NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is located at Edwards AFB, CA, north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert. It is the leading NASA facility for advanced aeronautical research and is home to many memorable flights in aviation history, including Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. These are some of the miscellaneous photos that I have taken there and range from aircraft to NASA buildings. If you are looking for photos of the SR-71s while at NASA, check the Blackbird Image Gallery.

Dryden is a working facility and is not a museum. However, they do offer tours that are highly recommended. However, not all of the areas covered here are on the tour. If you are serious about doing further research on the facility, I recommend that you contact their Public Affairs Office.

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center 2004 Photos

These photos are from my latest visit to NASA Dryden. A lot has changed since 2000, including the construction of a security fence surrounding the main headquarters and a new security checkpoint. This set also includes photos of some of the static displays near the Public Affairs Office.

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center 1999-2000 Photos

These photos are from two different trips to Dryden. Although the photos are lower in resolution compared to the 2004 photos, they include extended areas not generally accessible to the public.

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