November 19, 2012

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NASA photograph by Carla Thomas

NASA’s modified Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 905 retracts its landing gear as it climbs into the clear blue sky after its last liftoff from Edwards Air Force Base. The 42-year-old converted jumbo jetliner’s last flight ended at Ellington Airport in Houston where it is being retired.




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Army photograph by Maj. Daniel Markert

‘Futurist’ predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

Army photograph by Maj. Daniel Markert Soldiers will face anti-satellite operations and electronic warfare in the future, predicted Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr., president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments,...
 
 

Boeing upgrading Australian F/A-18 trainers to aid maintenance effectiveness

Boeing will update two maintenance trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force so they better support the RAAFĂ­s F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft. Australia is the only nation other than the United States flying F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters and EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. While it operates the two-seat F variant of the Super Hornet,...
 
 

Raytheon’s SM-6 moves from low-rate to full-rate production

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NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett

SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft descends under a parachute into the Atlantic Ocean May 6 following a simulated emergency at the launch pad. A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parach...
 
 

UAE unveils mission plan for first Arab space probe to Mars

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NASA test materials to fly on Air Force space plane

Building on more than a decade of data from International Space Station research, NASA is expanding its materials science research by flying an experiment on the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane. By flying the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space investigation on the X-37B, materials scientists have the opportunity to expose almost 100...
 




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