I believe I can fly!

toy dog with four men sitting at a table


Did you know NASA is with you when you fly? Every commercial airplane in the United States has NASA technology onboard. And NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is where a lot of that technology is developed and tested. Here I am sitting in on a pilot meeting where the team talked about upcoming NASA airborne missions. I quickly made friends with pilots (left to right) Hernan Posada, Tim Williams, Troy Asher, and Scott Howe. My new friends told me that NASA flies two different types of aircraft: manned and unmanned. Pilots of manned aircraft are physically on board and controlling from the cockpit, and unmanned aircraft have a pilot controlling from a station on the ground. (Credit: Mary Ann Harness)
logo for toy dog mission to space
Traveling in the spirit of a Newfoundland dog that became one of the most famous members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Seaman Jr. will enjoy the sights of our home planet from the International Space Station,including amazing views of our national trails, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Actand NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60th anniversary.

The National Park Service and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invite you to learn more about Seaman, Jr.’s space journey! Follow his blog (go.nps.gov/NewfieNews) for special updates to see all of the missions in space and flashbacks to his training adventures at NASA centers and on the national trails.

Last updated: October 23, 2018