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Space

NASA spacecraft achieves unprecedented success studying Mercury

Posted April 17, 2015 by

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant.

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SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

Posted May 6, 2015 by

A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration May 6 by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA's endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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Austal launches Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Brunswick

Posted May 20, 2015 by

Austal launched the recently christened USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6) at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala., May 19. With the 338-foot Joint High Speed Vessel entering the water for the first time, the ship will undergo final outfitting and testing before sea trials and delivery to the U.S. Navy later this year. USNS…

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DARPA chip-scale atomic clocks aboard International Space Station

Posted April 3, 2012 by

Atomic clocks are the most accurate frequency standard and timing devices in the world. Their range of uses include being the international standard for timekeeping, managing broadcasts and satellite positioning, navigation and timing. Traditional…

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Events

Mojave Airport hosts biggest Plane Crazy Saturday to date

Posted April 25, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Around 2,000 people put on their walking shoes and sunscreen to participate in what turned out to be the biggest Mojave Plane Crazy Saturday yet April 21. More than 200 airplanes were flown in, filling the entire main flightline, from the new airport tower down to the Scaled...

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

Posted May 8, 2012 by

The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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Defense

Odierno: Sequestration could lead to hollow Army

Posted May 18, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

It's possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army's chief of staff said May 17. The Army is already planning on...

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Patty Welsh

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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Mars Rover Curiosity set to land Aug. 5

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

There's both good news and not-so-good news about the mission of the rover Curiosity, now speeding to its Aug. 5 contact date within the Gail crater, near the Mars equator. The good news is that the probable...

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Air Force presence helps preserve progress in Iraq

Posted June 25, 2012 by by TSgt. Beth Del Vecchio

A group of U.S. airmen assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq help to preserve progress made in the country after almost a decade of war. The mission of OSC-I, in coordination with USCENTCOM...

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