The agency's center of excellence for atmospheric flight research is being renamed in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong, a former research test pilot at the center and the first man to step on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The late Hugh L. Dryden,...

2014-02-28 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The agency's center of excellence for atmospheric flight research is being renamed in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong, a former research test pilot at the center and...

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

Jim Banke - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA 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. A pair of the Grumman-built X-29A experimental aircraft flew 436 times between December 1984 and August 1992, with all but 14 of those trips into the air...

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

[ Watch the Video: Looking Back At NASA's Retired F-104 Jet ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Twenty years ago, NASA’s F-104 jet made its final flight over the space agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center. During that flight, NASA research pilot Tom McMurtry took the F-104 from the Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, which Dryden shares. “At the last moment, he switched on the fuel flow to the afterburner and a vapor trail of fuel streamed out...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center is being renamed after the first man to walk on the moon. President Barack Obama has signed the congressional resolution known as HR 667, renaming Dryden to the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center. This resolution also means that Dryden's Western Aeronautical Test Range will be renamed as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range. “Both Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong are...

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

NASA 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. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center celebrated the 60th anniversary of the milestone Nov. 20 during colloquium presentations by Dr. Richard P. Hallion, a research associate in aeronautics for the...

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

NASA Raise your hand if, in a math class, you ever said, "When will I ever use this in my life?" Four young engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., can answer that question: They 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. Marshall's Eric Gilligan and Tannen VanZwieten; Jeb Orr, a Draper Laboratory employee;...

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

NASA 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. Museum staff and volunteers moved the Northrop X-4 Bantam and one of two General Dynamics F-16XL aircraft to the exhibit area on Aug. 9, 2013, and days later accepted the Boeing X-48C Hybrid/Blended Wing Body on loan while Boeing, NASA Dryden and the Air...


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