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SpaceShipTwo completes another successful glide flight

Posted June 2, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, took to the skies June 1 for its fifth glide flight.

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Flight testing validates waveform capability

Posted January 3, 2018 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force is moving forward to demonstrate the capabilities of the protected tactical waveform through recent flight tests.

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Lockheed Martin begins assembly of JCSAT-17 commercial communications satellite

Posted March 7, 2018 by

The assembly, test and launch operations team at Lockheed Martin has started production of a new commercial satellite, JCSAT-17, that will deliver flexible, high-bandwidth communications to users in Japan and the surrounding region.

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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

Posted December 9, 2016 by

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Team Edwards air-launches target missile to space and back for Missile Defense Agency test

Posted December 11, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Over the summer, the Air Force Test Center sent a C-17 with air and maintenance crews from Edwards to Hawaii, but it was no vacation. The crews worked 24-hour shifts for several months to support a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System over the western Pacific Ocean.

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DOD, DHS to work with governors to deploy Guardsmen to southern border

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen briefs reporters at the White House, April 4, 2018. President Donald J. Trump has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, a top official said April 4. Speaking to reporters at the…

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VH-92A presidential helicopter achieves first flight

Posted August 7, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin announced Aug. 3 the first flight of a VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.

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SpaceX orbits remote sensing spacecraft for Taiwan

Posted September 1, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Taiwan's Formosat-5 satellite has embarked on a five-year mission to demonstrate the small Asian country's indigenous space technology and remote sensing capabilities.

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NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

Posted April 20, 2016 by

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Wash., to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission and its Journey to Mars.

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New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

Posted May 4, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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