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Defense

New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted December 29, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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Making sailors SAFFiR

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tammy White

Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at expo Navy photograph by John F. Williams The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory’s ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Ala. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels….

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Space

NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

Posted February 27, 2015 by

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Three crew members returned to Earth March 11 after a 167-day mission on the International Space Station that included hundreds of scientific experiments and several spacewalks to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future arrivals by U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Posted March 30, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Tech

Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Posted April 15, 2015 by Pete Merlin

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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NASA names winners of student launch challenge

Posted May 18, 2015 by

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tenn., has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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World

U.S., African nations share techniques in partnership exercise

Posted March 28, 2012 by

ACCRA, Ghana – Ghanaian, Benin, Togolese, Senegalese, Nigerian and U.S. air force members hit the flightline loading, guarding and marshaling aircraft March 21 during the African Partnership Flight 12-2 capstone event here.
The capstone gave all nations involved in the…

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