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NASA tests new alloy to fold wings in flight

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air.

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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite responding to commands

The U.S. Air Force's 460th Space Wing is now "talking" with the fourth Space Based Infrared System  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018.

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Orion spacecraft recovery rehearsal underway

NASA’s new deep space exploration systems will send crew 40,000 miles beyond the Moon, and return them safely home.

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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.


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News Briefs – October 12, 2015

Posted  October 12, 2015

Boeing acquires leading pilot training software provider Boeing Oct. 12 announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency based training content for early stage pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned…

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS working to upgrade F-16 radar

Posted  March 24, 2017

The 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers here is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program. According to its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman,…

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Vietnam vet prefers focus on those who didn’t return

Posted  May 26, 2017

If he were so inclined, retired Army Capt. Jefferson Keel could tell a lot of war stories, having served in Vietnam's Central Highlands as an Airborne Ranger from 1966 to 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and returned to Vietnam again from 1970 to 1971, collecting several Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals in the process.

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Space

Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

Posted  February 29, 2016

Sending soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

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Lockheed Martin awarded U.S. Navy contract for full-rate production of avionics test system

Posted  February 17, 2017

The U.S. Navy has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE:LMT] Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS). Lockheed Martin is set to deliver 63 eCASS stations to the U.S. Navy as part of a $166 million contract. The new eCASS technology has a smaller footprint than the legacy CASS and is faster and more…

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