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Boeing delivers Cathay Pacific Airways’ 50th 777-300ER

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Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated April 30 the delivery of the airline’s 50th 777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more 777-300ERs this year and is one of the launch customers for…

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

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Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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House committee approves defense bill

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deb Riechmann

The House Armed Services Committee passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill early April 30 that seeks to change military retirement benefits, challenges President Barack Obama’s effort to shutter Guantanamo Bay and would keep the A-10 flying even though the Pentagon wants to retire the attack jet. The vote was 60 to 2. The…

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Continuing Promise 2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by PO1 Gary Johnson

Utilitiesman 2nd Class Serina Espinoza, a native of Palmdale. Calif., assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, fits together components of a chain link fence at the Hattieville Government School in Belize City, Belize, during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to…

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Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Boundary layer transition tests have not occurred in the hypervelocity ballistic Range G facility at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for many years but this is changing as a result of a new technology project.

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NASA completes MESSENGER mission with expected impact on Mercury’s surface

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A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end April 30 when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., have confirmed NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry,…

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Boeing upgrades to keep B-1 soaring for decades to come

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  The Boeing B-1B Lancer celebrates its soon to be 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base,Texas, this week – marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s B-1 team ushers the supersonic bomber into the digital age with new upgrades. The…

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Friends support the Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy held its inaugural Friends of the Academy Benefit Dinner April 23 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center and raised more than $26,000 for their scholarship fund.

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