Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

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Space

NASA: Commercial partners key to sustainable moon presence

Posted May 25, 2018 by

As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

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Defense

Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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Defense

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Space

Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

Posted May 23, 2018 by John Antczak

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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Local

AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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News

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

Posted May 23, 2018 by

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Defense

Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kat Bailey

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Business

Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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Space & Technology

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lunar robotic missions.

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Space

NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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