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Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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DOD recovers remains of 17 from 1952 aircraft crash in Alaska

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The remains of 17 service members have been recovered from an aircraft that was lost in Alaska more than six decades ago, Pentagon officials announced June 18. On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, with 11 crew members and…

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Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

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An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth.

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Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition

Posted June 20, 2014 by Amy Gillentine

During the summer of 2013, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem that no contractor seemed able to solve.

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Lockheed Martin names VP, domestic business development, operations

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Lockheed Martin has appointed John Rood vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood’s appointment is effective June 23. “John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government,” said Paul Lemmo, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development….

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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted June 20, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours.

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

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The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.

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Northrop Grumman awards engineering scholarships to pair of graduating San Gabriel Valley-area students

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Donovan Gonzales and Bryan Zhong are this year’s recipients of Northrop Grumman’s prestigious Engineering Scholars award, which is given to promising high school seniors in the San Gabriel Valley area interested in pursuing a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. The recipients of the $10,000 scholarships were honored during the…

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NASA invites public comment on Mars 2020 draft environmental impact statement

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NASA is requesting the public and interested organizations to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the agency’s proposed Mars 2020 mission. The comment period runs through July 21. During the comment period, NASA will host an online public meeting from 1-3 p.m., EDT, June 26, at https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/mars2020. The meeting site will…

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Test Pilot School grads to embark on new horizons

Posted June 20, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 13B stood proudly in the base theater June 13 as Col. Lars Hoffman, USAF TPS commandant, announced the graduates of the prestigious school.

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