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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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Division West soldiers test new technology to defeat IEDs

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Aaron Dorf

Military combat engineers and civilian technical experts gathered here recently to conduct a series of experiments aimed at providing soldiers with new technology in the counter-improvised explosive device fight.

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Navy marks milestone production of key aircraft computer system

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The Navy and industry partner General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems marked the milestone production of a key computer system...

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Laser revolutionizes sheet metal cutting at Army Depot

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Brigitte Rox

Gone are the days of hunching over a pristine sheet of metal meticulously drilling holes and patterns by hand.....

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Transformed X-48C flies successfully

Posted August 7, 2012 by

The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time Aug. 7 at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. The aircraft, designed by Boeing and built by Cranfield Aerospace Limited of the United Kingdom, is flying again in partnership with NASA. The new X-48C model, which was formerly the X-48B Blended Wing…

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