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LVAC: Advancing technology readiness of SLS adaptive controls

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NASA photograph by Carla Thomas NASA Armstrong’s highly modified F/A-18A Full Scale Advanced Systems Testbed aircraft No. 853 validated the effectiveness of the Adaptive Augmenting Controller developed by NASA Marshall engineers for the Space Launch System. Can a rocket maneuver like an airplane? And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket?…

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Seeing double: Experimental glider, rocket undergo fit checks

Posted August 13, 2014 by

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center took another step toward developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch System (TGALS) by fit-checking a subscale twin-hulled glider with its experimental rocket payload.

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

Posted December 17, 2014 by

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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B-1 mission planning software early release improves capabilities

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Patty Welsh

The Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., recently completed an early fielding of B-1 Mission Planning Release 6.0 software. This release provides new features and capabilities and minimizes the time currently needed to do mission planning. “Currently, the user has to…

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New 3-D scanner makes impact at Eglin

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Minty Knighton

When the 46th Test Wing's Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office purchased a 3-D laser scanner system six months ago, they had no idea how much of an impact this system would make.

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Hypersonics – the new stealth

Posted July 10, 2012 by

DARPA’s research and development in stealth technology during the 1970s and 1980s led to the world’s most advanced radar-evading aircraft, providing strategic national security advantage to the United States.

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DOD organizations launch inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute

Posted August 24, 2012 by Jennifer Carroll

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office partnered with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory to launch its inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute July 28 to Aug. 10. The two-week residential program,…

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NASA C-20A completes radar study of Pacific rim volcanoes

Posted October 24, 2012 by

NASA photograph by John McGrath NASA’s modified Airborne Science C-20A is seen on the parking ramp at Yokota Air Force Base near Tokyo, Japan. The aircraft, carrying the UAVSAR mounted in an undercarriage pod, was deployed to conduct a radar imaging mission of Japan’s active volcanoes. NASA’s Airborne Science C-20A aircraft, carrying a specialized synthetic…

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NASA green aviation project to move into next phase of research

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NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project is moving forward with its research efforts to “green” the skies. ERA is developing aircraft concepts and technologies to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment during the next 30 years. Fay Collier, ERA project manager based at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will unveil the…

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NASA awards environmental compliance, operations contract

Posted March 27, 2013 by

NASA has selected Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide environmental compliance and restoration services at the agency’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. The White Sands Test Facility Environmental Compliance and Operations (ECO) contract calls for a two-year base period beginning June 1 and extending through May 31,…

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