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Secretary of the Air Force, SMC commander visit Northrop Grumman facility

Posted August 14, 2015 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman recently hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, and commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, on an in-depth tour of the company’s Space Park manufacturing capabilities and research and development facilities. The secretary and Lt. Gen. Greaves were also briefed…

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Buttoned Up: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-4 secure comm satellite encapsulated for Aug. 31 launch

Posted August 14, 2015 by

The fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing Aug. 10.

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First sunshield layer completed for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman's Space Park facility April 24. 

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Navy accepts delivery of LCS 6

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Aug. 11. Jackson is the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy, the third of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Capt. Warren R. Buller II, commander, Littoral…

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Oxymoronic black hole provides clues to growth

Posted August 12, 2015 by

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy. This oxymoronic object could provide clues to how larger black holes formed along with their host galaxies 13 billion years or more in the past.

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Conventional, special forces team up during ‘Joint Forcible Entry’ exercise

Posted August 10, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by SAA. Joshua Kleinholz

Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May and completed the first on-site block 1B aircraft to 2B upgrade of the U. S. Air Force configured F-35A Lightning II here in early July.

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Eye in the sky, RPA Airmen in the Red Flag fight

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

The sun beats down on the dry Nevada desert, bringing a smell of fuel that fills the air. Engines begin roaring to life as the Airmen of the 432nd Wing prepare to support Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31.

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NASA, space station partners announce crew members for 2017 missions

Posted August 7, 2015 by

NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017. The selection includes first-time space flyers NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jack Fischer.

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NASA flies stormy Kansas Skies this summer for science

Posted August 5, 2015 by

Last month, NASA and its partners waited for the sun to go down over Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska and the storms to come out in order to take a closer look at them with research aircraft.

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