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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Posted May 22, 2015 by

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day. The “Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever” stamp folio sheets will be dedicated at a 1 p.m. ceremony, May 25, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the…

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Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

Posted May 22, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit May 20, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late morning, May 20. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up and out over the Atlantic. This is the fourth flight for the military research program, which is shrouded…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, program manager ISR division

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman announced it has appointed Steve Lunny, vice president and program manager for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division within the company’s Information Systems sector. Lunny will report to Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager, ISR division, and will have executive responsibility for all aspects of cost, technical, schedule, and risk execution on…

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American Fighter Aces receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted May 22, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. The Congressional Gold Medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people. “This is…

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HELLADS laser completes development

Posted May 22, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 21 that the High-Energy Liquid Laser completed the U.S. government acceptance test procedure and is now being shipped to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. At WSMR, the laser will undergo an extensive series of live fire tests against a number of military targets.  GAASI is a leading…

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Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced May 22 that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DOD news release. Army Cpl. Richard L. Wing, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force: A Call…

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

Posted May 22, 2015 by

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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