Pilots Troy Asher and Stu Broce walk out of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center’s (AFRC) hangar in Palmdale, California, toward the flight line. In addition to aeronautics research, Flight Operations personnel support such missions as the Mars Perseverance Rover, slated to launch in July 2020.

Armstrong’s Building 703 in Palmdale opened in 2007 at the former Rockwell International/North American Aircraft production facility in Palmdale. The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners endorsed a 20-year lease agreement with NASA for use of a large hangar and surrounding acreage at the facility adjacent to U.S. Air Force Plant 42.

Specialized science platform aircraft, such as the DC-8 flying laboratory, high-altitude research aircraft ER-2s, C-20A, Gulfstream III and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, are based at the facility. Building 703 contains about 422,000 square feet of floor space, including 210,000 square feet in the central hangar area and an equivalent amount of office space on four floors.

Learn more on NASA Armstrong: www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong

Image Credit: NASA/Lauren Hughes



其中,DC-8飞行实验室、高空研究飞机ER-2s、C-20A、Gulfstream III和平流层红外天文观测台等国产化科学平台飞机均设在该设施。703号建筑面积约为42.2万平方英尺,其中中央机库面积为21万平方英尺,四层为同等面积的办公空间。

如欲了解有关NASA Armstrong的更多信息,请访问:www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong

图片来源:NASA / Lauren Hughes

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