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  • NASA Armstrong takes Weather Instrumentation to New Heights
    on March 29, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, developed an innovative atmospheric sensor suite, which can monitor air quality, help uncrewed aircraft avoid dangerous wind shears, and aid noise studies.

  • Meet Three NASA Women Working to Electrify Aviation
    on March 29, 2023 at 11:37 am

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, meet three female leaders with NASA’s Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project who are making aviation more sustainable by developing electrified propulsion for aircraft.

  • Bringing NASA Technology into the Classroom
    on March 28, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Students at the University of Idaho are advancing NASA technology that could improve wildfire spotting and farmland monitoring.

  • La movilidad aérea avanzada mira adelante en la automatización
    on March 27, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Utilizar programas informáticos para realizar funciones que ayuden a las personas no es un concepto nuevo: fíjese en nuestras computadoras, teléfonos móviles o coches eléctricos.

  • Utilizing NASA’s B200 King Air to Study Snowmelt Levels
    on March 22, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    More than 1 billion people rely on seasonal mountain snowmelt as a resource for their water supply and a team of NASA scientists and aircraft operators are measuring snow levels to better understand the contribution to our water resources.

  • On the Fly: NASA Researchers Map Air Taxi Maneuvers in Simulator
    on March 13, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    In a world that runs on data, computer simulations are among our most powerful tools for investigating any scenario.

  • Breathing under Pressure
    on March 6, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    In preparation for high-altitude flight tests of NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59, NASA and Lockheed Martin personnel recently underwent pressure breathing training in San Antonio, Texas.

  • NASA’s ER-2 Completes Snowstorm Study Support
    on March 3, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude aircraft, based at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, completed more than 30 flights in support of the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Storms (IMPACTS) mission.

  • Honoring Black History Month: Meet Mark Davis
    on February 28, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    “I know that there are a lot of issues in the world, but here at NASA, I feel like I am part of a family that helps motivate me to be the best I can be.”

  • NASA Armstrong Showcases Women in Aviation
    on February 22, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has a long history with employing women in aviation careers and empowering these women to reach for the sky, although it was not always this way.