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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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11.25.08 - NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program Announces NRA Research Awards
Awards for research on topics of interest to the Subsonic Rotary Wing Project.
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10.06.08 - NASA Awards Future Vehicle Aircraft Research Contracts
NASA has awarded research contracts worth a total of $12.4 million to six industry teams to study advanced concepts for subsonic and supersonic commercial transport aircraft that could enter service in 25 to 30 years.
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09.22.08 - NASA And Air Force Work To Establish Hypersonic Science Centers
NASA and the United States Air Force are looking for university and industry partners as they work to advance hypersonic research.
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09.04.08 - NASA Challenges Students to Imagine Supersonic Airliner
A new NASA competition is challenging students in high school and college to research and describe a small, supersonic airliner that could enter commercial service in the next decade.
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09.04.08 - NASA Accepts Aeronautics Scholarship Applications
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will accept scholarship applications from Sept. 5, 2008, through Jan. 16, 2009, for the academic year beginning in fall 2009.
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08.22.08 - NASA and ATK Investigate Failed Launch Of Hypersonic Experiments
An Alliant Techsystems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments was destroyed by range safety officials shortly after liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Friday. No injuries or property damage were reported.
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08.04.08 - NASA Names Irvine Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics
NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Jaiwon Shin announces that Thomas B. Irvine will be the deputy associate administrator for the agency's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, effective immediately.
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07.31.08 - NASA Announces Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients
Twenty-five graduate and undergraduate students have been selected as the first recipients of NASA's Aeronautics Scholarship.
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07.14.08 - NASA Evaluates Sensor Technology for Future Aircraft Efficiency
NASA is evaluating an advanced, fiber optic-based sensing technology that could aid development of active control of wing shape.
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07.14.08 - NASA Awards Airspace System Research Contracts
NASA has awarded research contracts worth a total of $12 million to two industry teams to study how the introduction of new aircraft types may affect air traffic management efficiency, aviation safety and the environment in the future.
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07.07.08 - College Students Design Future Aircraft in NASA Competition
Sixty-one students from 14 colleges and universities around the globe have imagined what the next generation of airliners and cargo planes may look like.
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06.13.08 - NASA A Team Recipient of Celebrated Collier Trophy
NASA is part of a team that received one of the most prestigious awards in aviation on June 12. Judges for the Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded by the National Aeronautic Association, chose the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, team of public and private groups to receive the 2007 honor.
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05.21.08 - X-48B Blended Wing Body Flight Tests Enter Second Phase
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and The Boeing Co. are expanding the flight envelope for the X-48B blended wing body research aircraft.
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03.11.08 - NASA Announces Aeronautics Research Opportunities
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has released its "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2008" announcement. The initial version of this announcement solicits research in support of the Supersonics Project.
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02.20.08 - NASA Announces Rotary Wing Aircraft Research Opportunities
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to solicit additional research proposals.
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02.13.08 - NASA Aeronautics Offers University Scholarships
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will accept applications from undergraduate and graduate students between Feb. 22 and Mar. 17, 2008, for its fall 2008 scholarship program.
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02.11.08 - NASA Aviation Safety Program Announces NRA Research Awards
Awards for research on topics of interest to the Aviation Safety Program.
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01.18.08 - NASA Selects Jaiwon Shin to Head Aeronautics Research
Jaiwon Shin has been named as NASA's associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington.
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01.09.08 - Aeronautics Associate Administrator Departs NASA for New Position
Lisa J. Porter, NASA's associate administrator of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, announced Wednesday her decision to leave the agency, effective Feb. 1.
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