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P.O. Box 273
Edwards, CA 93523
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Dryden Flight Research Center is NASA's premier flight research and test organization for the validation of high- risk, pioneering aerospace technology, space exploration concepts, and the conduct of science mission observations. Located at Edwards, Calif., in the western Mojave Desert, Dryden is uniquely situated to take advantage of the excellent year-round flying weather, remote area, and visibility to test some of the nation's most exciting air vehicles. For 60 years, projects at Dryden have led to major advancements in the design and capabilities of many state-of-the-art civilian and military aircraft. The newest, the fastest, the highest - all have made their debut in the vast, clear desert skies over Dryden. Dryden Flight Research Center plays a vital role in advancing technology and science through flight. Here, we demonstrate America's leadership in aeronautics and space technology as we continue to push the envelope to revolutionize aviation and pioneer aerospace technology.


Advancing technology and science through flight. Dryden Flight Research Center accomplishes this mission by performing flight research and technology integration to revolutionize aviation and pioneer aerospace technology, validating space exploration concepts, conducting airborne remote sensing and science missions, and supporting operations of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station for NASA and the nation.

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A Measurable Difference: Bridge Versus Loop
A New Twist Makes Rotating Machinery More Efficient and Quieter
Active multistable twisting device
Advanced Air Data Systems for Commercial Aircraft
Aerodynamics Research Revolutionizes Truck Design
Automate Optimization and Design Tasks Across Disciplines with Object-Oriented Optimization Tool 2.0
Chapter 10 Tools: Solving the Challenges of Varying Implementations of the IRIG Standard
Cryogenic liquid level sensor apparatus and method
Cryogenic liquid level sensor apparatus and method
Cryogenic liquid level sensor apparatus and method


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Armstrong's Building 703 in Palmdale
Bldg. 0703 - Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility
Bldg. 4800 - Research Development & Test Facility
Bldg. 4820 - Flight Loads Laboratory
Bldg. 4824 - Communications Building
Bldg. 4840 - Research Aircraft Integration Facility
Bldg. 4982 - Aeronautical Tracking Facility
Bldg. 703 Mirror Coating Facility
Consolidated Information Technology Center
Dryden Aeronautical Test Range



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The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,or EPSCoR,establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a state's or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. Twenty-four states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam currently participate.Fivefederal agencies conduct EPSCoR programs, including NASA.

NASA EPSCoR Jurisdictions and their Directors
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The goal of EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research.

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