NASA Airborne Science Missions and Platforms

This video is a compilation of recent Airborne Science Program missions and experiments conducted by NASA's core fleet of research aircraft. The core platforms include the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the ER-2 high altitude research aircraft, the DC-8 and P-3 airborne laboratories, the Gulfstream III airborne radar (UAVSAR) platform, and the C-23 Sherpa. To learn more about NASA's research aircraft visit