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Mars rock touched by NASA Curiosity rover offers surprises

Posted October 12, 2012 by

The first Martian rock NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached out to touch presents a more varied composition than expected from previous missions. The rock also resembles some unusual rocks from Earth’s interior. The rover team used two instruments on Curiosity to study the chemical makeup of the football-size rock called “Jake Matijevic.” The results support…

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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Roger Drinnon

Migrating birds, NASCAR drivers and Tour de France bicyclists already get it. And now the Air Force is thinking about flying gas-guzzling cargo aircraft in formation - 'dragging' off one another - on long-haul flights across the oceans.

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Lost Johnny Carson film found at March AFB

Posted October 12, 2012 by by PO3 Will Gaskill

Once thought to be lost, a film reel containing clips of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, was discovered in a military visual information storage facility here and turned over to Jeff Sotzing, Carson's nephew, Oct. 1.

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SpaceX’s Dragon carrying NASA cargo supplies space station

Posted October 12, 2012 by

The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:03 a.m., CDT, Oct 9, a key milestone in a new era of commercial spaceflight. The delivery flight is the first contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. “I want to congratulate SpaceX and…

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NASA signs agreement to develop nasal spray for motion sickness

Posted October 12, 2012 by

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and Epiomed Therapeutics Inc. of Irvine, Calif., have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize a NASA-crafted, fast-acting nasal spray to fight motion sickness. Under the Space Act Agreement, Epiomed will formulate the drug, called intranasal scopolamine, or INSCOP. Astronauts often experience motion sickness in space. As a result,…

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s

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Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced Oct. 11 a firm order for 20 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900ERs.

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ARL’s combustion lab sparks studies that could lead to JP-8 ‘super engine’

Posted October 12, 2012 by by T'Jae Gibson

Studies are underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, to create a 'super engine' that could allow military ground vehicles, stationary power generators, and small unmanned aerial vehicles, for example, to operate with the same kind of fuel.

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News Briefs – October 9, 2012

Posted October 9, 2012 by

Spain seals deal with U.S. over NATO missile shield   The Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO’s anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spain and the U.S. had sealed the deal…

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Lockheed Martin-led industry team receives $13.5 million contract to develop new autonomous technology aboard unmanned aircraft

Posted October 9, 2012 by

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a $13.5 million contract to an industry team led by Lockheed Martin to explore highly advanced autonomous technologies aboard an unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin and a team of industry, government, and academic partners will develop a technology that will enable aircraft…

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UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates first facility in Africa

Posted October 9, 2012 by

UTC Aerospace Systems held a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries, partners and suppliers to celebrate the inauguration of its new Propeller Systems facility in Casablanca, Morocco. The new subsidiary, Ratier-Figeac Maroc, is UTC Aerospace Systems’ first facility in Africa. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. “We are delighted to celebrate…

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