Tag Archives: Armstrong Flight Research Center

NASA Posts New Electric X-Plane Concept Images

NASA has unveiled concept art graphics of the space agency's all-electric, piloted X-plane designed to demonstrate quieter, environment-friendly flights. The space agency said Thursday its X-57 Maxwell aircraft features an all-electric configuration with a high-aspect ratio wing for reduced flight drag, as seen in the images.

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NASA Awards Vertex Aerospace $150M IDIQ Contract to Support AFRC Aircraft Operations; Ed Boyington Quoted

Vertex Aerospace has received a five-year, $150 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, mixed contract for aircraft operations support at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California, the company announced on Monday.  

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NASA Picks 25 Space Tech Platforms Under ‘Flight Opportunities’ Program

NASA has awarded 20 industry and academic organizations funds worth approximately $10M combined to develop their proposed space technology platforms for commercial test flights under the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. The space agency said Thursday the 25 selected technologies deal with two topic areas meant to support NASA’s lunar exploration objectives through the Artemis program.

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NASA Initiates Study on Physiological Effects of High-Performance Flights

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has initiated a new series of in-flight tests that aims to identify the physiological effects of high-performance aircraft flights on the human body.

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center at Langley Research Center will monitor the breathing of five NASA pilots operating different airplanes and equipment in various flight conditions, the agency said Wednesday.

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NASA Study: Biofuels Can Reduce Jet Engine Particle Emission

A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …

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NASA, AFRL, FlexSys Test ‘Morphing Wing’ Tech; Jaiwon Shin Comments

NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center has worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys to conduct a series of research flights to test the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge “morphing wing” technology. The agency said Wednesday the 22 initial flight tests are part of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project, which targets improved fuel economy, operational efficiency and reduced …

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NASA Issues Call for Airborne Astronomical Observatory Program Partners

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NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center has issued a request for information to seek potential partners for conducting research and development activities by using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft. According to the RFI posted Tuesday on FedBizOpp, the agency wants interested partners to arrange flights on the airborne astronomical observatory. Questions and responses are …

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