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Greeting visiting students

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Fifty one volunteers welcomed 156 middle school boys and girls to Mclean Lab, during the 2013 Young Engineers and Scientists! conference April 20 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif.

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First Boeing 702 medium power satellite sends initial signals from space

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from Intelsat 22, the first of a series of 702MP (medium power) satellites it is delivering for Intelsat. The signals…

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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Northrop Grumman delivers AEHF Flight 4 antenna precision pointing unit

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Northrop Grumman recently delivered an electronics unit that precisely positions a highly sophisticated suite of antennas for the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite.

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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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SMC hosts Industry Days

Posted October 26, 2012 by Sarah Corrice

Dr. Wanda Austin, Aerospace Corporation president and CEO, moderates an industry panel discussion about meeting new challenges at SMC Industry Days, Oct. 3. Other panel members include Craig Cooning, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.; Stan Dubyn, Millennium Space Systems; and Tom Wilson, ATK Space Division.     Maj….

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USS Iowa sits at anchor

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

The USS Iowa sits at anchor off Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. The battleship is being prepared for berthing in San Pedro, Calif., as a floating museum.

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LAAFB Celebrates 2013 Earth Day

Posted April 26, 2013 by Sarah Corrice

Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., celebrated Earth Day with displays to educate base personnel about green or eco-friendly businesses and organizations, and promote greater involvement of in local sustainability initiatives. Event highlights included: – E-waste recycling for proper disposal of old, unused TVs, laptops, computer towers and monitors, gaming consoles, etc. – A shredding…

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Base personnel take part in local Read Across America events

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Approximately 20 Los Angeles AFB military and civilian personnel read to students at various schools across the south bay during the annual Read Across America celebration. March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and most of the events were themed around his stories and held on his actual birthday. This year, base personnel and their family…

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Base computers migrating to central Air Force network

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Computer users at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., will soon migrate to the central Air Force Network. Over a 40-day period beginning July 23, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network users and e-mail addresses into the AFNet. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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