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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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AEDC hosts Air Force International Affairs ‘outreach’ briefing for engineers

Posted April 22, 2012 by

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Maj. Zachary Owen, Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs office, recently presented a briefing on collaborative foreign research and development opportunities to Arnold Engineering Development…

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CSAF discusses national security space at symposium

Posted April 22, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Williams

The Air Force chief of staff spoke to leaders from industry, academia and the government about the current state of national security space and the U.S. aerospace industrial base at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19. In his remarks, Gen. Norton Schwartz also recognized the efforts and accomplishments of the…

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Blackbird Airpark offers inside look at spy planes 50 years after Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

In 1962, after unsuccessful attempts were made by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev made Cuba an offer they couldn’t resist – an agreement to defend against an attack…

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NASA marks Earth Day with public events, online activities

Posted April 19, 2012 by

NASA will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day this week with several live and online activities to engage the public about the agency’s mission to use space to explore and better understand our planet. NASA will host three days of displays and presentations open to the public on the National Mall in Washington from…

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National World War II Museum brings to life the American experience during the war

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Marti Jaramillo

Founded as the National D-day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's Official World War II Museum, The National World War II Museum in New Orleans clarifies the American experience during the war years with moving, personal stories, historic artifacts...

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Business Development official visits Mojave Air/Space Port

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

David Knudsen a senior business development specialist with the California Office of Business and Economic Development visited Mojave Air and Space Port April 17, and was impressed by what he saw there. He also attended the East Kern Airport District’s directors meeting. Other highlights of the meeting included approval of consulting service agreements with prospective…

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Enterprise to fly over New York City metro area April 23

Posted April 17, 2012 by

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area April 23. The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., EDT. The exact route and timing of…

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