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NASA’s Hubble Telescope finds potential Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons Pluto mission

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.

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USS Coronado conducts dynamic interface testing with Fire Scout

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Sailors aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle NAVSEA announced Oct. 16.

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NASA begins sixth year of airborne Antarctic ice change study

Posted October 17, 2014 by

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice.

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Boeing delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule Oct. 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews.

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Scientific balloon launch highlights NASA exhibit at Balloon Fiesta

Posted October 15, 2014 by

A live television transmission of the launch of a high-altitude balloon carrying a NASA scientific payload Oct. 8 provided an extra perk for visitors to the NASA exhibit at the 43rd International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Preparing for Antarctic flights in California desert

Posted October 15, 2014 by

NASA photograph by John Sonntag The constellation Ursa Major looms over a GPS-equipped survey vehicle and a ground station to its left at El Mirage Dry Lake. By comparing elevation readings from both GPS sources, researchers can build an elevation map to precisely calibrate the laser altimeter for ice thickness measurements. At first glance, a…

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F-35 performs at MCAS Miramar Airshow

Posted October 15, 2014 by John Battey

The F-35 made its first appearance at an air show in California as the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II performed a demo of its STOVL capabilities and was on static display during the 2014 Miramar Air Show.

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Wreaths Across America again coming to Lancaster

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds With help from Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery and the local community our goal is to provide 800 wreaths to adorn every veteran’s grave and every Gold Star mother and father’s grave at Lancaster Cemetery. The Lancaster Cemetery District Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery have…

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Lockheed Martin delivers geostationary lightning mapper instrument for weather satellite

Posted October 15, 2014 by

A Lockheed Martin team has delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument that will provide earlier alerts of developing severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings.

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VMX-22 gets hands on with F-35 Lightning II

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 prepares to touch down aboard Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 9. This is the squadronís first F-35 Lightning II. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel A F-35B Lightning II with Marine Operational and…

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