Welcome to the Dryden Blog

As center director, let me be the first to welcome you to the Dryden blog site. This is an exciting new Web feature we are embarking on to provide you with additional perspectives on our many projects. 

As an engineer, I find myself in a constant struggle to convey information in a technically accurate manner while at the same time keeping it in terms understandable by non-engineers. On the flip side, I am often troubled with the responsibility of explaining the vagaries of federal government management, planning, and budgeting to an engineering community that expects exact answers. The great thing about a blog is that you have the opportunity to help guide the level of detail being provided.As we share information on our projects, I would like to encourage you to leave comments and tell us what you think! 

Through this blog site, we hope to introduce the human perspective to the technical work we do and the technical considerations inherent in managing complex engineering projects. I am inviting people from throughout the Dryden organization to post updates on their work and share the challenges and accomplishments they face in their daily activities. Over time, I expect that topics covered in this forum will reflect the diversity of our workforce both in terms of expertise and the projects we support. 

If there is a particular topic or item you would like to learn more about, leave us a comment and we will do our best to post the information.  Thank you for taking time to visit the Dryden Blog. 

David McBride


NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

8 thoughts on “Welcome to the Dryden Blog”

  1. Congratulations on the blog. I look forward to seeing what Dryden is up to here. I hope to see some of your folks on Twitter as well!

  2. Dryden does maintain a Twitter account, our account name is NASADryden. Thanks for the comment. Kevin

  3. to whom it may concern:

    We would like to contact the director of NASA. We are sure we can get that a mass be thrusted to space with a speed of 60000-100000 km/per hour.


    Dr. Luis Amador, Researcher.

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  5. This is my first time to visit this blog. I look forward for more interesting article.

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