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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.

10.08.15 - NASA, Global Aviation Leaders Talk Green Aviation and More at Annual Summit
Representatives from 21 aviation research organizations around the world came together this week at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California to explore solutions for many of today’s most significant aviation challenges.
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07.17.15 - NASA Assists in FAA-Approved Drone Medical Supply Delivery Research
Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly known as a drone, during research flights to a medical clinic in Wise County Friday.
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06.29.15 - NASA Invites Media to Tour VIPR, Aeronautics Research Project
NASA will host a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California on Thursday, July 9.
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06.24.15 - NASA-Developed Air Traffic Management Tool Flies Into Use
A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies. The software, called Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (previously called TSS, now TSAS), will help air traffic controllers manage airspace within a doughnut-shaped region of sky that begins five miles from a major airport and extends outward about 35 miles. This new technology will allow pilots to better use flight deck automation to fly fuel-efficient, optimized profile descents.
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06.23.15 - NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems
NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Through the agency’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS-NAS) project, NASA, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Honeywell International, Inc., are flying a series of tests which began on June 17 and will run through July at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
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06.22.15 - NASA Selects Six Wild Ideas in Aviation for Further Study
NASA has selected six proposals to study transformative ideas that might expand what's possible in aviation, shifting the boundary between fantastic and futuristic. During a day-long meeting in April, 17 teams pitched their ideas to NASA managers. The ideas ranged from environmentally-friendly electric propulsion that uses an aircraft's structure as a battery, to computer programs that safely allow new airplane designs to go more quickly from concept to use.
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06.16.15 - NASA, German Aerospace Center Partner for Research into Advanced Aircraft
NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and advance research into rotorcraft, two projects that extend years of vital cooperation between the two agencies. The agreements were signed at the Paris Air Show during a bilateral meeting.
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06.03.15 - NASA Invests in Future of Aviation with Supersonic Research Projects
Quieter, greener supersonic travel is the focus of eight studies selected by NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology Project to receive more than $2.3 million in funding for research that may help overcome the remaining barriers to commercial supersonic flight.
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06.01.15 - NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts
Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings NASA recently tested on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757. NASA and Boeing engineers spent about two weeks in Shreveport, Louisiana, testing non-stick wing coatings designed to shed insect residue and help reduce aircraft fuel consumption.
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05.21.15 - NASA, Canadian Agency Renew Agreement to Reduce Aviation Icing Risks
On hand to sign the renewal agreement Thursday at the NRC offices in Ottawa, Ontario, were Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, and Ian Potter, the NRC’s vice-president of engineering.
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05.12.15 - NASA Cohosts Forum on Managing Expanding Unmanned Aerial System Traffic
NASA and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are partnering to cosponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Convention: A New Era in Aviation, July 28-30, at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
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05.08.15 - NASA’s Langley Research Center Named Vertical Flight Heritage Site
NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was recognized Friday for its decades of contributions to the advancement of helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.
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04.28.15 - NASA Successfully Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation
NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology that has the potential to save millions of dollars annually in fuel costs, reduce airframe weight and decrease aircraft noise during takeoffs and landings.
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04.20.15 - NASA Wraps Up First Green Aviation Tests on Boeing ecoDemonstrator
NASA researchers have wrapped up a series of flight experiments with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane, testing technologies designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
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03.03.15 - NASA Hosts Events to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of NACA
NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its antecedent, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), with several events highlighting the historic committee’s contribution to the nation’s space program and aeronautics research.
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