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Space

NASA completes maximum parachute test for Orion spacecraft

Posted August 29, 2012 by

NASA successfully completed another parachute test of its Orion spacecraft high above the skies of the U.S. Yuma Army Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona Aug. 28. The test examined the maximum pressure Orion’s parachutes might face when returning from exploration missions. Orion will be the most advanced spacecraft ever designed and carry astronauts farther into…

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Hurricane Hunters provide critical data during major storms

Posted August 29, 2012 by

As the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” wrap up their mission flying through Hurricane Isaac, one of the unit’s pilots provided an insight into who they are and some facts and figures about how they perform during their dangerous missions. Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa is based with…

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Air Force C-130 firefighting efforts reach milestone

Posted August 29, 2012 by Ann Skarban

Air Force Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s reached a major mission milestone Aug. 24 by dropping the 2 millionth gallon of retardant for the season. MAFFS 5, assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing here, dropped the record-breaking gallon during its third sortie of the day battling the Halstead fire north…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a BBJ 747-8

Posted August 29, 2012 by

Boeing today celebrated the delivery of the first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 Aug. 29. The Aeroloft(tm), designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of…

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Thousands of Guardsmen available to governors in Isaac’s path

Posted August 28, 2012 by

More than 33,500 National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said Aug. 27......

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West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

Posted August 28, 2012 by by Joyce Conant

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development....

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101st Airborne Division female soldiers first to test prototype body armor

Posted August 28, 2012 by by Megan Locke Simpson

Cartoonist Bob Thaves once said, "Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels." This quote is applicable to the Army's female soldiers of today, who now make up 14 percent of the total force....

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Hiding in plain sight

Posted August 28, 2012 by

This robot is made of silicone. It can walk, change color and light up in the dark. It can even change temperature. In the future, robots like this might be made for just a few dollars.....

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NASA selects two technologies for commercial suborbital tests

Posted August 27, 2012 by

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles, to test the payloads' functionality before full deployment on future missions....

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Boeing-built U.S. Army Apache fleet surpasses 3.5 million flight hours

Posted August 27, 2012 by

Boeing and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours.....

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