NASA’s DC-8 Completes Final Mission, Set to Retire – NASA

NASA’s DC-8 Completes Final Mission, Set to Retire – NASA

After 37 years of successful airborne science missions, NASA’s DC-8 aircraft completed its final mission and returned to the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Building 703 in Palmdale, California, on April 1. The DC-8 and crew were welcomed back with a celebratory water salute by the U.S Air Force Plant 42 Fire Department after completing … Read more

Langley Celebrates Women’s History Month: The Langley ASIA-AQ Team – NASA

Langley Celebrates Women’s History Month: The Langley ASIA-AQ Team – NASA

In honor of Women’s History Month, we caught up with the ASIA-AQ team on the other side of the Earth and asked the women from Langley about their inspirations and challenges as scientists. The ASIA-AQ (Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality) mission is an international cooperative field study designed to address local air … Read more

NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study – NASA

NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study – NASA

NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air we breathe. In collaboration with Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), the Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, or ASIA-AQ mission, will collect detailed atmospheric data over several locations in … Read more

NASA’s DC-8 to Fly Low-Altitude Over Central Valley, CA – NASA

NASA’s DC-8 to Fly Low-Altitude Over Central Valley, CA – NASA

What: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft will fly over Central Valley and surroundings areas as part of an air quality field study. Residents in the areas below will see and hear the aircraft as it flies to achieve these measurements.   Where: Central Valley, CA and surrounding areas  When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at mid-morning to early … Read more

Contributions of the DC-8 to Earth System Science at NASA: A Workshop – NASA

Contributions of the DC-8 to Earth System Science at NASA: A Workshop – NASA

Call for Papers Date: August 13–14, 2024Location: Washington, D.C. Jointly organized by the NASA History Office and the Earth Science Division, this workshop seeks to document the important contributions of airborne campaigns implemented on NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory. The workshop will be a combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and roundtables. The intention is … Read more

NASA and Partners Study Contrail Formation

NASA and Partners Study Contrail Formation

In a collaboration between multiple partners in the aviation industry, NASA is helping determine if the latest advances in aircraft engines and fuels can reduce atmospheric warming from condensation trails. Those condensation trails can trap heat in our atmosphere under specific conditions and increase the impact the aviation industry has on global warming. NASA partnered … Read more

NASA Helps Study One of the World’s Most Diverse Ecosystems – NASA

NASA Helps Study One of the World’s Most Diverse Ecosystems – NASA

NASA satellite and airborne tools aid an international team studying biodiversity on land and in the water around South Africa. An international team of researchers spent October and November 2023 in the field studying one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas – South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region. As part of the effort, researchers … Read more