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Come get a sneak peak of our electric propulsion aircraft, proposed to be an X-plane, at our State of NASA event on Feb.9!

To apply, visit: http://go.usa.gov/cEUtk
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Today NASA remembers those who lost their lives to advance space exploration.

Among those who lost their lives are three pilots who helped to further aeronautics research for the agency and its predecessor organization, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA).

Howard C "Tick Lilly: 1916-1948
Joseph A. Walker: 1921-1966
Richard C. Gray: 1945-1982
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Women@NASA is a project designed to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in hopes that it will inspire girls everywhere to explore the opportunities
available to them through pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Kate McMurtry is the branch chief of operations engineering at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. McMurtry is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the technical and administrative functions for the branch. The mission of the branch is to provide
sound engineering to ensure airworthiness throughout planning, integration and flight of unique systems and flight vehicles.
To read more about Kate, visit: http://go.usa.gov/cPhT3
Click here to read about other women that were featured: http://women.nasa.gov
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#TBT The X-15 pilots clown around in front of the aircraft.

From left to right: USAF Capt. Joseph Engle, USAF Maj. Robert Rushworth, NASA test pilot John "Jack" McKay, USAF Maj. William "Pete" Knight, NASA test pilot Milton Thompson, and NASA test pilot William Dana.
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One of NASA's F-15D Eagle aircraft recently underwent a new paint job to make the jet more visible to both ground cameras and to the chase plane pilots.

For more details visit: http://go.usa.gov/c5JHz

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I find your lack of pressure disturbing. #StarWarsTheForceAwakens

NASA and Star Wars: The Connections Are Strong in This One. Details: http://go.usa.gov/ck4Yb
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We are opening our doors and inviting social media followers to an in-person ‘State of NASA’ event on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event gives guests the rare opportunity to tour NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center and will highlight how how we support agency-wide missions in aeronautics, earth science, technology development and our journey to Mars.

To apply visit: http://go.usa.gov/cEUtk
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Watch as four German educators take flight as Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors onboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). While flying at more than 40,000 feet, the ambassadors will experience SOFIA science and operations first-hand. Educators can take their experience back to the classroom to inspire their students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

For more information on NASA’s flying observatory, visit: http://go.usa.gov/cPFrz
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Women at NASA is a project designed to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in hopes that it will inspire girls everywhere to explore the opportunities available to them through pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Cynthia (C.J.) Bixby is the chief of the Systems Engineering and Integration branch at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Bixby supervises and advises both project chief and system engineers working with other branch chiefs around Armstrong to ensure a healthy pipeline of engineering management candidates.

To read more about C.J., visit: http://go.usa.gov/cP3eG

Click here to read about other women that were featured: http://women.nasa.gov
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#OTD Jan. 13, 2008: NASA's flying observatory, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA),​ makes a low pass over NASA Ames Research Center in California prior to landing at Moffett Federal Airfield for a brief visit. 
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Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper? #StarWarsTheForceAwakens

NASA and Star Wars: The Connections Are Strong in This One. Details: http://go.usa.gov/ck4Yb
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NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (then Dryden) used an F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft as its High Angle-of-Attack (Alpha) Research Vehicle (HARV) in a three-phased flight research project lasting from April 1987 until September 1996. The HARV aircraft had unfortunately been used as a source of spare parts by the Navy, which never expected the aircraft would fly again. It arrived at Dryden in pieces aboard a semitrailer in October 1984, missing 400 parts and having very little documentation on its existing wiring system. Dryden mechanics and technicians had to find substitute parts, cut out all the existing wiring, then assemble the aircraft and rewire it. When they completed the job, they painted the words "Silk Purse" on the side of the fuselage to indicate what they had made from the "Sow's Ear" of cannibalized aircraft parts with which they had begun.

To read more about the F-18 HARV aircraft, click here: http://go.usa.gov/cDc6W

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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.