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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...

100 Test Flights Completed By The X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft
2012-11-08 14:00:53

NASA The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights -- the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights. "Once again, working closely with...

NASA Dryden F/A-18 Will Be Chasing 'FaINT' Sonic Booms
2012-10-26 09:22:14

NASA´s Supersonics Project will embark on its latest effort to soften sonic booms when a NASA F/A-18 aircraft takes to the air in a project called Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, beginning in late October. As the latest in a continuing progression of NASA supersonics research projects aimed at reducing or mitigating the effect of sonic booms, FaINT is designed to enable engineers to better understand evanescent waves, an acoustic phenomenon that occurs at the...

2012-09-29 23:03:50

74 Arcata Associates Inc. employees on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract were recognized at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) 2012 Honor Awards ceremony on August 23, 2012. Edwards, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 On August 23, 2012, 74 Arcata Associates Inc. employees on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract were recognized at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) 2012 Honor Awards...

2012-09-20 23:03:17

Robert Downing, Arcata Associates Chief Engineer on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), was awarded a NASA Exceptional Service Medal at the DFRC Honor Awards ceremony on August 23, 2012. Edwards, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Robert Downing, Arcata Associates Chief Engineer on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), was...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Continues West From Houston To California
2012-09-20 06:39:49

[WATCH VIDEO] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Shuttle Endeavour will continue its journey across the US today (September 20), departing Houston at about 7 a.m. (8 a.m. EDT) atop its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). Today´s flight will take Endeavour to Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California, due to arrive around Noon. After this morning´s departure, Endeavour is planned to make low flyovers of Clear Lake and NASA´s Johnson...

Endeavour Shuttle Ferry Postponed Due To Inclement Weather Forecast
2012-09-18 07:09:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED September 18, 2012 NASA´s retired Space Shuttle Endeavour will take a final tour across the US from Florida to the California Science Center in Los Angeles piggybacking a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). The flight, which was scheduled to begin Monday (September 17), has been postponed until Wednesday (September 19) due to inclement weather. To ensure a safe flight for the shuttle and its...


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