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Historic battleship becoming Naval museum in Southern California

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Eric Risberg

Firing its 16-inch guns in the Arabian Sea, the USS Iowa shuddered. As the sky turned orange, a blast of heat from the massive guns washed over the battleship. This was the Iowa of the late 1980s, at the end of...

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates compact, rugged solid-state laser for military applications

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE™ family of high-energy...

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Northrop Grumman completes flight hardware for tower supporting space telescope mirrors, science instruments

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has completed the flight composite components for the structure that connects the Optical Telescope Element to the spacecraft on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft….

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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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Overcoming cultural and language barriers in a time of need

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Susan Wong-Tworek

Cultural and language barriers can be difficult to overcome for immigrant military members and even more so for the members’ families. This is a true story of the Air Force family helping an Air Force member’s...

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Northrop Grumman’s key spacecraft structure for Webb telescope passes design review

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope continues to move ahead rapidly, with Northrop Grumman completing engineering design of the structure that supports the sunshield and keeps it aligned. The sunshield support structure has passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to be manufactured. The structure will hold the sunshield in…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphere(TM) laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly of Near Infrared Camera for space telescope

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly of the Near Infrared Camera Instrument Modules. NIRCam is the prime near-infrared imaging instrument for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The work was done at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where environmental testing is about…

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Holocaust survivor shares her “miracle” story

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Capt. Angelic Dolan

Holocaust survivor Regina Hirsch shared her terrifying experiences and the miracle of survival during the Space and Missile Systems Center Holocaust Observance, April 18 at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The purpose of the observance is to reflect upon and never forget...

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SMC airmen lend a hand at Operation U.S. Mint

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Capt. Adam Zanotti passes a box of Girl Scout cookies to a young girl assisting in Operation U.S. Mint April 17, 2012. Operation U.S. Mint is a partnership between the Girls Scouts organization and the United Services Organization to donate Girl Scout cookies to the U.S. military. More than 18,000…

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