flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA … /KEDW/KEDW
I was checking local activity this AM and noticed this (assuming) RQ-4 Global Hawk currently at 55,000+ feet.
I am assuming this is affiliated with Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards.
I found this interesting: absoluteastronomy.com/topics … lobal_Hawk
In December 2007, two Global Hawks were transferred from the U.S. Air Force to NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. Initial research activities beginning in the second quarter of 2009 will support NASA’s high-altitude, long-duration Earth science missions. The two Global Hawks were the first and sixth aircraft built under the original DARPA Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program, and were made available to NASA when the Air Force had no further need for them. Northrop Grumman is an operational partner with NASA and will use the aircraft to demonstrate new technologies and to develop new markets for the aircraft, including possible civilian uses.