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Space

Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

Posted June 18, 2018 by

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 

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Business

SkyGuardian takes off from North Dakota on trans-Atlantic flight

Posted July 11, 2018 by

A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. took off at 12:48 p.m., CDT, July 10 from Grand Forks, N.D., on the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a MALE RPA.

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Business

Boeing to establish new aerospace, autonomy center

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Boeing announced plans Aug. 1 to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new mixed-use district in Kendall Square.

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Space

NASA’s InSight passes halfway to Mars, instruments check in

Posted August 20, 2018 by

NASA's InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well.

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Business

Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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Defense

U.S. Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.

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Space

Northrop Grumman-built Dawn spacecraft successfully concludes historic journey

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman Nov. 1 marked the successful conclusion of the company-built Dawn spacecraft’s mission to the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Defense

Flying High for the Bird’s Eye

Posted November 30, 2018 by Staff Sgt Jenna Bigham

The sights and sounds of air power filled the skies of Utah, as 35 F-35As were launched in a combat power exercise on November 19, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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News

Dream Chaser passes key NASA milestone, full production to start

Posted December 21, 2018 by

SNC photograph Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser lands at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a free-flight test Nov. 11, 2017. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft passed a key milestone for NASA’S Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract, validating design performance and clearing the way for full spacecraft production. The milestone marks completion of Integration…

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Business

Boeing receives $2.4 billion P-8A Poseidon contract from U.S. Navy

Posted January 30, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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