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Outer space to inner space: SOFIA inside Lufthansa Technik hangar

Posted July 16, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jeff Doughty NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is shown inside the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it is beginning its decadal inspection. Flight, aircraft maintenance and science personnel from NASA’s Armstrong and Ames research centers are working alongside Lufthansa’s 747SP specialists to perform a wide range of inspections and…

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Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech, and SETI Institute
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Space

NASA seeks proposals for Europa mission science instruments

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech, and SETI Institute Compiled from NASAís Galileo spacecraft data, this colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains which indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are very interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moonís interior ocean. NASA has issued an…

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Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.
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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets a 33rd Fighter Wing Airman July 10, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hagel visited the base to tour the wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center. While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying,…

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds
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Events

Robots camp at Joe Walker Middle School

Posted July 16, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Nate Mohun, Jeffrey Hager, Cesar Ramirez and Natalie Othoa disassemble a robot during robotics summer camp at Joe Walker Middle School. Many students say the program brought them out of their shell and gave them confidence. Joe Walker Middle School held its week long robotics summer camp June 23-28 where…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Michael S. Dorus
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Defense

Air Force to highlight S&T priorities at industry event

Posted July 16, 2014 by Derek Kaufman

Air Force photograph by A1C Michael S. Dorus A B-2 Spirit flies over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. First flight of the B-2 took place July 17, 1989. Air Force Research Laboratory investment in technologies like integrated avionics, radar and low-observables maintainability helped field the B-2. Creating tomorrow’s Air Force is a delicate balance. It…

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Business

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce 777-300ER, 737 MAX 8 order

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation announced July 15 an order for 26 airplanes ñ six 777-300ER (Extended Range) and reconfirmed 20 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $3.9 billion at current list prices. This 737 MAX order for 20 airplanes, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices, brings Air Lease…

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News Briefs July 14, 2014

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Tanks, military vehicles auctioned in California PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. – Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer, auction officials said July 13. Jacques Littlefield’s collection, one of the nation’s most extensive and historic, was sold in the San Francisco Bay…

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Business

U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $80 million for MALD-J

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Raytheon has been awarded an $80,768,012 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Lot 7 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile (200 each) to include: data, mission planning, process verification program, and operational flight software. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2016. This award is…

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Defense

DOD official discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

Posted July 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 pending an investigation of an engine fire that occurred June 23 on the runway of Eglin…

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Defense

Sikorsky begins delivery of S-76Dô aircraft for executive transport

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced July 14 that it has begun delivering S-76Dô aircraft equipped for Executive Transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “The S-76 aircraft line has a long legacy of reliability, safety and service, and we…

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