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Space

Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Posted January 21, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Technology

Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

Posted January 21, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Daryl Knee

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Space

Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Local

High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Posted January 18, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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Technology

First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

Posted January 18, 2019 by R. Nial Bradshaw

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.

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Business

Boeing, United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX, 777

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Boeing and United Airlines have announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Local

Armstrong Chief Scientist Albion Bowers retires

Posted January 18, 2019 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Albion Bowers will soon retire as NASA Chief Scientist but will continue with his true love, mentoring students, whenever possible. Earning a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he began his career with NASA in the Graduate Student Research Program in 1982.

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Defense

Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Posted January 18, 2019 by Lisa Hunter

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Defense

Virtual battlefield represents future of training

Posted January 16, 2019 by Jacqueline M. Hames and Margaret C. Roth

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Business

Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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