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NASA Aircraft Concludes Ground Validation And Hydrology Campaign
2014-06-19 03:52:05

NASA A NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft concluded its participation June 16 in a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of precipitation over mountainous terrain. The Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment, or IPHEx, field campaign is part of the ground validation effort for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, an international satellite mission led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. GPM's Core Observatory launched Feb. 27, 2014, to...

CIA Declassifies Area 51 As Top Secret Spy Plane Testing Site
2013-08-16 11:25:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are into conspiracy theories then you may very well be interested in this following tidbit of information. It seems the government, namely the CIA, has released new declassified documents acknowledging the existence of Area 51. Area 51 has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades, with reports the government has been working on top-secret alien technology and has even been in contact with otherworldly beings at...

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...

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...

2011-01-18 10:18:19

Employees at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., must have been surprised last November to see a late-model Dodge Charger chasing a NASA aircraft down the runway. Looking closer, they saw that the white sedan with blue trim was clearly marked as a NASA vehicle equipped with emergency light bar affixed to the roof and NASA logos all around. The aircraft is a NASA ER-2, a civilian version of the Air Force's high-altitude U-2S. Based at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale,...

2010-02-22 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded the Air Force Association's Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellowship for contributions in the field of airborne reconnaissance. Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems President Lynn Dugle accepted the award at the Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition gala dinner Feb. 19 in Orlando, Fla. Presented by the Central Florida Chapter of the AFA, the fellowship this year "Salutes aerial...

2008-06-19 15:00:05

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Beth Hagenauer of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, +1- 661-276-7960, beth.hagenauer@nasa.gov, or Robin Croft of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., +1-650-604-6787, deborah.r.croft@nasa.gov PALMDALE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and scientists from the California Air Resources Board are conducting a series of research flights this month that are examining the atmosphere over the state to better understand the chemical...

2006-06-26 01:20:00

SEOUL -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed an updated version of its U-2 spy plane in South Korea, but a military official said on Monday the move was previously planned and not related to a possible North Korean missile launch. In recent days, U.S. officials have said evidence such as photographs from spy satellites indicated that North Korea might be preparing to test launch a long-range missile. Washington and others have warned Pyongyang that such a launch would pose a grave danger to...

2005-08-01 00:50:00

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- As the matt-black U-2 spy plane approaches, a sports car surges on to the runway and gives chase. Within seconds, the car is right behind the glider-winged, Pinocchio-nosed jet, which seems to fill the windshield as it edges toward the ground. "Four ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... nice job," the driver intones over a handset, guiding the pilot down while steering the sleek blue car one-handed at up to 130 mph (210 kph). "Welcome back." It all sounds -- and feels --...

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