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Boeing delivers 75th 747 to Lufthansa

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Boeing and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery of the German airline’s 75th 747 April 30. “Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing,” said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. “The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with…

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Veterans

World War II internment camp survivors honored 70 years later

Posted May 2, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

Nine U.S. Army Air Forces airmen who were interned at the Wauwillermoos Camp in Switzerland seven decades ago finally were honored with the Prisoner of War Medal, April 30.

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MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts test operations aboard littoral combat ship

Posted May 2, 2014 by Navy photograph

An MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of USS Freedom (LCS 1) April 30 off the coast of San Diego, Calif.  Sailors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 are conducting the first combined operations between the unmanned Fire Scout and the manned H-60 helicopter aboard the littoral combat ship over the next few weeks.

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Space

Lockheed Martin marks significant milestone in research, development for unmanned technologies

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Three systems acquired by Lockheed Martin have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. The Indago vertical take-off and landing quad-rotor, accompanied by its handheld ground control station will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. Additionally, a new Commercial Avionics Suite delivers the same performance and reliability that customers have enjoyed with…

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Boeing delivers second Peace Eagle aircraft to Turkey

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Turkish Aerospace Industries photograph Boeing this week delivered, on schedule, the second Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Turkish Armed Forces, further improving the country’s self-defense capabilities. The AEW&C aircraft arrived at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base. The first Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft was delivered Jan. 31, and…

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NASA selects partners for U.S. commercial lander capabilities

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NASA announced April 30 the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities. The selected companies…

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Headlines April 30, 2014

Posted May 1, 2014 by

News: House panel rejects benefits cuts in 2015 defense budget – In the first official congressional action on the Pentagon’s proposed 2015 budget, House lawmakers have rejected proposed cuts in housing allowances and commissary funding, as well as an overhaul of the Tricare system that would increase out-of-pocket costs for some beneficiaries.  New U.S. stealth jet…

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Events

Upcoming events, May 2014

Posted May 1, 2014 by

May 2 – Lecture: The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way – A Compelling Case for Annihilating Dark Matter, Ithaca, N.Y. May 2-4 – Workshop for Science Teachers: Astronomy from the Ground Up!, Parkes, Australia May 3 – Lecture: KickSat – Final Preparation, London, United Kingdom May 5-6 – Workshop: New…

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Aerospace fans get the right stuff.

Posted April 30, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration at Blackbird Airpark at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., where aerospace enthusiasts ignored the wind to collect autographs of men they have read about in history books.

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Local

Bots battle at world championship for third year straight

Posted April 30, 2014 by

The effort to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects in engaging and exciting ways has led many local schools to form competitive VEX Robotics teams.

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