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Space Shuttle Columbia, Shuttle Enterprise Free Flight

Space Shuttle Columbia, Shuttle Enterprise Free Flight

(1977) The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Rogers Dry Lakebed during the second of five free flights carried out at the Dry... More

D-558-1 on ramp with research pilots Eugene May and Howard Lilly

D-558-1 on ramp with research pilots Eugene May and Howard Lilly

Description: In this photograph the Douglas D-558-1 #2 Skystreak is pictured with test pilot Eugene May (Douglas Aircraft Company) on the left and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) research pil... More

First NACA test pilot: Howard Clifton Lilly

First NACA test pilot: Howard Clifton Lilly

Description: (1949) In August 1947, Howard Clifton Lilly became the first permanently assigned NACA engineering test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' Muroc Flight Test Unit at what late... More

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Description: Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden, had many titles after his name in his lifetime. In 1949 he became the director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Dr. Dryden received many accolades... More

The NACA Test Force NASA history collection

The NACA Test Force NASA history collection

The fleet of NACA test aircraft are assembled in front of the hangar at the High Speed Flight Station, (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, California. The white aircraft in the foregro... More

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953: L-R: Three D-558-2s, D-558-1, B-47, wing of YF-84A

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953: L-R: Three D-558-2s, D-558-1, B-47, wing...

Description (1953) The aircraft in this 1953 photo of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) hangar at South Base of Edwards Air Force Base showed the wide range of research activities being und... More

NACA Groundbreaking Ceremony NASA history collection

NACA Groundbreaking Ceremony NASA history collection

Description: The NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, had initially been subordinate to the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory near Hampton, Virginia, but as the flight research in the Mojave Desert i... More

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, and X-3

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, ...

(August 4, 1953) A 1953 photo of some of the research aircraft at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center, and now the Armstrong Flight Research Center. The ... More

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, and X-3

NACA Research Aircraft-Bell X-1A, D-558-1, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-2, X-4, ...

Description (1953) A 1953 photo of some of the research aircraft at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station (now known as the the Dryden Flight Research Center). The photo shows the X-3 (center) and, clockw... More

Wing chord extension on D-558-2 E53-0927

Wing chord extension on D-558-2 E53-0927

Wing chord extension on D-558-2

NACA Aircraft on Lakebed-X-3, D-558-1, XF4D, D-558-2

NACA Aircraft on Lakebed-X-3, D-558-1, XF4D, D-558-2

Description (1954) A group picture of Douglas Airplanes, taken for a photographic promotion in 1954, at what is now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The photo in... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar. E54-1526

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar. E54-1526

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar.

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1442

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1442

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1441

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed E54-1441

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Attitude Simulator reaction contro

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Atti...

Description (1956) Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA ... More

NASA E56-2499, Armstrong flight research center

NASA E56-2499, Armstrong flight research center

D558-2 #143 LOX jettison with P2BS in background

Pilot Neil Armstrong in the X-15 #1 cockpit

Pilot Neil Armstrong in the X-15 #1 cockpit

Description (1961) NASA pilot Neil Armstrong is seen here in the cockpit of the X-15 ship #1 (56-6670) after a research flight. ..A U.S. Navy pilot in the Korean War who flew 78 combat missions in F9F-2 jet fig... More

NASA M2-F1 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

NASA M2-F1 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

(November 12, 1963) The M2-F1 lifting body aircraft rests on the sun-baked floor of a dry lake bed located out in the Mojave Desert at the Dryden Flight Research Center, California. Pilot Chuck Yeager, seated i... More

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

A North American Aviation A-5A Vigilante (Navy serial number 147858/NASA tail number 858) arrived from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD, on December 19, 1962, at the NASA Flight Research Center (no... More

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

NASA A-5A on lakebed., Armstrong flight research center

A North American Aviation A-5A Vigilante (Navy serial number 147858/NASA tail number 858) arrived from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD, on December 19, 1962, at the NASA Flight Research Center (no... More

M2-F1 In Tow Flight

M2-F1 In Tow Flight

(1964) The M2-F1 lifting body is seen here under tow at the Flight Research Center (later redesignated the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California. The wingless, lifting body aircraft design was ini... More

NASA M2-F1 in Tow, Dryden flight research center

NASA M2-F1 in Tow, Dryden flight research center

(1964) The M2-F1 lifting body is seen here being towed behind a C-47 at the Flight Research Center (later redesignated the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California. The wingless, lifting body aircraf... More

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... More

NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body, Dryden flight research center

NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body, Dryden flight research center

(June 16, 1965) The M2-F2 lifting body arrives by truck at the Flight Research Center. A year would pass before it would make its first flight. After being horribly damaged in a crash landing, it was modified a... More

HL-10 First Flight Landing

HL-10 First Flight Landing

(November 30, 1965) With pilot Bruce Peterson at the controls, the HL-10 lifting body aircraft makes a successful landing on Rogers Dry Lake at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California...Image # : E-16211

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle in Flight

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle in Flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... More

X-15 contrail after launch

X-15 contrail after launch

Description: The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft begins its climb after launch at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center). The X-15 was a rocket power... More

NASA X-15 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

NASA X-15 Pilots, Dryden flight research center

(1966) The X-15 flight crew, left to right: Air Force Captain Joseph H. Engle, Air Force Major Robert A. Rushworth, NASA pilot John B. "Jack" McKay, Air Force Major William J. "Pete" Knight, NASA pilot Milton O... More

Pilot Milt Thompson and the M2-F2 Lifting Body

Pilot Milt Thompson and the M2-F2 Lifting Body

(February 1, 1966) Jay L. King, Joseph D. Huxman and Orion D. Billeter assist NASA research pilot Milt Thompson (on the ladder) into the cockpit of the M2-F2 lifting body research aircraft at the NASA Flight Re... More

X-15 pilots clown around

X-15 pilots clown around

Photo Description: (1966) The X-15 pilots clown around in front of the #2 aircraft. From left to right: USAF Capt. Joseph Engle, USAF Maj. Robert Rushworth, NASA test pilot John "Jack" McKay, USAF Maj. William ... More

M2-F2 Crash on Rogers Dry Lake

M2-F2 Crash on Rogers Dry Lake

(May 10, 1967) The M2-F2 lifting body aircraft crash landed on Rogers Dry Lakebed at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California on May 10, 1967. .Image # : E-16731

HL-10 in flight after launch

HL-10 in flight after launch

Photo Description: .(November 17, 1969) The HL-10 lifting body is seen here in powered flight shortly after launch from the B-52 "Mothership". When HL-10 powered flights began on October 23, 1968, the vehicle u... More

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

Photo Description: (1970) The X-24A lights its XLR-11 rocket engine and begins its powered flight after being drop launched from its B-52 mothership, seen here with high-altitude contrails streaming from its w... More

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

(1970) The X-24A lifting-body research aircraft begins its rocket-powered flight after being launched from the wing of NASA's B-52 mothership during a 1970 research flight. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air... More

Neil Armstrong in the 9-by 15-Foot Low Speed Wind Tunnel

Neil Armstrong in the 9-by 15-Foot Low Speed Wind Tunnel

Astronaut Neil Armstrong examines a Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing test setup in the 9- by 15-Foot Low Speed Wind Tunnel at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center... More

B-57B in flight E71-23927
Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwards Airforce Base, Dryden Flight Research Center, CA  (Shuttle un-powered descent and landing diagram) ARC-1972-AC72-2695

Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwar...

Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwards Airforce Base, Dryden Flight Research Center, CA (Shuttle un-powered descent and landing diagram)

Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwards Airforce Base, Dryden Flight Research Center, CA ARC-1972-AC72-2696

Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwar...

Guidance and Navaigation: CV-990 Shuttle simulation - descent at Edwards Airforce Base, Dryden Flight Research Center, CA

AS17-154-23625 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Dryden, Walker, Apollo

AS17-154-23625 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Dryden, Walker, Apollo

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Moon,Dryden,Walker, Apollo. Image taken during the Apollo 17 mission on Revolution 2. Original film magazine was labeled QQ. Film type was 2485 Ver... More

AS17-154-23626 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Dryden, Walker, Apollo, Oppenheimer

AS17-154-23626 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Dryden, Walker, Apollo, Oppenh...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Moon,Dryden,Walker,Apollo, Oppenheimer. Image taken during the Apollo 17 mission on Revolution 2. Original film magazine was labeled QQ. Film type ... More

View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking up and northeast, showing both Fold-down Nose Platforms near bottom, the 45 foot Nose Platform, the Rollout Platform for SCA attach point on left, and both Shuttle Access Platforms.

View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD), rainbow on left

STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD), rainbow on left

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) 45 foot Nose Platform, looking southeast, view of Crew Module Access 'White Room'

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) 45 foot Nose Platform, looking sout...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Mate and departure

Mate and departure

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking north-northeast.  Visible on left is the North Personnel/equipment hoist, the Fold-down Nose Platform in center, and Rollout Platform for Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) forward attach point access above that.

View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Establishing view, looking north, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) and Shuttle Hangar (Building 4833) in foreground, right.

Establishing view, looking north, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from ground looking west and up at Shuttle Access Platforms (SAPs)- 'A' platform, 'XY' motor platform, and front and rear main hoist hooks and blocks also visible.

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from ground looking west and u...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full aft view looking southwest

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full aft view looking southwest

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking north, showing stadium lighting, South Personnel/Equipment hoist and port side Shuttle Access Platform (SAP) and counter-balance

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking north, showi...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Dusk and dawn shots of the shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Dusk and dawn shots of the shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (empty, no shuttle)

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (e...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Sunset, STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Sunset, STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (empty, no shuttle)

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (e...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

Photos of the model of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), shuttle and 747

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Load test of brake system

Load test of brake system

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Establishing view, looking southeast, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD), RF tower, stadium lights, and Shuttle Hangar (Building 4833) on right. Also visible on right: concrete weights for proof load tests

Establishing view, looking southeast, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device ...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from 80 foot level, looking east with 'A' Platform in foreground, right.  Also visible: both SAPs at extreme bottom, starboard Main Hoist hook, 'XY' motor platform, and forward Main Moist hook.

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from 80 foot level, looking ea...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

STS-2 Columbia in Mate-Demate Device (MDD), looking west at facility from helicopter view above

STS-2 Columbia in Mate-Demate Device (MDD), looking west at facility f...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Mate-Demate Device (MDD) platform on 40ft level that replaced stairs in center section

Mate-Demate Device (MDD) platform on 40ft level that replaced stairs i...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Main Hoist Control Operator Station of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) on right. 110 volt power cords and #2 main hoist (obscured, behind) on left.

Main Hoist Control Operator Station of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (M...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Discovery’s STS-128 mission returns after a mission to the International Space Station. A Disney figure of Buzz Lightyear, space ranger that accompanied the mission after spending 15 months aboard the Station, is shown standing in front of the Shuttle. While on the station, Buzz supported NASA’s education outreach program – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by creating a series of fun educational online outreach programs

Discovery’s STS-128 mission returns after a mission to the Internation...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (empty, no shuttle)

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (e...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking south, showing North Personnel/Equipment hoist and starboard side Shuttle Access Platform (SAP) and counter-balance

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking south, showi...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (empty, no shuttle)

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (e...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

View from above the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), hangar, and runway looking south

View from above the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), hangar, and runway looki...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle Endeavour and 747 SCA after being mated, backed out of Mate-Demate Device (MDD), photo from right wing of 747

Shuttle Endeavour and 747 SCA after being mated, backed out of Mate-De...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Dusk and dawn shots of the shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Dusk and dawn shots of the shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Sunrise, STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Sunrise, STS-126 Endeavour in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Load test of brake system

Load test of brake system

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Load test of brake system

Load test of brake system

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Enterprise and 747 @Mate-Demate Device (MDD) (Looking SW)

Enterprise and 747 @Mate-Demate Device (MDD) (Looking SW)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking north, showing South Personnel/Equipment hoist and port side Shuttle Access Platform (SAP) and counter-balance

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking north, showi...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Image showing fold down platforms from the SAP to shuttle from underneath

Image showing fold down platforms from the SAP to shuttle from underne...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view looking east from starboard side Shuttle Access Platform (SAP), port side SAP visible on right

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view looking east from starboard si...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Shuttle and 747 in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

Dawn Shots of shuttle and 747 in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking northwest, showing both Shuttle Access Platforms (SAPs) and counterbalances

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) full side view looking northwest, s...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... More

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (empty, no shuttle)

Night time shots of Mate-Demate Device (MDD) with all the lights on (e...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

Front detail view of STS-125 Atlantis in Mate-Demate Device (MDD) over 747 SCA

Front detail view of STS-125 Atlantis in Mate-Demate Device (MDD) over...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to the Space Shuttle Mate-Demat... More

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