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NASA spacecraft provides new information about sun’s atmosphere

Posted October 17, 2014 by

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares.

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Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

Posted November 3, 2014 by SFC Michel Sauret

It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Executive Sweet takes flight during open house

Posted November 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Nellis hosted an open house Nov. 8 and 9, which celebrated the 21st century Air Force and it's accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. During this celebration, several military aerial demonstration teams, including the American Aeronautical Foundation with their B-25J Mitchell, participated.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Posted November 24, 2014 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft completes first spaceflight test

Posted December 8, 2014 by

NASA marked a major milestone Dec. 5 on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

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NASA, planetary scientists find meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir

Posted December 19, 2014 by

This illustration depicts Martian water reservoirs. Recent research provides evidence for the existence of a third reservoir that is intermediate in isotopic composition between the Red Planetís mantle and its current atmosphere. These results support the hypothesis that a buried cryosphere accounts for a large part of the initial water budget of Mars. NASA and…

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Army to further consolidate footprint in Europe

Posted January 9, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

While the big news coming out of the Pentagon Jan .8 was the closure of U.S. Air Force facilities at RAF Mildenhall, England, the Army will also consolidate or close several facilities in Europe.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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NASA study finds carbon emissions could dramatically increase risk of U.S. megadroughts

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.

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Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion wing line restarted

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin restarted the wing production line for the P-3 Orion Mid-Life Upgrade program for Canada and Chile on March 4.

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