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U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard receive additional C-130J Super Hercules

Posted August 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A C-130J-30 assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, was ferried from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Ga., by a U.S. Air Force crew in July 2015. Crews from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard recently ferried two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed…

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Headlines August 14, 2015

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News: Two sailors injured after Hornet catches fire on USS Harry S. Truman flight deck – Two sailors suffered injuries late Tuesday night following a fire that broke out on the flight deck of carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Navy officials told USNI News Aug. 12. McCain wants answers on VA delays in healthcare for…

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Three-time spaceflight astronaut Steven Swanson retires from NASA

Posted August 14, 2015 by

With nearly 200 days of spaceflight experience, astronaut Steven Swanson has retired from NASA to share his experience and expertise in an academic setting. Swanson will join Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, as a distinguished educator in residence. His last day with NASA is August 30.

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Buttoned Up: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-4 secure comm satellite encapsulated for Aug. 31 launch

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The fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing Aug. 10.

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Two-for-one device houses right radio at right time

Posted August 14, 2015 by Kathryn Bailey

Army photograph by Kathryn Bailey The universal radio mount solution reduced the size and weight burden of two separate mounts to meet stringent vehicle space and airplane payload restrictions. A little innovation can go a long way towards helping U.S. military forces successfully facilitate their missions. Even an apparatus no bigger than a breadbox recently…

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Headlines August 12, 2015

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News: U.S. Army helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ off Japan – Seven people were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter made a “hard deck landing” on a ship during a training mission off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa Aug. 11, the U.S. military in Japan said. Pilot injured when F-16 crashes in southern Germany – A U.S. F-16…

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NASA selects proposals to build better batteries for space exploration

Posted August 12, 2015 by

NASA photograph Fly wheels, such as the NASA G2 flywheel module above, are one way to store rotational energy for use by spacecraft or machines on Earth. NASA’s looking for new energy storage systems to enable our future exploration missions. NASA’s Game Changing Development program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward…

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First sunshield layer completed for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman's Space Park facility April 24. 

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NASA selects contractor to prepare launch structure for agency’s journey to Mars

Posted August 12, 2015 by

NASA has selected J. P. Donovan Construction, Inc., of Rockledge, Fla., to begin work at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the ground structures that will launch NASA’s next generation rocket and spacecraft on the journey to Mars and other deep space destinations. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Mobile Launcher Ground Support…

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Oxymoronic black hole provides clues to growth

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Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy. This oxymoronic object could provide clues to how larger black holes formed along with their host galaxies 13 billion years or more in the past.

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