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11.14.13 - NASA, Boeing Finish Tests of 757 Vertical Tail With Advanced Technology
NASA's Ames Research Center and NASA's Langley Research Center, in partnership with The Boeing Co., have completed wind tunnel testing of a full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with active flow control technology.
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09.23.13 - NASA Announces Advanced Composite Research Partnership
NASA has selected six companies from five U.S. states to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification.
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08.28.13 - NASA Helicopter Test a Smash Hit
Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., dropped an old Marine CH-46E helicopter fuselage filled with 15 dummy occupants from a height of about 30 feet Wednesday to test improved seats and seatbelts and gather data on the odds of surviving a helicopter crash.
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08.21.13 - NASA Crashes Helicopter to Study Safety
NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data.
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08.14.13 - NASA Announces New Strategic Vision for Aeronautics Research
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has unveiled a new strategic vision that will better align the work of the agency's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to address looming challenges in global air transportation.
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07.29.13 - NASA and Korean Space Agency Discuss Space Cooperation
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Seung Jo Kim, met in Washington Monday to discuss collaboration in aeronautics research and space exploration, including KARI's robotic lunar mission and NASA's asteroid initiative.
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07.17.13 - NASA Announces 2013 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients
NASA has selected 25 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.
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06.05.13 - NASA Partners With the LEGO Group for Design and Build Contest
NASA and the LEGO Group are partnering to inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers by offering a new design competition. The competition will spur students of all ages to use the toy bricks in building models of future airplanes and spacecraft.
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03.01.13 - NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel
NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude.
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01.07.13 - NASA's Green Aviation Research Throttles Up Into Second Gear
NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that promise future travelers will fly in quieter, greener and more fuel-efficient airliners.
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01.03.13 - NASA Green Aviation Project to Move Into Next Phase of Research
NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project is moving forward with its research efforts to "green" the skies. ERA is developing aircraft concepts and technologies to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment during the next 30 years.
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