Armstrong Flight Research Center News and Features

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center News and Features News and Features from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

  • NASA’s Retired SOFIA Aircraft Finds New Home at Arizona Museum
    on December 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    NASA’s now-retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft will find a permanent home in the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The airplane is expected to make its final flight from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, to Tucson on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

  • NASA All-Electric Airplane Rides on the Wings of US Small Businesses
    on December 7, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    NASA’s X-57 “Maxwell,” the agency’s experimental all-electric aircraft, is working to provide industry and regulators with knowledge that will revolutionize sustainable aviation.

  • All Signs Point to NASA
    on December 6, 2022 at 12:07 am

    It’s hard to find an address where the numbers are unreadable and faded in an emergency. That’s one of the benefits of an effort to replace aging signs at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

  • NASA Administrator Names New Leadership at Two Agency Centers
    on December 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has named Bradley Flick director of the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, effective immediately. The administrator also has named Dave Mitchell to fill the role as acting director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective Jan. 1.

  • NASA Awards Contract for NASA Financial Support Services
    on November 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    NASA has awarded the NASA Financial Support Services (NFSS) contract to MM Technologies LLC (MMT) of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide financial support and related services…

  • Advanced Air Mobility Aids in Cargo Delivery
    on November 21, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    We can receive packages faster today than ever before thanks to online ordering and quick delivery services.

  • Jet Engine Installed on NASA’s X-59
    on November 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59 now has the engine that will power it in flight.

  • NASA Armstrong Temperature-Measuring Technology to Fly with LOFTID
    on November 9, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Technology developed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, will fly on the Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator, or LOFTID, mission.

  • NASA’s King Air Completes Oceanic Data Collection
    on November 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Completing more than 80 hours of science flights, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s B-200 King Air supports the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) in October.

  • NASA Armstrong Completes F/A-18E Tests
    on October 27, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Understanding what stress, or strain, an aircraft can endure is critical to carrying out its intended mission.