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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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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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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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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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Business

First F-16V with advanced AESA radar takes to the skies over Fort Worth

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the maiden flight of the F-16V, the latest and most advanced F-16 on the market today.

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Space

NASA mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping Martian atmosphere

Posted November 6, 2015 by

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.

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Space & Technology

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

Posted November 25, 2015 by

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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