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Boeing opens new navigation system repair line at Ohio facility

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Boeing marked the opening April 26 of a new Electrostatically Supported Gyro repair line at the company’s Heath, Ohio, facility. The new line increases the capability of the skilled workforce and equipment already in place for the repair and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN, or Trident Navigation System). “As the…

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Dryden’s chief pilot flies first C-17 to Air Force Museum

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The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as the T-1 aircraft will soon become part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Dayton, Ohio. NASA Research Test Pilot Frank Batteas, associate director for Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, was one of three…

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Enterprise flight over New York City moved to April 27

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NASA managers, in coordination with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, tentatively are targeting April 27, for the ferry of space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Managers shifted the flight from April 25 to April 27 because of a large region of low…

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Striking Lockheed Martin workers picket in Texas

Posted April 23, 2012 by

Striking Lockheed Martin workers are picketing outside of a North Texas plant where the aerospace company makes F-35 fighter jets. The strike by Machinists Local 776 in Fort Worth began April 23 after union members voted overwhelmingly April 22 to reject the company’s latest contract offer. The union represents about a quarter of Lockheed Martin’s…

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Weather postpones Enterprise flight to New York

Posted April 22, 2012 by

NASA’s planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has been postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast for April 23. To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided…

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NASA, Library of Congress select first astrobiology chair

Posted April 17, 2012 by

NASA and the Library of Congress have announced the selection of David H. Grinspoon to be the first Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology. The chair, selected through an international competition, is named for the late Nobel Laureate and founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Baruch “Barry” Blumberg. Applications are solicited…

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Ex-NASA worker: Firing was over intelligent design

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Gillian Flaccus

A former computer specialist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory spent much of his free time advocating for the idea that a higher intelligence must have had a hand in creation. Now, a judge will decide if his commitment to that belief cost him his job. Closing arguments in the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by David…

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Judge won’t block discharge effort against Marine

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Julie Watson

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A federal judge denied a request Friday to block military discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton Marine who called President Barack Obama an enemy on Facebook. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff ruled the military has the right to respond to Sgt. Gary Stein’s online comments in a case that has called…

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Utah air base could lose jobs with F-35 jets

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According to an Air Force study, Utah’s Hill Air Force Base could lose jobs under a plan to replace an aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets with the new F-35. A draft environmental impact statement, released April 13, says Hill would need from $18 million to $40 million in construction, depending on the number of…

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Board says Marine who criticized Obama should be dismissed

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Julie Watson

A U.S. Marine who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page has committed misconduct and should be dismissed, a military board recommended. The Marine Corps administrative board made the decision late April 5 after a hearing for Sgt. Gary Stein. Stein’s lawyers argued that the 9-year Marine, whose service was to end in four…

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