Achievements of the pioneering high-risk, low-cost M2-F1 and follow-on lifting bodies will be the foundation for upcoming Dream Chaser flight tests.
The Autonomous Modular Sensor, flight-validated at Dryden on NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft in 2007-2009, will be used by the U.S. Forest Service.
JPL's UAVSAR instrument carried on Dryden's C-20A showcases its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during month-long expedition.
Modifications continue to support the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project, a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.
80-second flight ascends more than 1,600 feet above ground, moves almost 1,000 feet horizontally before landing on target at Mojave Air & Space Port.
NASA historian Peter Merlin's new book details causes, consequences and corrective actions related to unmanned aircraft accidents.
NASA Dryden's heritage of research and operation of unmanned aircraft from 1969 to the present is highlighted in this new fast-paced music video.
NASA's unique Super Guppy transport plane swallows two NASA T-38 aircraft whole on NASA Dryden's back ramp, ferries them to El Paso for disassembly.
The technology to make way for that possibility while making current aircraft systems safer and more reliable is underway today at NASA Dryden.
New quality assurance process and tools are designed to catch counterfeit or sub-standard parts before they put aircraft and flight crews at risk.