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LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 26 may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors.

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NASA spacecraft detects aurora, mysterious dust cloud around Mars

Posted March 18, 2015 by

University of Colorado image Artistís conception of MAVENís Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the ìChristmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earthís “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained…

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Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

Posted March 16, 2015 by David Vergun

Army photograph Then-Maj. Michele P. Harper, a pilot with the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade, out of Morrisville, N.C., prepares for takeoff. At then time, Harper, a Hendersonville, N.C., native was the only female Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the North Carolina Army National Guard. A directive signed by Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Feb. 25,…

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AF develops high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating for fighter aircraft

Posted March 16, 2015 by

The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems across the Air Force, including the F-35 Lightning II.

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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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First-ever Italian F-35a ‘rolls out’ of Cameri production facility

Posted March 13, 2015 by

History was achieved March 12 when the first Italian F-35A Lightning II rolled out of the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out facility, marking the first F-35A assembled internationally and the first of eight aircraft currently being assembled.

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NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m., EDT, March 12, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.

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Boeing updates NATO AWACS with 21st century flight deck, avionics

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Boeing recently completed the first flight of a NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with modern flight deck and avionics systems that replace 1970s-era analog systems.

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Rocket motor test moves NASA’s space launch system closer to deep space

Posted March 13, 2015 by

NASA and Orbital ATK March 11 conducted the first qualification ground test of the five-segment rocket motor that will be used for NASA's heavy-lift Space Launch System, which is being designed to enable exciting new exploration missions throughout the solar system.

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NASA’s Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

Posted March 13, 2015 by

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface.

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