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Local

A different look at history

Posted February 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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Defense

Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage

Posted March 16, 2018 by John Ingle

The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.

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Defense

Army secretary lays out modernization vision, priorities in visit to historic Army arsenal

Posted April 4, 2018 by John B. Snyder

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper March 30 made his first visit to the Army's historic Watervliet Arsenal in New York to assess the arsenal's ability to support the rising readiness challenges facing today's and tomorrow's Soldiers.

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Business

U.S. Navy orders thousands of additional APKWS laser-guided rockets

Posted May 9, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets.

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Virgin Galactic conducts second test flight of VSS Unity

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Sir Richard Branson joined Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company teams May 29, on the Mojave Air and Space Port flight line, to witness VSS Unity’s second successful, supersonic, rocket powered test flight.

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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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