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Space

Partnership, teamwork enable landmark science glovebox launch to ISS

Posted September 24, 2018 by

As the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-IIB rocket carries NASA's Life Sciences Glovebox toward its berth on the International Space Station, hardware specialists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and their partners around the world are eager to initiate new, high-value biological research in Earth orbit.

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Defense

Army innovation through re-engineering

Posted September 24, 2018 by Crystal Chadwick

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled ten muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts.

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Local

Tailwheel: The mascot of War Eagle Field

Posted September 21, 2018 by Bob Alvis

As the saying goes, if you’re performing, never follow a child or animal act for you will surely fail! My apologies to anyone who has ever fallen victim to that, because this issue’s story is a yarn of a beloved pet that sure goes a long way in bringing a smile to one’s face.

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Technology

BAE Systems eyes novel way of flying

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Experts at BAE Systems are developing technologies to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. As military domains become more contested, technologies become more complex, and sources of data multiply it is crucial that pilots are able to quickly access, assess and act on critical information.

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Space

Final Delta II launch orbits NASA polar ice probe

Posted September 21, 2018 by Peter W. Merlin

Liftoff of a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 15 marked the end of an era for a workhorse launch vehicle and a significant leap forward for environmental science. The booster — the last of its type — carried NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a state-of-the-art climate observation probe. The spacecraft is equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind to measure the average annual changes in Earth’s polar ice sheets.

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Local

NASA selects three ideas to pursue that could help transform aviation

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Like a collection of savvy entrepreneurs gathered to hear new business proposals in a “shark tank,” NASA’s aeronautical innovators always are looking for the “next best thing.”

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Local

Barbecue brings test pilots together

Posted September 21, 2018 by Diane Betzler

What started as a friendly gesture more than 20 years ago has become a family tradition for the Hansen family as, Antelope Valley, Calif., residents Al and Cathy Hansen celebrate with the men and women who graduate from local test pilot schools.

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Space & Technology

NASA tests space tech on UP Aerospace rocket

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Three NASA technology demonstration payloads launched aboard UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 mission from Spaceport America in New Mexico on Sept. 12. The suborbital rocket carried an umbrella-like heat shield called Adaptable Deployable Entry and Placement Technology.

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Army photograph by Sean Kimmons
Veterans

Green Berets finally together in Arlington after decades-long search

Posted September 21, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Judi Boyer-Bouchard gently rubbed her fingers across her brother's name etched into a white marble headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. With two bundles of flowers in her other hand, she leaned over and placed one against the headstone. It was the first time she had seen the solemn marker for Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer, a 22-year-old Special Forces Soldier who disappeared in 1968 during a covert mission in Laos.

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Space

Northrop Grumman successfully completes first qualification test of new rocket motor for ULA Atlas V

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman conducted its first ground test of a 63-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) Sept. 20 in Promontory, Utah. Utilizing advanced technologies, the company developed this new rocket motor for use on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.

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