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Northrop Grumman participates in annual MS Walk

Posted May 4, 2012 by Story and Photos by Rebecca Amber

Walk MS is an annual event created to raise awareness and support for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. This year’s event took place April 28 at the Lancaster Marketplace in Lancaster, Calif. Volunteers are encouraged to come out and walk, run or roll a 1k or 5k for those suffering from MS.

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Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts air show

Posted May 4, 2012 by

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., in conjunction with the County of San Bernardino, presents its annual air show – Air Show 2012: Turning the Tide, May 5-6. This year’s air show will feature more than 40 historic aircraft performing as well as a salute to 1942, when U.S. military forces began turning…

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Edwards Civ-Mil ‘Support Edwards’ mixer set for May 16

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group annual Spring Mixer this year takes on added significance because of Air Force restructuring now taking place. Aida O’Connor and others founded the group in 1988 partly to show the communities support for Edwards at the time of a round of Base Restructuring and Consolidation (BRAC) defense cutbacks. Again,…

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Registration now live for AFA’s annual Air, Space Conference

Posted May 2, 2012 by

Registration for the Air Force Association’s 2012 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is now live! This unique three-day symposium runs Sept. 17 to19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, just across the river from Alexandria and minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. AFA’s Air & Space…

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NASA Explorer Schools Symposium showcases student research

Posted May 1, 2012 by

Students from across the nation will gather at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston May 2-5 for the annual NASA Explorer Schools Symposium. These future leaders in science, technology, education and math, or STEM, have completed research investigations and will present their findings to a team of NASA scientists and engineers, student peers and educators….

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Enterprise to fly over New York City metro area

Posted April 26, 2012 by

NASA managers, in consultation with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, have selected April 27, to ferry space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of…

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Lockheed Martin-built Blackbirds still draw the crowds

Posted April 26, 2012 by Story and photos by Diane Betzler

Neither the near 100-degree heat nor the ongoing Poppy Festival was enough to keep aircraft buffs away from the opportunity to view America’s two most famous spy planes on display at the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, Calif. For the first time, the SR-71 and U-2D...

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DARPA opens international dialogue on satellite servicing

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Current satellites are not designed to be serviced in space. When a communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit fails 36,000 kilometers above the earth, typically, it is moved into a “graveyard” orbit where it...

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Mojave Airport hosts biggest Plane Crazy Saturday to date

Posted April 25, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Around 2,000 people put on their walking shoes and sunscreen to participate in what turned out to be the biggest Mojave Plane Crazy Saturday yet April 21. More than 200 airplanes were flown in, filling the entire main flightline, from the new airport tower down to the Scaled...

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SAE International to hold power systems, avionics conferences

Posted April 22, 2012 by

SAE International will hold its SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Marriott Phoenix-Mesa in Mesa, Ariz. The conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace, and other military power system applications. This year’s conference will focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, bringing avionics, systems and engines together in an…

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