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Boeing delivers Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate…

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NASA seeks proposals to develop capabilities for deep space exploration, journey to Mars

Posted October 29, 2014 by

NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. Through a Broad Area Announcemen NASA released Oct. 28, the agency seeks to use public-private partnerships to share funding to develop advanced propulsion, habitation…

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Headlines October 27, 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 by

News: Marine dies in Iraq, second reported loss tied to Islamic State fight - The U.S. military is investigating a Marine’s death in Iraq, the second reported fatality of an American service member supporting efforts to combat the Islamic State group.   Business: Selex, Raytheon compete to supply IFF system to U.K. - Raytheon UK and Selex…

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News Briefs October 27, 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Army plans for gas, chlorine tests in western Utah The U.S. Army and Utah air quality officials are seeking public comment on plans to release radioactive gas and chlorine at a military testing range in western Utah next year. The Army says the radioactive gas to be released at Dugway Proving Ground would be low…

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NASA’S Chandra Observatory identifies impact of cosmic chaos on star birth

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Photograph courtesy of NASA/CXC/Stanford/I. Zhuravleva et al Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a long-standing question of galaxy clusters do not form large numbers of stars.   The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution…

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Northrop Grumman opens Innovation Lab to drive creativity

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Ask Northrop Grumman where employees will come up with ideas for some of the nation's most critical aerospace technologies, and the answer you'll likely get is "FabLab," shorthand for the Fabrication Laboratory, which opened this month at the company's Space Park facility.

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Marines, Brits turn over Helmand bases to Afghan forces

Posted October 27, 2014 by Marine Corps 1st Lt. Skye Martin

U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Oct. 27, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces.

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Boeing delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to U.S. Army ahead of schedule

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Boeing this month delivered to the U.S. Army, 75 days ahead of schedule, the 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

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NASA hosts first agency-wide social media event for Orion’s first flight test

Posted October 27, 2014 by

NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight test during NASA Social events Dec. 3 at each of its 10 centers. Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,…

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Senior enlisted leaders tour California units

Posted October 27, 2014 by Air Force TSgt. Nathan Gallahan

Two senior enlisted leaders finished a week-long command visit across California Oct. 25, a tour that included stops at more than 30 individual bases and facilities covering all service branches.

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