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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

Posted May 19, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Johanna Lucht, observing data from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, received flight communications from an interpreter, seen on Lucht’s monitor, through American Sign Language. Two-way visual communication was established between Lucht and the interpreter, located at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, for…

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Veteran generations: ‘We Are The Doughboys’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

We are coming up on a round of centennials, and these won't be as easy to track as many of the anniversary dates that have been arranged around significant World War II historic events.

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Northrop Grumman Foundation announces Space Camp® scholarships for students, teachers

Posted July 12, 2017 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp®, July 9-14 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Ala. The awards include one teacher and one student scholarship for Desert Junior-Senior High School at Edwards…

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HT AV March 3, 2017

Posted March 3, 2017 by tomlear

U.S. Air Force Airman Deontae C. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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NASA showcases aeronautics at Balloon Fiesta

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jay Levine

A virtual rainbow of hot air balloons will grace a canvas of southwestern sky at the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico from Oct. 7-15.

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

Posted October 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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NASA to test in-flight folding spanwise adaptive wing to enhance aircraft efficiency

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NASA is developing and validating a system that will allow part of an aircraft’s wing to fold in flight to increase efficiency through wing adaptation.

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Research could lead to better, safer wings

Posted November 1, 2017 by Jay Levine

A uniquely instrumented wing will allow researchers to investigate advanced methods of monitoring flight loads, which could lead to improved flight safety.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted June 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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