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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

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Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Space

NASA partners with leading technology innovators to enable future exploration

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Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate created the ECI to enable…

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Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers
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Defense

Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

Posted October 20, 2014 by

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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Space

New commercial rocket descent data may help NASA with future Mars landings

Posted October 20, 2014 by

NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. “Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars…

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Business

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $49.5 million enhanced Laser Maverick production contract

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $49.5 million contract for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles (AGM-65E2/L). The Navy also intends to exercise a contract option to purchase additional units bringing the total contract value to $54.9 million. The Maverick weapon system, a U.S. Air Force-led joint service program, is a forward firing, precision-guided,…

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Veterans

VA expands Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty

Posted October 20, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications by mail Nov. 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of…

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Headlines October 17, 2014

Posted October 17, 2014 by

News: Turkey OK’s American drones to fight ISIS – Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria. But so far, traditional warplanes are out of the question. New Ingalls boss focusing on cost performance, agility – Brian Cuccias has been in the Gulf Coast shipbuilding business for 35 years, working for…

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News Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted October 17, 2014 by

AM General laying off 60 from Indiana factory A company spokesman says AM General is laying off about 60 workers from the northern Indiana factory where it builds military vehicles. Company spokesman Jeff Adams says the layoffs are being made because of production schedule changes at its Military Assembly Plant in Mishawaka. Adams tells the…

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Image courtesy of NASA, J. Lotz, (STScI
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Space

NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki
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Business

Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.

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