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Mars spacecraft reveal comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere.

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NASA announces early stage innovations space tech research grants

Posted November 21, 2014 by timchisham

NASA image by Eric Stern Advanced thermal protection materials modeling using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method simulates the flow through porous TPS materials. Research into these sorts of advanced technologies enable the journey to Mars and enable future exploration. NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first operational Fire Scout to U.S. Navy

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout sits on the tarmac at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version…

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Airmen, families, friends remember loved ones at Arlington

Posted December 17, 2014 by SSgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly 50,000 volunteers came together to place remembrance wreaths on the headstones of about 230,000 veterans during the 23rd Annual National Wreaths Across America Day Dec. 13, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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Tuskegee Airmen receive the 2014 Omar N. Bradley ‘Spirit of Independence Award’

Posted December 31, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Gonsier

The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

Posted January 23, 2015 by

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.

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Lockheed Martin pilot hits 1000 hours in Raptor

Posted February 6, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin Chief F-22 Test Pilot Steve “Hooter” Rainey celebrated another career milestone as he reached 1,000 hours flying an F-22 Raptor Jan. 22 over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Ingenuity drives Lockheed’s AEHF program to production milestone early

Posted March 2, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule.

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LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 26 may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors.

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

Posted April 1, 2015 by

The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…

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