NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Remembering Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

Remembering Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The SR-71 Blackbird In the 1960’s, the US Air Force (USAF) developed the SR-71 Blackbird, a plane that could travel… Read More

2 months ago

Boeing to transform this MD-90 jet into X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator to test Transonic Truss-Braced Wing configuration

From MD-90 to X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Boeing has ferried an MD-90 airplane to the company’s site in Palmdale where… Read More

9 months ago

The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The only other woman to have flown aboard the legendary SR-71 Blackbird was Congresswoman Beverly Byron who rode as a… Read More

1 year ago

NASA bids farewell to SOFIA: the unique Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope made its last flight

NASA Boeing 747SP, registration N747NA, modified to carry a reflecting telescope for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), operated… Read More

2 years ago

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first supersonic flight, USAF and NASA Jets will compete to determine which will be first to go supersonic during Edwards AFB Airshow

The event will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Air Force and the first supersonic flight, by then-Capt. Chuck Yeager… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows first of three “new” F/A-18B Hornets arriving at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

The second F/A-18B is coming from NAS Patuxent River and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The third… Read More

5 years ago