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Two NAWCWD chemists earn Navy’s top scientist award

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Two chemists at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., recently accepted a 2011 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award for their technical advancements in the field of renewable energy....

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted August 21, 2012 by

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms......

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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NASA ER-2 collects Perseids meteor shower dust

Posted August 18, 2012 by staff

NASA's high-flying ER-2 science aircraft is looking deeper into the skies overhead this week...

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Recap: X-51A flight ends prematurely

Posted August 18, 2012 by staff

The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from a B-52 Stratofortress over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012, at approximately 11:36 a.m. PDT...

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Multiscale modeling research seeks atom-to-application understanding of materials

Posted August 15, 2012 by by Joyce P. Brayboy

At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers have been studying how they can enhance Soldiers' battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs...

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Unmanned US military hypersonic craft failed

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

An unmanned experimental aircraft failed during an attempt to fly at six times the speed of sound in the latest setback for hypersonic flight. The X-51A Waverider was designed to reach Mach 6, or 3,600 mph, after being dropped by a B-52 bomber off the Southern California coast Aug. 14. Engineers hoped it would sustain…

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SCat Gun System saves money, hastens development

Posted August 14, 2012 by by Eric Kowa

Why would the U.S. Army want to fire a 155 mm projectile into 540 feet of steel catch tubes and then recover the projectile at the other end?

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Universities go to space: NASA announces early career faculty space tech research grants

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

NASA has announced the selection of 10 research efforts from the agency’s inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty solicitation. NASA will provide grants of as much as $200,000 per year for as long as three years in support of these faculty and their research in specific, high-priority technology areas. The selected faculty…

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