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NASA announces new strategic vision for aeronautics research

Posted August 14, 2013 by

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has unveiled a new strategic vision that will better align the work of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to address looming challenges in global air transportation. Continuing a tradition of nearly a century of aviation research, NASA’s aeronautical innovators will bring to life new technology and ideas in flight to…

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CITC becomes Drydenís first LEED-certified building

Posted January 8, 2014 by Jay Levine

NASA photograph by Tony Landis The Consolidated Information Technology Center was recently recognized as Drydenís first certified environmentally sustainable building to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver standard by the U.S. Green Building Council. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center needed a larger and more efficient information technology facility. Now the center has one…

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NASA signs agreement with German, Canadian partners to test alternative fuels

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NASA photograph A heavily instrumented NASA HU-25 Falcon measures chemical components from the larger DC-8’s exhaust generated by a 50/50 mix of conventional jet fuel and a plant-derived biofuel, demonstrating the type of work that will be done during ACCESS II flights. NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center and the National…

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ACCESS II confirms jet biofuel burns cleaner

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines.

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Schaefer takes command of 412th Test Wing

Posted April 3, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer relinquished command of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer March 31.

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J-2X engine ready for second test series

Posted April 25, 2012 by

The next-generation engine that will help carry humans deeper into space than ever is back, bigger and better. The J-2X engine is currently on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for an extensive round of tests to build on last year’s successful test firings.

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Army invests in technology that typically makes clocks work to increase helicopter transmission power

Posted June 11, 2012 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory helped figure out 20 years ago a revolutionary way to increase transmission power in the Apache helicopter without increasing the transmission’s size…

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ATK to provide key components for DARPA Phoenix satellite repurposing program

Posted July 25, 2012 by

ATK has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technologies Office Phoenix Technologies Program. The Phoenix Program is developing technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The planned repurposing of these satellite components such as antennas represents the…

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NASA’s Global Hawk mission begins with flight Hurricane Leslie

Posted September 7, 2012 by

NASA has begun its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft over Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean during a day-long flight from California to Virginia. With the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission, NASA for the first time will be flying Global Hawks from the U.S. East Coast. The…

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Army researchers link ground robots for collaborative autonomy

Posted October 31, 2012 by

Army photograph Jason Gregory and Jeffrey Twigg, both of U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, use their robotics expertise to explore ways to best operate autonomous systems in complex and unstructured situations like those soldiers encounter on the battlefield. Four U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers have developed an algorithm that will make…

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