NASA

June 26, 2013 - 1:40pm

NASA Langley Research Center and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced at the Paris Air Show that NASA will join CCAM as a government member. The move will create opportunities for joint participation in research and development of new surface-engineering technologies and manufacturing systems. NASA’s expertise, combined with the manufacturing capabilities of CCAM members, will speed the process of bringing novel technologies to market sooner, the agency said.

February 21, 2013 - 3:15pm

Aerion has started its next round of high-speed test flights, in conjunction with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, to validate the laminar-flow wing for its supersonic business jet. These tests, using a test article mounted under the centerline of NASA’s F-15B research aircraft and flown at speeds up to Mach 2.0, are intended to measure the real-world robustness of supersonic natural laminar flow. Information from these tests will help define manufacturing standards for surface quality and assembly tolerances of the proposed SSBJ’s laminar-flow wing.

August 29, 2012 - 4:31pm
Neil Armstrong (NASA)

The passing of Neil Armstrong comes as a shock. Surely the first human to set foot on another celestial body would never succumb to something as predictable and inevitable as mortality? But succumb he did, last Saturday (August 25), from complications following cardiovascular procedures.

June 5, 2012 - 4:44pm

Aerion announced a collaborative effort yesterday with NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, to mature the space agency’s new supersonic inlet (Supin) computer code. The software has been developed to perform aerodynamic design and analysis on engine inlets for future high-speed aircraft, such as Aerion’s proposed supersonic business jet (SSBJ).

May 21, 2012 - 2:42pm
Enterprise on back of NASA shuttle carrier 747

“Tranquility Base here, the Enterprise has landed.”
While it might not have been as dramatic as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touching down on the moon, for New York City, April 27 was known as the day the city got a space shuttle.

August 17, 2011 - 11:30am

Why some engines fail in flight is the subject of a new NASA research program. “There is a question regarding the effect that moisture has on newer-technology engines.

July 22, 2011 - 8:16am
The July 21 landing of the space shuttle Atlantis marked the end of a 30-year...

After a span of 30 years the space shuttle program ended on July 21 when Atlantis landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing represented the conclusion of the 135th flight of the reusable space plane, and for me, the end of the only manned space program I had ever really known.

September 30, 2010 - 5:49am

A NASA Earth science field experiment is being conducted from a temporary base at SheltAir’s FBO facility at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood (Fla.) International Airport. The FBO is assisting the Grip (for genesis and rapid intensification processes) experiment during the peak of South Florida’s hurricane season.

September 9, 2010 - 12:10pm

A NASA Earth science field experiment is being conducted from a temporary base at SheltAir’s FBO facility at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood (Fla.) International Airport. The FBO is assisting the Grip (for genesis and rapid intensification processes) experiment during the peak of South Florida’s hurricane season.

July 1, 2009 - 7:25am

Deborah Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board since June 2004, was nominated by President Obama last month to become the 12th chairman of the board. If confirmed, she will take over the position from vice chair Mark Rosenker, who has been serving as acting chairman since last August, when his two-year term as chairman expired.

 
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