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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.

Citizen Astronauts Pass Training
2013-09-09 13:21:16

Four citizen-astronaut candidates have completed training with flying colors, setting themselves up to fly aboard the XCOR Lynx spacecraft one day under the Citizens in Space program.

CubeSats Soar In High-Altitude Demonstration Over The California Desert
2013-06-19 11:07:35

Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]