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Outer space to inner space: SOFIA inside Lufthansa Technik hangar

Posted July 16, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jeff Doughty NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is shown inside the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it is beginning its decadal inspection. Flight, aircraft maintenance and science personnel from NASA’s Armstrong and Ames research centers are working alongside Lufthansa’s 747SP specialists to perform a wide range of inspections and…

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Help U.S. cope with climate change: Enter NASA-USGS data app challenge

Posted December 12, 2014 by

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.

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DARPA seeks technology to see through clouds for warfighter support

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Advanced, flyable electronics and scene simulation technology sought for video synthetic aperture radar Warfighters who encounter enemy forces on the ground benefit from overhead aircraft support. Some capabilities...

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Navy’s floating research platform ‘flips’ for 50th anniversary

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Grace Jean

The Department of the Navy’s Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating its 50th year of service June 29. Scores of scientists have deployed aboard the 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval...

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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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Northrop Grumman-built NASA Global Hawks support hurricane missions from both U.S. coasts

Posted September 19, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman-built unmanned NASA Global Hawks will be able to better support environmental scientists during Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel missions.

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NASA’s original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft departs Dryden

Posted November 19, 2012 by

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas NASA’s historic Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 905 points its nose skyward after takeoff from Edwards Air Force Base Oct. 24 on what is anticipated to be its final flight. One of NASA’s most familiar and recognizable aircraft, Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 905, has departed NASA’s Dryden Flight Research…

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NASA ER-2 806 back on flight status; science flights scheduled

Posted December 19, 2012 by

NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 No. 806 completed a functional check flight Dec. 12 that validated the aircraft’s systems. The ER-2 recently concluded five months of maintenance work that included a 600-hour airframe inspection and 800-hour engine inspection. A new addition to the aircraft is the NASA Airborne Science Data and Telemetry System that records navigation data…

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Lockheed Martin receives $71 million long range anti-ship missile contract from DARPA

Posted March 6, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $71 million Long Range Anti-Ship Missile modification contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to conduct air- and surface-launched flight tests and other risk reduction activities.

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KC-46A training, operational bases, alternatives selected

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Air Force officials announced May 22 Altus Air Force Base, Okla., as the preferred alternative for the KC-46A formal training unit. McConnell AFB, Kansas, was selected as the preferred alternative for the first active duty led KC-46A main operating base (MOB 1) and Fairchild AFB, Wash., and Grand Forks AFB, N.D., are the reasonable alternatives….

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