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In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to...

SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters

https://youtu.be/TXMGu2d8c8g SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters April 11, a year after sending up a sports...

Three Virgin Galactic crew presented with Commercial Astronaut Wings

Courtesy photographChief Pilot, Dave Mackay, Lead Pilot trainer, Mike ‘Sooch’ Masucci and Chief Astronaut Instructor, Beth Moses, presented their astronaut wings by FAA’S...

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye multi-year procurement contract awarded

Navy photographAn E-2D Advanced Hawkeye landing on an aircraft carrier. The U.S. Navy has awarded a multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp....

Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

Air Force photographMaj. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, observes activities with a volunteer from the Columbus Zoo during...

Vandenberg squadron innovates to complete mission

Air Force photographThe 1st Air and Space Test Squadron successfully demonstrated the capability to offload solid rocket motors using mobile rental cranes 28...

Proposed budget balances current, future readiness

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Armando R. LimonSpec. Hayden Harnek, left, mans a M240B machine gun while Spc. Josh Rowe helps with aiming...

Acquisition reform requires culture shift, officials say

Army photograph by Pat MolnarCongress recently provided the Army with more acquisition flexibility to support an accelerated fielding process. The Army can now...

Mercury Seven astronauts introduced to public 60 years ago

NASA photographOn April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,...

Northrop Grumman to provide maintenance, logistics services to U.S. Navy

Navy photographNorthrop Grumman has been selected under NAVAIR's CMMARS IDIQ to support improving naval fleet readiness and ensure mission success. Northrop Grumman has been...