Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Initial research activities beginning in 2009 will support NASA's Airborne Science Program.
In 2007, NASA Dryden supported a number of research projects that contributed to aerospace technology, the agency's space exploration goals and the knowledge and protection of our environment.
NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program recently awarded a "Seed Fund" grant to Tao Systems, of Hampton, Va., for development of a compact aerodynamic sensing system that will help validate aircraft flight performance.
Sensor measures small geophysical changes in the Earth's surface.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a multi-year competitive contract to Tybrin Corporation of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for engineering and technical services at the NASA field center.
With less than a year until flight tests of NASA's Constellation Program, work is under way on a launch pad that will host the first of those tests.
Aircraft to be based at Dryden's new Aircraft Operations Facility
Lewis was a research pilot at Dryden Flight Research Center.
A Huntington Beach high-tech firm has won a NASA research award to develop a ceramic composite mechanical fastener system for high-temperature structures under the aerospace agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
A Lexington, Kentucky, high-tech firm has won a NASA research award under the aerospace agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a capability for computer-based analysis and modeling of aerospace vehicles ranging from conventional aircraft to advanced spacecraft.
Edwards Air Force Base is planning to open its public viewing area on the east shore of Rogers Dry Lake Thursday and Friday for persons wishing to watch a potential landing of Space Shuttle Discovery.
In response to a request from the California Office of Emergency Services and the National Interagency Fire Center, NASA is flying an aircraft equipped with sophisticated infrared imaging equipment today to assist firefighters battling several of the Southern California wildfires.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has begun a series of flight tests to confirm the structural integrity and performance of the 747SP aircraft.
Lauren K. Abraham, a June graduate of Tehachapi High School, has been awarded the NASA Dryden Exchange Council's 2007 John K. Russell Memorial Scholarship.
Retired NASA Dryden Flight Research Center research pilot Stanley P. Butchart died Monday in Lancaster at the age of 85.
NASA's White Sands Test Facility has selected Denco, Inc. of Las Cruces, N.M., to build launch site facilities for flight testing of the Orion Launch Abort System.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has received approval to establish an Aircraft Operations Facility at the former Rockwell International / North American Aircraft production facility in Palmdale.
NASA's three field centers in California will be showcasing some of their current and future technologies at WIRED magazine's NextFest this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements to four firms for engineering and technical support services at the NASA field center.
Dryden is conducting flights of a remotely piloted unmanned aircraft to demonstrate sophisticated new imaging and communications equipment.
Local educators are invited to participate in space shuttle mission STS-118 through a summer seminar sponsored by the education office of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The second of two sessions is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, at the NASA Dryden Education Center in Palmdale.
When pilots flying high performance jets need to get out of a crippled aircraft in a hurry, they count on rocket-powered ejection seats.
Collaborative efforts culminated on the first flight of the X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft on July 20, 2007.
Kids and adults will learn how airplanes fly on Saturday, July 21, at NASA's Aerospace Exploration Gallery.
Tests will examine the structural response of modern housing construction to sonic booms.
The world's newest flying telescope will be in focus on Saturday, June 30, at NASA's Aerospace Exploration Gallery in the Palmdale Civic Center.
Students in Lancaster recently had the opportunity to see first-hand the cutting-edge flight research projects and facilities at NASA Dryden.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
From a childhood in war-torn Vietnam to a career at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California, Jeanette Le has had a challenging yet rewarding life, to say the least.
NASA dedicated a unique astronomy aircraft Monday to pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh on the 80th anniversary of his historic transatlantic flight.
Dryden has awarded a sole-source contract to Pride Industries of Roseville, Calif., for a wide range of facilities support and maintenance operations.
Fillmore and North Hills schools have been selected as new NASA Explorer Schools.
Wen Painter, former lifting body project engineer, will discuss the famous wingless lifting bodies at the NASA Aerospace Exploration Gallery.
Web-based, one-stop reference guide for aviation test-flying community.
A training exercise was conducted for rescue of a space shuttle crew in the unlikely event of a landing mishap at Edwards AFB.
NASA today successfully completed the first of several planned checkout test flights of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft.
Specialized research aircraft contract could be worth up to $28 million.
Agency enters into agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support Orion.
Two proposals submitted by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center are among 18 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) advanced concept flight research proposals selected by NASA for Phase 2 contract negotiations.
Dryden's shuttle operations manager will discuss Dryden's role as a back-up shuttle landing site.
Former Apollo-Soyuz and space shuttle astronaut Vance Brand will discuss his space travels the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, at the NASA Aerospace Exploration Gallery in the Palmdale Civic Center.
The inventory of research aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has grown by one with the acquisition of a Predator B unmanned aircraft system.
Two new research test pilots, Kelly Latimer and Nils Larson, have joined the Flight Crew Branch at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base.
Ever used a cordless drill?
During the Apollo program, NASA astronauts needed a cordless tool to extract lunar core samples as much as 10-feet deep. Black & Decker provided the fledgling technology, and further refinement of the technology led to today's cordless power tools.
Pathfinder-Plus, the pioneering solar-electric flying wing that set several altitude records for propeller-driven aircraft under NASA sponsorship, has become the fourth innovation of its developer, AeroVironment, Inc., to be acquired for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
Dryden has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P. for continued developmental and engineering work on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA's Aerospace Exploration Gallery in Palmdale will host a public historical presentation on the Lunar Lander Research Vehicle (LLRV) ) on Feb. 17, 2007.
NASA has selected a team of teachers from Arrowhead Elementary School to fly an experiment aboard the agency's reduced gravity aircraft, a modified McDonnell Douglas DC-9 dubbed the "Weightless Wonder."
More than 260 Antelope Valley eighth grade students will experience hands-on science during the Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey on Jan. 26.
NASA'S Aerospace Exploration Gallery in Palmdale will host a public historical presentation on the famed X-15 rocket plane on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.
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