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NASA Dryden pilots, photographers at CSC Science Camp

Posted August 14, 2013 by

Several NASA Dryden pilots and photographers who had a central role in the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Tour of California last September shared their stories and images at the center's "Mission 26" hands-on science camp

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Space

SNC’s Dream Chaser rolls through ground tests

Posted August 14, 2013 by Stephanie Covey and Rebecca Regan

Hours before the heat rose in the Mojave Desert of Southern California on Aug. 2 the Dream Chaser rolled out of a hangar at dawn as teams prepared to pull the flight vehicle through a series of 60 mph ground tow tests.

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SOFIA Observatory returns from New Zealand deployment

Posted August 14, 2013 by Tom Tschida

NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory flares for landing at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., upon its return from its inaugural three-week southern hemisphere deployment to New Zealand Aug. 2.   NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has returned to its base at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., following its inaugural three-week…

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Headlines August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 by

News Air Force identifies airman killed in helicopter crash The Air Force has identified an airman killed in a helicopter crash last week as TSgt. Mark A Smith. Smith, of the 33rd Rescue Squadron, was killed when his HH-60G Pave Hawk crashed Aug. 5 in Okinawa, according to a news release from the 18th Wing….

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T-20 UAV reaches high altitude mark

Posted August 12, 2013 by PR Newswire

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Arcturus T-20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flew to an altitude of 23,500 feet MSL during a training flight at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyo. The previous altitude record for the T-20 was 15,000 MSL set at Edwards AFB, Calif. No special modifications to the aircraft were needed. The…

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Raytheon awarded contract for third Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite

Posted August 12, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Raytheon has received a contract from NASA to develop a Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. This is the third VIIRS unit Raytheon has been contracted to build. JPSS is a joint program of NOAA and NASA that provides critical observations…

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Defense

Endangered species thrive on U.S. military ranges

Posted August 12, 2013 by Julie Watson

The sign leaves no doubt about the risk in entering the steep seaside hills that North America’s rarest bird calls home: “Danger. Boom. Explosives. Unexploded Ordnance and Laser Range in Use. Keep Out.” Despite the weekly explosions that rock this Navy-owned island off the Southern California coast, the San Clemente Island loggerhead shrike has been…

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TAT Technologies awarded $6.2 million contract with Lockheed Martin

Posted August 12, 2013 by

TAT Technologies Ltd. reported Aug. 12 it received a Requirements Contract with a Master Purchas Order from Lockheed Martin for the procurement of the F-16 tactical aircraft’s emergency power unit and additional related components. Total value of the contract may reach $6.2 million through Dec. 31, 2018. TAT Technologies is a leading provider of services…

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New devices keep Army communications safe

Posted August 12, 2013 by Chad Padgett

Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

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Veterans

DOD, VA establish two multi-institutional consortia to research PTSD, TBI

Posted August 12, 2013 by

In response to President Obama’s Executive Order, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs highlighted Aug. 10 the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury over a five-year period. “VA is proud to join…

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