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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

ED09-0286-083 A wave of hot air balloons takes off during a mass ascension during the second day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. October 4, 2009 NASA Photo / Tom Tschida NASA Identifier: 391392... More

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

EC72-3150 1972 NASA Photo NASA Identifier: 362401main_EC72-3150 Public domain photograph of NASA experimental aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NASA F-111 TACT, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-111 TACT, Dryden history gallery

ECN-3931 This photograph shows a modified General Dynamics TACT/F-111A Aardvaark with supercritical wings installed. The aircraft, with flaps and landing gear down, is in a decending turn over Rogers Dry Lakebe... More

NASA F-15A, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-15A, Dryden history gallery

EC86-33524-02 F-104N #812, F-15A #287 and YF-17 #569 in formation. 1976 NASA Photo & F-15A Project Description NASA Identifier: 305900main_EC86-33524-02

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1960s, Dryden history gallery

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1960s, Dryden history gallery

ECN-1107 After the M2-F1 (on the viewer's left) proved the lifting-body concept, NASA and the Air Force began work on a series of heavyweight, rocket-powered lifting bodies able to reach supersonic speeds and a... More

NASA Ikhana, Dryden history gallery

NASA Ikhana, Dryden history gallery

NASA Dryden engineer Kathleen Howell and Ikhana project manager Brent Cobleigh check the flight paths in Ikhana's ground control station before takeoff. October 24, 2007 NASA Photo / Tom Tschida ED07-0243-19 NA... More

NASA AFTI F-111, Dryden history gallery

NASA AFTI F-111, Dryden history gallery

EC86-33385-04 This photograph shows a modified General Dynamics AFTI/F-111A Aardvark with supercritical mission adaptive wings (MAW) installed. The AFTI/F111A is seen banking towards Rodgers Dry Lake and Edward... More

NASA Phoenix Missile Hypersonic Testbed, Dryden history gallery

NASA Phoenix Missile Hypersonic Testbed, Dryden history gallery

ED06-0217-42Surplus Navy Phoenix missiles like this one mounted on the centerline pylon of NASA's F-15B research aircraft may be used to acquire hypersonic flight test data. November 14, 2006 NASA Photo / Tom T... More

Miscellaneous: EC03-0163-16 The mural was created...

Miscellaneous: EC03-0163-16 The mural was created...

EC03-0163-16 The mural was created to celebrate the achievements of Wilbur and Orville Wright and to commemorate a century of powered flight. Central to the composition is the 1903 Wright Flyer. ''On Dec. 17, 1... More

NASA M2-F2, Dryden history gallery

NASA M2-F2, Dryden history gallery

EC66-1567 The M2-F2 Lifting Body returns from a research flight at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, with an F-104 flying chase. The success of Dryden's M2-F1 program led to NASA's de... More

HL-10 Landing with F-104 Chase Aircraft

HL-10 Landing with F-104 Chase Aircraft

ECN-2367 HL-10 touches down on its main landing gear, while the pilot was holding the nose up to slow the vehicle. The F-104 in the background was used as a chase plane. Its pilot would give the HL-10's pilot c... More

NASA F-14 Tomcat, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-14 Tomcat, Dryden history gallery

ECN-20325 This photo shows NASA's F-14 (NASA tail number 991; Navy serial number 157991) flying over Rogers Dry Lake, accompanied by a Navy F-14. NASA 991 was the research aircraft in a joint NASA/Navy program ... More

NASA DC-8, Dryden history gallery

NASA DC-8, Dryden history gallery

ED10-0309-11 ON ITS WAY - NASA's DC-8 flying science laboratory departs Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., during a science instrument checkout flight for the Fall 2010 Operation Ice Bridge environmental s... More

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

E-5071J F-104A (Serial #56-0749) on the ramp at the NASA Flight Research Center (now the Dryden Flight Research Center) at Edwards AFB. The aircraft is shown with the Air Launched Sounding Rocket (ALSOR) attach... More

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

ET60-00056 F-104A #734 on lakebed. November 16, 1960 NASA Photo / NASA & F-104 Project Description NASA Identifier: 306607main_ET60-00056

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

E-3009Y F-104A (Serial # 55-2961) on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards AFB. July 9, 1957 NASA Photo & F-104 Project Description NASA Identifier: 306433main_E-3009

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

EC84-28218 Moments before the F-104 and XB-70 collided, the ill-fated formation flight centered on the XB-70, flanked by a T-38A, F-4B, the F-104 orange tail and a YF-5A.June 8, 1966 NASA Photo NASA Identifier:... More

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

E-22047 1969 NASA Photo NASA Identifier: 362377main_E-22047 Public domain photograph of NASA experimental aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-104 Starfighter, Dryden history gallery

ECN-2493 Two F-104Ns in flight over the desert in 1970. NASA accepted three specially built F-104s in late 1963 for use as pilot proficiency aircraft, low lift over drag trainers, and chase planes. These receiv... More

NASA SR-71 LASRE, Dryden history gallery

NASA SR-71 LASRE, Dryden history gallery

EC98-44440-13 This photograph shows the LASRE pod on the upper rear fuselage of an SR-71 aircraft during take-off of the first flight to experience an in-flight cold flow test. The flight occurred on 4 March 19... More

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

NASA YF-12, Dryden history gallery

E-23131 1971 NASA Photo NASA Identifier: 362389main_E-23131 Public domain photograph of NASA experimental aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Lathe

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Lathe

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Lathe NASA Identifier: 290200main_fabshop007_full

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

EC68-2131 In this photo the #1 XB-70A 62-0001 is viewed from above in cruise configuration with the wing tips drooped for improved controllability.The XB-70A, capable of flying three times the speed of sound, w... More

NASA Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2010, Dryden history gallery

NASA Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2010, Dryden history gallery

A mass ascent of hundreds of hot-air balloons fill the skies at the International Balloon Fiesta. The balloons take off in waves in order to accommodate the more than 500 balloonists. October 3, 2010 NASA Photo... More

F-15B #837 Lancets Project

F-15B #837 Lancets Project

Read News Release 09-04 NASA Dryden's NF-15B tail number 837's canards are tilted down during a pre-flight control check prior to a Lancets project flight. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center accomplished a se... More

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

E-1044 Boeing B-47A, NACA 150 shown on the ramp near NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station at South Base of Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1953. The B-47A Stratojet's wing is mounted high on the fuse... More

NASA Autonomous Formation Flight (AFF), Dryden history gallery

NASA Autonomous Formation Flight (AFF), Dryden history gallery

EC01-0328-12 Smoke generators show the twisting paths of wingtip vortices behind two NASA Dryden F/A-18's used in the Autonomous Formation Flight (AFF) program during flight #743. The lead aircraft, F-18 #845 (... More

NASA SR-71 LASRE, Dryden history gallery

NASA SR-71 LASRE, Dryden history gallery

EC98-44440-4 The NASA SR-71A successfully completed its first cold flow flight as part of the NASA/Rocketdyne/Lockheed Martin Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment LASRE at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edw... More

NASA Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration, Dryden history gallery

NASA Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration, Dryden history gallery

EC03-0229-6 In a role-reversal, Northrop Grumman Corp.'s modified F-5E Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration SSBD aircraft flies off the wing of NASA's F-15B Research testbed aircraft. The F-15B, from NASA's Dryden F... More

NASA SR-71 Blackbird, Dryden history gallery

NASA SR-71 Blackbird, Dryden history gallery

EC98-44817- 2SR-71A on ramp with dual max afterburner engines firing. 1998 NASA Photo / Tom Tschida NASA Identifier: 335888main_EC98-44817-2

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie, Dryden history gallery

ECN-2128 In this view the #1 XB-70A 62-0001 is in a level cruise flight mode at a relative high altitude judging from the darkness of the sky.The XB-70A, capable of flying three times the speed of sound, was th... More

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

E-2889A 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, clockwise from left: X-... More

NASA SR-71 Blackbird, Dryden history gallery

NASA SR-71 Blackbird, Dryden history gallery

EC97-44165-149 SR-71A - in Flight View from Tanker during an Airborne Refueling. February 1997 NASA Photo / Jim Ross NASA Identifier: 335864main_EC97-43933-4

NASA Boeing 747, Dryden history gallery

NASA Boeing 747, Dryden history gallery

ECN-4242 In this 1974 NASA Flight Research Center photograph, a Boeing B-747 jetliner is shown taking part in the trailing wake vortex study. In the photograph, the two wing tip vortex trails, being the stronge... More

X-1, NASA history collection

X-1, NASA history collection

E49-001 The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 sits on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Muroc Air Force Base, California in 1949. Some airplane characteristics are: Fuselage length, feet 31.0Wing span, feet 28.0Horizonta... More

X-1, NASA history collection

X-1, NASA history collection

E49-0004The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 Sitting on the ramp at NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station with the Boeing B-29 launch ship behind. The painting near the nose of the B-29 depicts a stork carryin... More

X-1, NASA history collection

X-1, NASA history collection

E-9XS-1 on the ramp with the B-29 mothership in 1949. This is the second XS-1 built; it later was converted into the X-1E. Unlike the XS-1-1, which was flown by the Air Force, the XS-1-2 was flown mostly by Bel... More

X-4, NASA history collection

X-4, NASA history collection

E-359In this 1950 view of the right side of the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station's X-4 research aircraft, the low swept wing and horizontal taillest design are seen. The X-4 Bantam, a single-place, low s... More

X-4, NASA history collection

X-4, NASA history collection

E50-0401In this 1950 view of the left side of the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station's X-4 research aircraft, the low swept wing and horizontal taillest design are seen. The X-4 Bantam, a single-place, low... More

NASA X-1, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-1, Dryden history gallery

E-668 The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 aircraft on the ramp at NACA High Speed Flight Research Station located on the South Base of Muroc Army Air Field in 1947. The X-1-2 flew until October 23, 1951, comple... More

NASA X-5, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-5, Dryden history gallery

E-799 This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows the X-5 on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar. 1952 NASA Ph... More

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

E-2490 The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1A 48-1384 returning from an Air Force test flight over Edwards Air Force Base, California in late 1953. A North American F-86A Sabre as chase plane will follow the X-1A t... More

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

E55-01799 The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1A 48-1384 is photographed in July 1955 sitting on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This view of the left side of the aircraft shows the change to... More

NASA X-3, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-3, Dryden history gallery

E-2412 In this NACA High-Speed Flight Station photograph, the X-3 Stiletto is seen on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base. The X-3 Stiletto was a single-place jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long t... More

NASA D-558-2 Skyrocket, Dryden history gallery

NASA D-558-2 Skyrocket, Dryden history gallery

E-1441 Viewed in this 1954 photograph is the NACA High Speed Flight Research Station's D-558-2 #2 (144), an all rocket powered Skyrocket. Like the X-1, the D-558-2 had a fuselage shaped like a .50 caliber bulle... More

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-1A, Dryden history gallery

E55-01765 Bell X-1A ejection seat test setup. May 12, 1955 NASA Photo / NACA NASA Identifier: 340630main_E55-01765

NASA Directors, Dryden history gallery

NASA Directors, Dryden history gallery

E-4875 Paul F. Bikle Paul F. Bikle, was born June 5, 1916, in Wilkensburg, Penn. Formerly technical director of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California. Bikle assumed his position as Director ... More

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

The X-15 program is widely considered the most successful research aircraft program in U. S. history, leaving a legacy of scientific data and aeronautical firsts that remains unparalleled. Between June 8, 1959,... More

NASA Guppy, Dryden history gallery

NASA Guppy, Dryden history gallery

E62-8887 The Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy was flown to Dryden for tests and evaluation by pilots Joe Vensel and Stan Butchart in October 1962. The outsized cargo aircraft incorporated the wings, engin... More

NASA R4D Skytrain, Dryden history gallery

NASA R4D Skytrain, Dryden history gallery

E-10437NASA Flight Research Center's Douglas R4D-5/C-47H ,Bu. No. 17136, in flight, with its landing gear extended, in 1963. August 30, 1963 NASA Photo / R4D Project Description NASA Identifier: 334866main_E-10437

NASA T-33A, Dryden history gallery

NASA T-33A, Dryden history gallery

E64-10899T-33 #351 Cockpit control panel.February 13, 1964 NASA Photo / NASA T-33A Project Description NASA Identifier: 339452main_E64-10899

NASA M2-F2, Dryden history gallery

NASA M2-F2, Dryden history gallery

ECN-1436The M2-F2 Lifting Body is shown here being carried aloft by the Air Force's B-52 tail number 003 prior to a research launch. The success of Dryden's ''homebuilt'' M2-F1 program led to NASA's development... More

NASA Hyper III, Dryden history gallery

NASA Hyper III, Dryden history gallery

ECN-2059 left to right: Richard C. Eldredge, Dale Reed, James O. Newman, Bob McDonald with the mothership (top) and other models. Over the years, the Dryden Flight Research Center and its predecessors has flown... More

NASA November 25, 1969, Dryden history gallery

NASA November 25, 1969, Dryden history gallery

Maj. Jerauld R. ''Jerry'' Gentry completes the 8th and last glide flight of the X-24A lifting body at Edwards AFB. This mission cleared the way for powered flights by the vehicle to begin. The X-24A was the thi... More

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

ECN-2478 The C-140 JetStar was reconfigured as the General Purpose Airborne Simulator (GPAS) to simulate the flight characteristics of other aircraft. The JetStar was used for research for supersonic transports... More

NASA Bell 47, Dryden history gallery

NASA Bell 47, Dryden history gallery

EC77-8296 Don Mallick in Bell 47 #822 N822NA Arrived at NASA FRC November 4, 1973 from the NASA Johnson Space Center Departed to Napa City Fire Department June 21,1985. August 12, 1977 NASA Photo NASA Identifi... More

NASA T-37, Dryden history gallery

NASA T-37, Dryden history gallery

E-27810T his T-37 was used by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California as a chase aircraft for many research flights. It was also used as a probe aircraft wake vortices for studies in support... More

F-15A Remotely Piloted Research Vehicle

F-15A Remotely Piloted Research Vehicle

ECN-4891 This photograph shows NASA's 3/8th-scale remotely piloted research vehicle landing on Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1975. October 21, 1975 NASA Photo & F-15A RPRV Project... More

NASA F-15A, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-15A, Dryden history gallery

EC78-09319 F-15A #281 in flight February 24, 1978 NASA Photo & F-15A Project Description NASA Identifier: 305816main_EC78-09319

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

EC79-11314 KC-135A in flight - winglet study During the 1970s, the focus at Dryden shifted from high-speed and high-altitude flight to incremental improvements in technology and aircraft efficiency. One manifes... More

NASA HiMAT, Dryden history gallery

NASA HiMAT, Dryden history gallery

EC80-14281 The HiMAT (Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology) subscale research vehicle, seen here during a research flight, was flown by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from mid 1... More

NASA RSRA, Dryden history gallery

NASA RSRA, Dryden history gallery

ECN-30043 A Rotor Systems Research Aircraft RSRA is seen here on a flight test at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in spring of 1984. The tests at Dryden were to familiarize pilots and re... More

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1980s, Dryden history gallery

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1980s, Dryden history gallery

ECN-17842 NASA's PIK-20 motor-glider sailplane on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Next to the PIK-20 is the Low Reynolds Number Vehicle LRV remotely-piloted research vehicle.... More

NASA Oblique Wing Research, Dryden history gallery

NASA Oblique Wing Research, Dryden history gallery

ECN-15846 This is a photo from above of the AD-1 aircraft in flight with its wing swept at 60 degrees, the maximum sweep angle. › Read Project Description July 1, 1980 NASA Photo / NASA Identifier: 299862main_E... More

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

ECN-15662 The Dryden C-140 JetStar during testing of advanced propfan designs. Dryden conducted flight research in 1981-1982 on several designs. The technology was developed under the direction of the Lewis Res... More

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

NASA C-140 JetStar, Dryden history gallery

ECN-20293 In this photo of the C-140 JetStar on the Dryden Ramp, a subscale propeller has been fitted to the upper fuselage of the aircraft. July 29, 1982 NASA Photo / NASA photo JetStar Project Description NAS... More

X-34 Technology Testbed Demonstrator

X-34 Technology Testbed Demonstrator

EC99-45061 June 29, 1999 NASA Photo / Tom Tschida NASA Identifier: 353647main_EC99-45061-2

NASA's Crew Transport Vehicle Pulls Up to the Shuttle Discovery.

NASA's Crew Transport Vehicle Pulls Up to the Shuttle Discovery.

NASA's Crew Transport Vehicle, or CTV, pulls up to the Space Shuttle Discovery to offload the crew after a successful landing August 9, 2005 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The landing marked the end of ... More

NASA 11/14/02, Dryden history gallery

NASA 11/14/02, Dryden history gallery

A modified F-18 underwent a checkout and envelope-expansion flight for the Active Aeroelastic Wing program. In a return to the Wright brothers control system, the AAW used aerodynamically induced wing twist for... More

NASA 10/8/62, Dryden history gallery

NASA 10/8/62, Dryden history gallery

William "Gus" Briegleb, of Sailplane Corporation of America, signs a contract to build the M2-F1 plywood fuselage. This became the first full-scale lifting body, part of an extensive program to explore atmosphe... More

NASA ER-2, Dryden history gallery

NASA ER-2, Dryden history gallery

ER-2 #809 receives preflight fueling outside Arena Arctica hangar in Kiruna, Sweden prior to the SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE). January 24, 2000 NASA Photo / Jim Ross EC00-0037-3 NASA Id... More

Northrop T-38 Talon During Mission Support Flight

Northrop T-38 Talon During Mission Support Flight

NASA Dryden's T-38 trainer aircraft in flight over Cuddeback Dry Lake in Southern California. Formerly at NASA's Langley Research Center, this Northrop T-38 Talon is now used for mission support and pilot profi... More

F-15B #837 Final Flight

F-15B #837 Final Flight

Read News Release 09-04 With afterburners blazing, NASA's unique NF-15B research aircraft accelerates rapidly after taking off on its final flight from Edwards Air Force Base. The highly modified jet in its bri... More

T-34C Banks Over Lake Isabella in Kern County.

T-34C Banks Over Lake Isabella in Kern County.

Chase aircraft such as the T-34C accompany research flights for photography and video purposes. They also provide support for safety and research. At Dryden, the T-34 is used mainly for smaller remotely piloted... More

Orion AFT project manager Gary Martin is Interviewed in Front of the Crew Module.

Orion AFT project manager Gary Martin is Interviewed in Front of the C...

Reporter Julie Flannery of KERO-TV, Bakersfield, interviews NASA Dryden's Orion AFT project manager Gary Martin in front of the Orion PA-1 crew module. October 29, 2008 NASA / Photo Tom Tschida ED08-0281-09 NAS... More

NASA Orion Launch Complex, Dryden history gallery

NASA Orion Launch Complex, Dryden history gallery

Read News Release 09-08 The gantry for stacking the Orion Launch Abort System for upcoming Abort Flight Tests at White Sands Missile Range is shown during construction. February 23, 2009 NASA Photo NASA Identif... More

NASA X-43A, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-43A, Dryden history gallery

NASA made aviation history with the first and second successful flights of an X-43A scramjet-powered airplane at hypersonic speeds - speeds greater than Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. Compared to a r... More

NASA Dryden Center Director, Dryden history gallery

NASA Dryden Center Director, Dryden history gallery

Kevin L. Petersen Director NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Read News Release 09-09 NASA Photo ED07-0126-04 NASA Identifier: 315728main_ED07-0126-04_full

NASA T-34C in Flight, Dryden history gallery

NASA T-34C in Flight, Dryden history gallery

A NASA T-34C aircraft, used for safety chase, is shown flying above the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California in March 1997. The aircraft was previously used at the Lewis Research Center in propuls... More

NASA Sheet Metal Shop, Dryden history gallery

NASA Sheet Metal Shop, Dryden history gallery

Sheet Metal Shop NASA Identifier: 290138main_fabshop002_full

NASA X-48B, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-48B, Dryden history gallery

The X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft banks smartly in this Block 2 flight phase image. April 4, 2008 NASA / Carla Thomas ED07-0192-03 NASA Identifier: 254100main_ED08-0092-03_full

NASA Ikhana, Dryden history gallery

NASA Ikhana, Dryden history gallery

Project Description A Predator B unmanned aircraft system is being used by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., for a variety of environmental science and aeronautical research roles. Built by... More

NASA X-48B, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-48B, Dryden history gallery

Boeing's X-48B Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator shows off its unique lines at sunset on Rogers Dry Lake adjacent to NASA DFRC. October 24, 2006 Boeing / Robert Ferguson ED06-0201-2 NASA Identifier: 253... More

Dryden's two T-38A Aircraft Fly in Tight Formation

Dryden's two T-38A Aircraft Fly in Tight Formation

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's two T-38A Talon mission support aircraft flew together for the first time on Sept. 26, 2007 while conducting pitot-static airspeed calibration checks during routine pilot pr... More

Workers Install NASA Logo at DAOF

Workers Install NASA Logo at DAOF

August 4, 2008 Workers in a 100-foot-high cherry picker basket recently installed a 20-foot-diameter NASA logo on Hangar 703 at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., identifying the large... More

NASA Turret Punch Press, Dryden history gallery

NASA Turret Punch Press, Dryden history gallery

Turret Punch Press NASA Identifier: 290233main_fabshop010_full

NASA Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW), Dryden history gallery

NASA Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW), Dryden history gallery

EC01-0288-5 A modified F/A-18A sporting a distinctive red, white and blue paint scheme is the test aircraft for the Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) project at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Califo... More

NASA STS-117, Dryden history gallery

NASA STS-117, Dryden history gallery

ED07-0137-30 NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the Space Shuttle Atlantis on top lifts off to begin its ferry flight back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA Photo / Carla Thomas July 1, 2007 NA... More

NASA STS-117, Dryden history gallery

NASA STS-117, Dryden history gallery

ED07-0137-29 Technicians attach the tail cone to the Space Shuttle Atlantis in preparation for its return to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA Photo / Carla Thomas June 28, 2007 NASA Identifier: 3652... More

Orion Preps for Shipment to WSMR

Orion Preps for Shipment to WSMR

ED09-0221-051 Technicians at NASA Dryden connect one of two mobilizer units to the Orion flight test crew module transportation fixture in preparation for loading the module onto an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraf... More

Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey

Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey

Read Feature Bill Rogers, physics lab technician at Antelope Valley College, demonstrates static electricity to a group of middle school students with a Van de Graaff electrostatic generator at the Bohn-Meyer M... More

NASA Dryden Engine Shop, Dryden history gallery

NASA Dryden Engine Shop, Dryden history gallery

F404-400 #4 bearing removal. January 29, 2009 NASA Photo / Tony Landis ED09-0019-23 NASA Identifier: 313198main_ED09-0019-23_full

NASA Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR), Dryden history gallery

NASA Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR), Dryden history gallery

EC02-0294-4 NASA Dryden's Automated Aerial Refueling (AAR) project evaluated the capability of an F/A-18A aircraft as an in-flight refueling tanker with the objective of developing analytical models for an auto... More

F-15B Research Testbed aircraft takes off.

F-15B Research Testbed aircraft takes off.

ED09-0183-28 NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently conducted a flight test of an airflow measurement device mounted underneath its F-15B research aircraft in the Rake Airflow Gage Experiment, or RAGE. A... More

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

ED09-0286-121 Visitors to the NASA exhibit at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta were able to sit in the pilotâs seat and 'fly' an F-15 cockpit simulator. Hunter Koontz gets checked out in the simulat... More

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

ED09-0286-123 NASA exhibits and education lead Tony Springer (right) demonstrates a flow visualization wind tunnel to help visitors conceptualize how a wind tunnel works and what it contributes to aeronautics. ... More

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Image Gallery

ED09-0286-053 Visitors to the NASA exhibit at the 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta had the opportunity to picture themselves as pilots in full pressure suits in front of a NASA aircraft. The half-s... More

NASA F-15B SBRDC/ECANS, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-15B SBRDC/ECANS, Dryden history gallery

ED07-0026-14 New range safety and range user system antennas for the ECANS project can be seen just behind and to the left of the cockpit on NASA's NF-15B research aircraft.February 26, 2007 NASA Photo / Lori L... More

NASA Altus, Dryden history gallery

NASA Altus, Dryden history gallery

EC02-0162-58 The remotely piloted Altus II aircraft probed lightning development with a variety of specialized instruments and cameras during a month-long study over Florida during the summer of 2002, including... More

NASA Apex, Dryden history gallery

NASA Apex, Dryden history gallery

EC95-43311-1 Apex high-altitude research sailplane mock-up September 26, 1995 NASA Photo / Tony Landis Apex Project Description NASA Identifier: 301663main_EC95-43311-1

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