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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted August 28, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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NASA awards contract for construction of new mission launch command center

Posted August 28, 2015 by

NASA has awarded a contract to Harkins Contracting Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland, for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The new 14,174 square-foot facility will serve as the hub for interfacing with and controlling rockets, their payloads and associated launch pad support…

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U.S. Navy awards production contract for additional P-8A aircraft, first RAAF planes

Posted August 28, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Posted August 28, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Courtesy photograph by Frank Crebas Pictured from top down is an F-35 Lightning II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-4 Skyhawk. In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona…

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Boeing completes 777X firm configuration

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Boeing announced Aug. 27 the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the…

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NASA concludes series of engine tests for next-gen rocket

Posted August 28, 2015 by

NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency's new Space Launch System rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before.

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Headlines August 26, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015 by

News: U.S. F-22s deploying to Europe – Weeks after top Pentagon officials began openly calling Russia the greatest threat to the United States, the Air Force is preparing to deploy the F-22 Raptor to Europe for the first time.   Business: Lockheed pays $4.8 million to settle illegal lobbying claim – Sandia Corp. and parent company Lockheed…

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Northrop Grumman delivers telescope structure for James Webb Space Telescope

Posted August 26, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman delivered on schedule the telescope structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Aug. 24 to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., paving the way for the integration of the 18 hexagonal mirrors that will help scientists observe the formation of the first stars and galaxies over 13.5 billion years ago. 

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Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 26, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.

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U.S. Navy Demonstrates Endurance on the MQ-8C Fire Scout

Posted August 26, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

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