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NASA's newest X-plane, the future all-electric X-57 Maxwell, arrived in California last week. The aircraft was shipped from Naples, Italy, and arrived at Empirical Systems Aerospace’s (ESAero) facility at Oceano Airport, near Pismo Beach.

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NASA will be at EAA AirVenture this week to show thousands of attendees how NASA innovation drives our journey to reach new heights, reveal the unknown and benefit all humanity, with a special focus on our contributions to aviation.

To learn more, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xrPbB
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NASA is looking for partners in its efforts to design X-planes to help demonstrate greener, quieter airliner technologies. #FlyNASA

To learn more, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xrPZT
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During a Bring Your Kids to Work Day recently at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, children were invited to fly simulators and learn about life support pressure suits for high-altitude flight. They also engaged in educational activities like an exhibit that enabled attendees to see what it was like repowering the International Space Station.

To learn more visit: http://go.usa.gov/xaD6w
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The Atmospheric Tomography(Atom) mission is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans. Using our DC-8 flying laboratory researchers will discover how much pollution survives to the most remote corners of the earth and assess how the environment has changed as a result.
To learn more about our ATom mission, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xcbSC
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One of our research pilots snaps a quick selfie before take off in one of our F/A-18 aircraft. Our F/A-18 is currently being used to study ways of mitigating the sonic boom.

To learn more about the research we are doing in supersonics, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xxXbm

Photo Credit: Hernan Posada
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AT @EAA #OSH16? Come check out the NASA Pavilion in Aviation Gateway Park next to Innovation Center.
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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California hosted media representatives on July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

For more information: http://go.usa.gov/xrPYQ
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The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) was used at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, then Dryden, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the moon's airless environment. Neil Armstrong —said the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation that resulted from the LLRVs. #Apollo11
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NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman flew onboard our flying observatory, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). #NASABeyond

Read all about her flight: http://go.usa.gov/xaWqe
Photo Credit: Ola Thorsen, U.S. Dept. of State
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#ICYMI: A two-month flight test series recently came to a close, concluding an essential stage in our research into technologies that support safe integration of Unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System.

To read more, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xcVFB
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A two-month flight test series recently came to a close, concluding an essential stage in our research into technologies that support safe integration of Unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System.

To read more, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xcVFB
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The Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. NASA Armstrong is critical in carrying out the agency's missions of space exploration, space operations, scientific discovery, and aeronautical research and development. 

Located at Edwards, California, in the western Mojave Desert, Armstrong Flight Research Center 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.