Dryden Flight Research Center
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As 2004 drew to a close, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base looked back on a year of challenge and accomplishment in its role of NASA's lead center for atmospheric flight research.
The end of an era in aerospace history was marked Friday, Dec. 17, when NASA retired its venerable B-52B "mothership" heavy-lift launch aircraft.
Having dropped advanced flight research vehicles rather than bombs over an illustrious career spanning nearly a half century, NASA's B-52B "mothership" air-launch aircraft is being retired.
Dryden is implementing an extensive wireless, sensor-based system aimed at improving the management of hazardous materials.
Kerisha Schultz was recently named the recipient of the Joseph A. Walker Memorial Scholarship.
Newest astronaut candidates energized by visit to NASA Dryden.
As a young student one of Laurie Marshall's first science experiments was observing the moon throughout the night. The experience convinced her it would be a great adventure to be a part of space exploration.
NASA's X-43A research vehicle screamed into the record books again Tuesday, demonstrating an air-breathing engine can fly at nearly 10 times the speed of sound.
The X-43A research mission intended to reach Mach 10 today was postponed, and may be rescheduled for the same time tomorrow.
The final flight of NASA's X-43A hypersonic research aircraft is still on schedule for Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, weather permitting.
NASA's high-risk, high-payoff Hyper-X Program is ready to attempt its greatest challenge yet -- flying a "scramjet"-powered X-43A research vehicle at nearly 10 times the speed of sound.
Due to weather concerns and scheduling conflicts for use of the U.S. Navy's test range off the Southern California coast, the final flight of NASA's X-43A hypersonic research aircraft has been rescheduled for no earlier than Monday, Nov. 15.
Due to weather concerns and scheduling conflicts for use of the U.S. Navy's test range off the Southern California coast, the third and final flight of the X-43A hypersonic research aircraft from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has been rescheduled for no earlier than Monday, Nov. 15.
A news media briefing to discuss the upcoming final X-43A hypersonic research flight is planned for Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 10 a.m. PST at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television.
NASA aeronautics researchers are looking to conduct the final research flight of the hypersonic X-43A technology demonstration aircraft in early to mid-November, following review of data collected during a 'captive carry' dress rehearsal mission in late September.
X-43A STATUS UPDATE: Captive Carry Rehearsal Flight Successful; Mach 10 Free Flight Next September 28, 2004 Release: 04-49 NASA aeronautics researchers are looking forward to flying the X-43A research aircraft at speeds up to 10 times the speed of sound later this fall, following a successful "captive carry" dress rehearsal flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Sept.
NASA and AeroVironment, Inc., are joining forces again to conduct a new series of research flights by the solar-electric Pathfinder-Plus flying wing this fall at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
X-43A Status Update: Captive Carry Rehearsal Flight Set for Sept. 27 September 22, 2004 Release: 04-47 The captive carry flight of NASA's X-43A hypersonic research aircraft originally scheduled earlier this month has been reset for Sept.
Alaskan Volcanoes and Glacier Focus of NASA Science Mission September 21, 2004 Release: 04-46 Seven active Alaskan volcanoes are being studied in an airborne campaign this week by NASA and university scientists to gather data to evaluate volcanic hazards.
X-43A Status Update: Captive Carry Rehearsal Flight Postponed September 10, 2004 Release: 04-45 The captive carry flight of NASA’s X-43A hypersonic research aircraft scheduled for Sept.
Captive Carry Test Prepares For Next X-43A / Hyper-X Flight September 2, 2004 Release: 04-43 --NASA-- Note to Editors: Only days after Guinness World Records certified the prior flight of NASA's X-43A hypersonic technology demonstrator aircraft as a world speed record, a full-scale dress rehearsal for the last and even faster flight of the small unpiloted research aircraft is tentatively scheduled to occur on Tuesday, Sept.
NASA Releases Helios Prototype Aircraft Mishap Report September 3, 2004 Release: 04-42 NASA Headquarters Release Number: HQ 04-283 The board that investigated the loss of the remotely operated Helios Prototype aircraft during a test flight last summer released its final report today.
Guinness World Records Recognizes NASA X-43A Speed Record August 30, 2004 Release: 04-41 Guinness World Records has recognized the world speed record set by NASA's hypersonic X-43A aircraft in an experimental flight over the Pacific Ocean earlier this year.
NASA Research Pilot / Astronaut Gets Own "Bobblehead" Doll Likeness August 16, 2004 Release: 04-39P Version NASA research pilot and former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, along with the late California state senator and record-setting test pilot William J.
NASA Dryden's ER-2 Collects Soil Moisture Data Over the O.K. Corral August 6, 2004 Release: 04-38 Tombstone, Ariz., is a dusty place known for Wyatt Earp's famous 1881 "Gunfight at the O.K.
NASA Celebrates Air and Space at EAA Airventure 2004 July 23, 2004 Release: 04-37 NASA will present its accomplishments in aeronautics and space to the public next week at the EAA AirVenture 2004 in Oshkosh, Wis.
Summer isn't Dull for "Sharp" Students at NASA Dryden July 23, 2004 Release: 04-36 Lucia Miranda, a senior at Paraclete High School in Quartz Hill, knew only the basics of home computer use when she began her summer internship trouble-shooting computers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base.
Memoirs Of Retired Dryden Chief Scientist Ken Iliff Published July 22, 2004 Release: 04-35P Kenneth W. Iliff, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's former chief scientist, visited the center on Tuesday, July 20, to sign his recently published memoir "From Runway to Orbit: Reflections of a NASA Engineer." The book chronicles Iliff's 40-year NASA career, interweaving personal anecdotes with broad observations about the relationship between aeronautics and spaceflight.
Astronauts Used “Flying Bedsteads” to Practice Moon Landings on Earth July 19, 2004 Release: 04-34 After making the 240,000-mile journey to the moon cruising through open space, the last 300 feet down to landing represented the most difficult and dangerous part of the Apollo moon missions.
From the Mojave to the Moon: Neil Armstrong’s Early NASA Years July 16,2004 Release: 04-33 The B-29 mothership shuddered, and pilot Neil Armstrong, flying the airplane from the co-pilot's seat, glimpsed a bullet-shaped propeller hub shoot past the cockpit.
Three Dryden Flight Research Projects Win NASA Awards July 15, 2004 Release: 04-32 Three flight research projects involving NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have been cited in NASA's annual "Turning Goals Into Reality" awards program for their contributions toward advancing the technology of aeronautics.
Educators Apply Aero, Space Concepts to Curriculum at NASA Workshop July 2, 2004 Release: 04-31 Educators who are friends and family of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center employees learned how to apply aeronautics and space science concepts to their curriculums during a recent two-day workshop at the NASA aeronautics research facility in Southern California.
NASA'S INTEX Global Air Quality Mission Under Way June 28, 2004 Release: 04-30 Printer Friendly Version NASA and other U.S. and international agencies will measure the movements of pollution around the globe this summer as part of a combined air quality and climate study.
Hundreds of Youths Tour NASA Dryden on Take Your Children to Work Day June 23, 2004 Release: 04-29P More than 300 youths whose parents or guardians are employed at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center toured some of the center's unique aircraft and research facilities on Tuesday, June 22 during "Take Your Children to Work Day" at the local NASA field center.
Hundreds of Youths Tour NASA Dryden on Take Your Children to Work Day June 23, 2004 Release: 04-29 More than 300 youths whose parents or guardians are employed at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center toured some of the center's unique aircraft and research facilities on Tuesday, June 22 during "Take Your Children to Work Day" at the local NASA field center.
NASA NAMES NEW FLIGHT CENTER DEPUTY DIRECTOR June 10, 2004 Release: 04-28 Kevin Petersen, Director, Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Edwards, Calif., today named Steven Schmidt as Deputy Director.
NASA-Industry Alliance Initiates UAV National Airspace Access Project May 20, 2004 Release: 04-27 A new NASA-led project intended to eventually enable remotely or autonomously operated aircraft to fly safely and routinely with other aircraft within the national airspace system is being initiated this month.
Media Briefing on NASA-Led UAV National Airspace Access Project Slated May 17, 2004 Release: 04-26 A media briefing on the initiation of a new NASA-led project designed to enable remotely or autonomously operated aircraft to fly safely and routinely with other aircraft within the national airspace system is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, at the Antelope Valley Inn convention center, 44055 Sierra Highway in Lancaster.
Dryden Videographer Wins Major NASA Video Award April 22, 2004 Release: 04-24 A videographer from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has won the aerospace agency's highest award for documentation videography for 2003.
Aerospike Engine Flight Test Successful April 19, 2004 Release: 04-23 NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), and Blacksky Corporation joined forces on the prairie lands of West Texas recently to fly small aerospike rocket nozzles.
AIAA Honors NASA Dryden, Navair Engineers for Best Research Paper April 20, 2004 Release: 04-22 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has honored three aerospace engineers, two from NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and the third from the Navy's Air Systems Command, for presenting the best technical report at this year's AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference.
NASA's X-43A Flight Results in Treasure Trove of Data April 7, 2004 Release: 04-20 NASA's extremely successful X-43A hypersonic research aircraft flight of March 27, 2004, resulted in a treasure trove of the first actual scramjet flight data ever obtained.
NASA Officials to Share Space Vision With Local Middle School Youth April 6, 2004 Release: 04-18 NASA representatives will visit two local middle schools this month *to share the agency’s vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.
Dryden Nominees Win Three out of Four NASA Safety Awards April 5, 2004 Release: 04-17 NASA has recognized three individuals with one of its highest safety awards for contributing to the safe operations and maintenance of NASA Dryden Flight Research Centers’ one-of-a-kind and modified research aircraft, such as the DC-8 atmospheric experiments plane and the legendary B-52B mothership.
NASA's X-43A Proves Hypersonic Scramjet Flight March 27, 2004 Release: NASA's second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft flew successfully today, the first time an airbreathing scramjet powered aircraft has flown freely.
X-43A Pre-Mission Press Conference Replayed On NASA TV March 24, 2004 Release: --NASA-- Note to Editors: The X-43A pre-mission press conference will be replayed on NASA TV at 5 p.m., PST, and again at 7 p.m., PST this evening.
NASA's X-43A Hypersonic Aircraft Ready For Flight March 24, 2004 Release: NASA has set Saturday, March 27, for the flight of its experimental X-43A hypersonic research aircraft.
Press Conference for Upcoming HYPER-X Flight Scheduled March 17, 2004 Release: --NASA-- Note to Editors: A news media briefing to outline plans for the upcoming X-43A flight is set for Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m.
Sonic Boom Modification May Lead to New Era March 9, 2004 Release: 04-10 NASA and Northrop Grumman Corp. recently continued the quest to reduce the intensity of sonic booms by completing the collection of the largest set of sonic boom data recorded in 20 years.
NASA Embarks on a Sweeping Airborne Science Expedition March 3, 2004 Release: 04-09 An international team of scientists from NASA and other research institutions has embarked on a three-week expedition of discovery that will take them from the lush, dense rain forests of Central America to the frigid isolation of Antarctica.
NASA Dryden Computer Engineer Honored with Technology Award February 19, 2004 Release: 04-07 Byron L. Simpson Jr., a software engineer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., will be honored for his outstanding achievement in technology this Friday, Feb.
X-43A Flight Delayed February 17, 2004 Release: 04-06 The flight of NASA's X-43A has been postponed, due to an incident with the rudder actuator on the booster. On Feb 11, during setup at Orbital Sciences Corporation for testing of the rudder and its actuator, an anomaly caused the actuator to go hard over and hit its mechanical stop, exceeding the torque to which the units were qualified.
Dress Rehearsal Flight of X-43A Successful; Hyper-X Free Flight Soon January 27, 2004 Release: 04-03 The NASA X-43A hypersonic research vehicle and its Pegasus booster rocket, mounted beneath the wing of their B-52 mother ship, had a successful captive-carry flight Jan.
Captive Carry Test Prepares NASA for Next Hyper-X Flight January 22, 2004 Release: 04-02 The second of three unpiloted X-43A vehicles in NASA's Hyper-X program is being prepared for a no earlier than Jan 24, 2004, captive carry flight, which is the dress rehearsal for its free flight currently scheduled for Feb.
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