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The long, narrow wings of NASA's Altair are designed to allow the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to maintain long-duration flight at high altitudes.


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12.20.06 - President Bush Signs National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy
NASA ARMD contributed to this new policy that defines principles to guide federal aeronautics research and development activities through 2020.
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11.16.06 - NASA Announces New Systems Engineering Award Competition
NASA has partnered with SAE International on a new award opportunity where university students work with NASA engineers to design and build a radio-controlled aircraft.
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11.15.06 - NASA Airspace Systems Program Announces NRA Research Awards
Awards for research on topics of interest to the Airspace Systems Program.
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08.07.06 - NASA, Air Force Agree to Aeronautics Cooperation
NASA and the United States Air Force have formed an aeronautics research partnership.
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07.28.06 - NASA High-Temperature Tunnel Hosts Engine Test at Hypersonic Speed
NASA's High-Temperature Tunnel at Langley Research Center was used by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne for the first-ever closed-loop hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet propulsion system tests at hypersonic conditions. (Release from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne)
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07.17.06 - NASA Selects 20 Teachers for Airspace Systems Education Cohort
NASA has selected 20 award-winning teachers from the Nation's K-12 classrooms to join a specially-trained network of teacher-mentors who use NASA-developed materials.
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04.20.06 - Loss of Aviation Pioneer A. Scott Crossfield
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on the tragic death of famed test pilot Albert Scott Crossfield.
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02.08.06 - Industry Uses NASA Wind Tunnels to Design New Airplanes
NASA-developed wind tunnel technology is being used by the Boeing Company to test new aviation concepts before applying them in flight.
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01.30.06 - NASA Test Gives Pilots Better Weather Forecasts
NASA researchers see 10 to 20 percent reduction in forecast errors during initial testing of a new airborne sensor designed to automatically sense and report atmospheric conditions.
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01.12.06 - NASA Restructures Aeronautics Research
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate announces restructuring of research programs and a return to long-term investment in fundamental research.
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