NASA Armstrong (@NASAArmstrong )

NASA Armstrong

Bio The Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASAs primary center for atmospheric flight research & operations. IG:@NASAArmstrong
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Twitter Web App : The first human on the Moon took his first rocket-powered flight (in the X-1B) #OTD in 1957. Before he was an astronaut, Neil Armstrong worked as an NACA, then NASA, research pilot and tested aircraft including the X-1B and the X-15 (pic below).

iPhone : 🗣 Astronomers: We are accepting observing proposals!

🧲 Studying the universe with infrared light reveals celestial magnetic fields, like those in the Cigar Galaxy.

🗓️ Proposals are due September 6. Details:

Twitter Web App : Last week, the FIREX-AQ mission flew ✈️ directly through a large fire cloud ☁️ in eastern Washington, getting a rare, first-hand look at the chemistry of this unusual cloud created by smoke from the Williams Flats fire.

Twitter Web App : We’re hiring an Aerospace Engineer NASA Armstrong in #CA! Our engineers work across diverse teams—in this role, you’ll work with project managers, engineers, and pilots to develop and evaluate aerospace flight systems: (Vacancy closes 8/14) #NASAJobs

Twitter Web App : Today, the Prandtl-M/Mars Glider Swarm team was hard @ work performing its 1st drop from a tethered blimp to test the its ability w/zero airspeed. The team is closer to releasing Prandtl–M @ 100k ft alt, simulating the flight conditions of Mars atmosphere

Twitter Web App : After years of research, data collection & flight tests NASA Armstrong Prandtl-D aircraft has demonstrated the ability to enhance controllability.
🦅 Prandtl-D’s Next Mission?
Smithsonian Institution, California Science Center

Twitter Web App : PSA: to our local communities in the #AntelopeValley, were doing some supersonic research & it appears that #SonicBooms are being heard further out than normal. We may have a few more this morning. Thank you all for your patience.💥More about sonic booms:

iPhone : 🎂In honor of Neil Armstrong's birthday we present to you a unique NASA StoryTime: Meeting Neil Armstrong.
Featured in this StoryTime, Chief Test Pilot NASA Armstrong David Nils Larson recalls a few interactions w/fellow Pilot, Neil Armstrong. #Apollo50th

Twitter Web App : Neil Armstrong is remembered for many feats, including breaking records in aviation and spaceflight. On his birthday, we remember the man who inspired millions when he walked on the surface of the Moon. More:

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Twitter Web App : We hope all of Neil Armstrong's wishes came true during his #birthday celebration in quarantine, 50 years ago today. Today, we #Remember him on what would be his 89th birthday.

Twitter Web App : Calling all professional astronomers: Youre invited to a webinar on Aug. 9!
Well discuss:

📝 Creating and enhancing observing proposals
🔭 Integration times and observing strategies
👩‍💻 Live demos and detailed proposal examples
🙋‍♂️ Q&A

Join us:

Twitter Web App : 110 years ago #OTD, the U.S. Army bought a two-seat observation aircraft from the Wright brothers for $30,000, making the 1909 Military Flyer the worlds first military airplane. The plane was used for flight training, then given to the Smithsonian in 1911.

Twitter Web App : Have you heard the news? Todays students are part of the Artemis Generation! But, what exactly is Artemis? 🤔

Learn all about this exciting new adventure at

Twitter Web App : Today in 1911, Harriet Quimby became the first American woman to receive a pilots license. She would later become the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Twitter Web App : From July 22–28, 2019 NASA Aeronautics was at EAA AirVenture, the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration! Take a look back at news, photos, and videos from the event. ⚡️ #OSH19…

iPhone : This years Southern Hemisphere observations are complete. ✅ From Christchurch, New Zealand, we studied:

💥 Supernova
🕳️ Black Holes
🌌 Distant galaxies
✨ Newborn Stars

Now were back at NASA Armstrong preparing for more from the Northern Hemisphere!

Twitter Web App : At NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Calibration Laboratory, more than 80% of what the staff does focuses on preparing tools used to work on aircraft, gauges used in the cockpit, or the equipment & meters used to service aircraft 🛠⚖️⛓

Twitter Web App : 5 years ago #OTD, we announced our plans for the #Mars2020 rover. Now were just one year to launch! The clock is ticking, but you can still be part of the mission. Be a part of history and submit your name to be sent to Mars until Sept. 30: