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Boeing, Avolon finalize order for 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. This marks Avolon’s first order for the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and will…

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News Briefs September 17, 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 by

U.S. to assign 3,000 troops to fight Ebola The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations. The troops will supply medical and logistical support and boost…

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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

Posted September 17, 2014 by

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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NASA intern helps develop UAS in the NAS Human-Systems Integration

Posted September 17, 2014 by

NASA photographs by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong summer intern Kassidy McLaughlin contemplates the Smart Eye Pro optical tracking display during a UAS in the NAS simulation. The system tracks a UAS pilotís eye movements, quantifying such details as head position, pupil diameter, gaze direction and visual fixation. Kassidy McLaughlin, a freshman mechanical engineering major at…

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NASA chooses American companies to transport U.S. astronauts to ISS

Posted September 17, 2014 by

U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Sept. 16. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with…

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Night turns into day: Army researchers enable night lethality

Posted September 17, 2014 by Kim Bell

Army photograph In complete dark from significant standoff, Soldiers use medium wave infrared technology to turn night into day. In science fiction, technology problems are solved with the stroke of a writer’s pen. In reality, science and technology research takes time, and a lot of effort. “If you’ve seen the movie Predator, you’ve seen a…

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Wings, Wheels and Rotors

Posted September 17, 2014 by

The Annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors open house at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield in California is slated to run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 26. The open house is hosted by the California National Guard, Joint Forces Training Base and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. All activities will take place on† the flightline…

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Boeing completes design review for U.S. Air Force’s Talon HATE program

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Boeing photograph The Talon HATE system is designed to initially be carried in a pod attached to Boeingís F-15C fighter aircraft as shown in this artistís concept. It combines information from fighter networks, national sources and joint command and control assets. Boeing is on schedule to deliver several Talon HATE systems to operational squadrons in…

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