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Van drivers need to help Veterans

Posted July 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Retired Lt. Cmdr. Fred Barthe, 81, and Danny Bazzell are happy to announce that once again the DAV (Disabled American Veteran) is in business to take veterans to their medical appointments in Sepulveda. The free service ended last year due to van parking issues. Barthe signed up to become a driver and help fellow veterans….

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards AFB in California July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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NASA taking part in Thursday Night on the Square

Posted July 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA Armstrong's Office of Education is taking part in Palmdale’s Thursday Night on the Square at Aero Institute through Aug. 18.

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NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

Posted July 17, 2015 by Jet Fabara

With approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, more than 80 commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash in flight and at airports in the past 15 years, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Headlines July 15, 2015

Posted July 15, 2015 by

Business: Pentagon says ‘closely monitoring’ potential Sikorsky sale – The U.S. Defense Department said July 14 it was “closely monitoring” the potential sale of helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft by its parent company, United Technologies Corp. and that it would evaluate any deal on a case-by-case basis. Japan becomes first V-22 export customer – Japan is…

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Teachers learn about NASA’s telescopes, Hubble, SOFIA

Posted July 15, 2015 by

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's education office held a teachers' workshop in recognition of the 25th Hubble Space Telescope anniversary April 23, which included comparison to the German telescope mounted in the agency's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 747 aircraft.

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Pakistan expands Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod fleet

Posted July 15, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin received a follow-on foreign military sale contract to produce and upgrade Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods for the Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 fleet. The contract includes the production of 15 Sniper ATPs and upgrades to the Pakistan Air Force’s existing 22 Sniper ATPs. To meet the Pakistan Air Force’s urgent operational need, pod deliveries…

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NASA’s New Horizons ‘phones home’ safe after Pluto flyby

Posted July 15, 2015 by

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m., EDT, July 14 to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto.

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List of events – July 2015 Pt. 2

Posted July 15, 2015 by

July 17 — Lecture: Discovery at Mars, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2015&month=7 July 17 — Colloquium: Altitude Bounds in Gamma-Ray Pulsars from Pair Transparency Constraints, Sydney, Australia www.atnf.csiro.au/news/news.php?action=show_item&item_id=1419 July 18 — Space Exposition: Moon Day 2015, Dallas, Texas www.flightmuseum.com/event/moon-day-2015/ July 18 — Space Imagery Center at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Open House: Summer Science Saturday, Tuscon,…

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Headlines July 13, 2015

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Business: Raytheon helps bolster Jordan’s border security – A Raytheon-built system to help Jordan secure its borders with strife-torn Iraq and Syria is now operational. Lockheed Martin to offer converted C-130Js as maritime patrollers – Lockheed Martin is to offer a U.K-specific variant of its SC-130J Sea Hercules to Britain, as the U.K. looks to re-generate a…

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