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Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – Digital Edition, December 7, 2018 Some exciting milestones and great “people pieces” are ready for you, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review. Click on the link below for a digital…

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‘I’ve been shot at in a lot of countries’

After Vietnam War service as a Seabee (Naval Construction Battalions), and Army duty as a paratrooper and Green Beret, it would have been a good time to call it a day for Master Sgt. Robert Mahoney. Then, the Iraq War happened. His wife issued an order, the kind that lets even a Green Beret master sergeant know who is in charge.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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Experimental wing verified during loads testing

Structural tests on a uniquely designed, high-aspect ratio, light-weight test wing this fall proved new design and fabrication methods. The 39-foot-long Passive Aeroelastic Tailored (PAT) wing could eventually enable full-scale longer, thinner wings that maximize structural efficiency, reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, crewmates arrive aboard ISS

Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday. The Soyuz carrying Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Oleg Konenenko of Roscosmos launched at 6:31 a.m., EST, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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Headlines – December 7, 2018

Posted  December 7, 2018

News Investigation blames Air Force and Navy for systemic failures in fatal Marine Corps C-130 crash that killed 16 – The horrific KC-130T plane crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor last summer was caused by a deteriorating propeller blade that was corroded when it entered an Air Force maintenance depot in 2011, but…

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News Briefs – December 7, 2018

Posted  December 7, 2018

U.S. envoy for Afghan peace in Pakistan for talks on Taliban Washington’s special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s bloody 17-year-old war met Dec. 4 with Pakistani officials, and a Taliban official said four members from the group’s political office in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar were also in the Pakistani…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Posted  December 7, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – Digital Edition, December 7, 2018 Some exciting milestones and great “people pieces” are ready for you, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review. Click on the link below for a digital…

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Photograph by Dennis Anderson
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‘I’ve been shot at in a lot of countries’

Posted  December 7, 2018

After Vietnam War service as a Seabee (Naval Construction Battalions), and Army duty as a paratrooper and Green Beret, it would have been a good time to call it a day for Master Sgt. Robert Mahoney. Then, the Iraq War happened. His wife issued an order, the kind that lets even a Green Beret master sergeant know who is in charge.

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Lockheed Martin, Airbus sign agreement on aerial refueling

Posted  December 7, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph Michele Evans, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President, and Fernando Alonso, Airbus Defence and Space Head of Military Aircraft, shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Agreement between the two companies to explore future air refueling capabilities. Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the…

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