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Space

Hubble helps find smallest known galaxy containing supermassive black hole

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, STScI-RCC14-41a Artist’s View of M60-UCD1 Black Hole.   Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place – a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass…

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Headlines September 17, 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 by

News: Pentagon open to U.S. ground troops in fight against Islamic State - The Pentagon’s top general opened the door Sept. 16 to the possibility that U.S. combat troops would be needed in Iraq, as he publicly laid out President Obama’s still-developing plans to combat Islamic State insurgents through U.S. air power and relying on an…

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Defense

Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

Posted September 17, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Esther Willett

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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Business

Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Defense

Air Force leaders discuss nuclear enterprise

Posted September 17, 2014 by A1C Joseph Raatz

The nuclear enterprise must modernize to remain a viable and essential part of the United States' defense strategy, maintained Air Force senior leaders at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16.

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NASA photographs by Tom Tschida
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Space

NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 moves to final home

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, Calif.

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Tech

ACCESS II confirms jet biofuel burns cleaner

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines.

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Veterans

Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 17, 2014 by David Vergun

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat were each awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam.

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Headlines September 15, 2014

Posted September 15, 2014 by

News: Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in crash - A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two fighter jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified.   Business: Boeing eyes 737-700 solution for new JSTARS - Boeing is officially planning a variant of its 737-700 commercial jetliner as a competitor for the Air Force’s…

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Business

Lockheed Martin conducts flight tests of aircraft laser turret for DARPA

Posted September 15, 2014 by

AFRL photograph The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret that Lockheed Martin is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory has completed initial flight testing. The prototype turret was tested on the University of Notre Dame’s Airborne Aero Optical Laboratory Transonic Aircraft in Michigan.   Lockheed Martin, in partnership…

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