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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years.

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NASA announces Mars 2020 rover payload to explore Red Planet as never before

Posted August 1, 2014 by

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.

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Headlines July 30, 2014

Posted July 30, 2014 by

News: Software to power F-35 running as much as 14 months late – Software needed to operate Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet, the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system, may be as much as 14 months late for required flight testing, according to a Pentagon review.   Business: Lockheed will turn on JLTV production line In August; 6-D truck…

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News Briefs July 30, 2014

Posted July 30, 2014 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197 As of July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,819 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds
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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Posted July 30, 2014 by

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Boeing delivers first U.S. Army multiyear II configured Chinook

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Boeing July 29 delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Penn. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie,…

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Army photograph by SSgt. Angela Stafford
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Business

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Posted July 30, 2014 by Audra Calloway

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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NASA photograph by Carla Thomas
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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

Posted July 30, 2014 by

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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Business

General Dynamics to continue work on U.S. Air Force GPS III program

Posted July 30, 2014 by

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element for space vehicles seven and eight. The Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing…

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

Posted July 30, 2014 by

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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