The DC-8 is being prepared for the IceBridge checkout flight. Therefore next to one of the B-747 Shuttle Carrier at NASA Dryden in California. Credit: NASA/M. Studinger
The NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA. Also Its primary campus is located inside Edwards Air Force Base in California and is considered NASA’s premier site for aeronautical research. Therefore AFRC operates some of the most advanced aircraft in the world and is known for many aviation firsts. Although including critical support for the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight with the Bell X-1.