All posts tagged 'NASA'

Quiet Supersonic Technology X-Plane

Posted on January 9th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

In partnership with NASA, the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is at it again – trying to find a solution to a difficult problem. Although supersonic flight has been achieved before, the mission of QueSST is to deliver high-speed flight with revolutionary low-impact sound. NASA selected a team led by..
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NACA/NASA celebrates 100 years of Aerospace Research and Development

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

On March 3, 2015, NASA celebrated 100 years since the founding of its predecessor — the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. With a small budget and no paid staff, the NACA began developing the capabilities our nation needed to gain leadership in aeronautics. Throughout and beyond World War..
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Fitz Fulton’s Unparalleled Lifetime of Achievement in Flight Research

Posted on February 5th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Distinguished former NASA research pilot Fitzhugh L. Fulton Jr., described by colleagues as, “The Dean of Flight Test,” died Feb. 4, 2015. He was 89. During a career in the military, civil service and industry, he logged over 16,000 flying hours in more than 240 types of aircraft from the..
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Tom McMurtry, Renowned Former NASA Pilot

Posted on January 9th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Thomas C. McMurtry was respected by peers, admired for his piloting skills and appreciated for his mentoring by many who knew him. The retired NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center research pilot died Jan. 3. He was 79. He is known for his exploits behind the stick of such aircraft as..
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NASA Begins Flight Testing of Shape-Shifting Wings

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA’s green aviation project, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys, Inc, is one step closer to demonstrating technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing..
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“Journey To Space” IMAX movie coming in February 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

When the last shuttle landed in 2011, it was actually the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight, with new mission preparations by NASA and the international space community which will take astronauts beyond low earth orbit back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars within a generation...
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AirWingMedia in Houston for Orion EFT-1 Mission

Posted on November 26th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

AirWingMedia traveled to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston to participate in NASA’s Social program to observe the December 5, 2014 unmanned test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on a Delta IV launch vehicle. What we saw at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Apollo Era Mission..
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AirWingMedia at Armstrong Flight Research Center

Posted on November 25th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 18 and 19, 2014, AirWingMedia attended a NASA Social event at the Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. There we learned all the things NASA is doing to push the frontier of faster, safer, and more fuel efficient aeronautics technologies. NASA Aeronautics Research Contributions to..
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SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission 4

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 25: 3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on International Space Station Niki Werkheiser, NASA’s 3-D Printing Project Manager, talks with Marshall Space Flight Center’s Bill Hubscher about today’s on-orbit set-up and first test run of the International Space Station’s 3-D Printer, a technology demonstration that is the first..
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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 Moves to Final Home

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies..
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