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U.S. begins flight testing advanced missile defense interceptor

Posted June 8, 2015 by

POINT MUGU NAVAL STATION, Calif. –†The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency hsd conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The interceptor’s bigger rocket motors and more capable kill vehicle will engage threats sooner and protect larger regions from short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. “The SM-3 Block IIA program…

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Robots from South Korea, U.S. win DARPA finals

Posted June 8, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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NASA spacecraft detects impact glass on surface of Mars

Posted June 8, 2015 by

Photograph courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona Researchers have found deposits of impact glass (in green) preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the instrument Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected deposits of glass within…

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Bechtel makes generous donation to museum

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds David ìJesterî Smith and Lisa Grey of the Flight Test Historical Foundation receive a $25,000 donation from Brian Sheridan and Richard Tighe on behalf of Bechtel National, Inc. The Flight Test Historical Foundation and the Air Force Flight Test Museum are a bit closer to their goal of moving the…

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AEDC wind tunnel modernization benefits from ‘in-house’ fabrication capabilities

Posted June 5, 2015 by Raquel March

The four-foot transonic (4T) wind tunnel in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility is benefitting from modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation partly due to the manufacturing capabilities of the Model Shop personnel at the Complex.

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TransWorld Aero opens shop in Antelope Valley

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Michael Morgan was leaping from trees, roof tops and whatever else he could climb onto since the age of nine so when his mom fashioned a bedsheet with a few handles and told him to use it the next time he jumps from a rooftop, he was ecstatic.

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NATO’s first alliance ground surveillance aircraft unveiled

Posted June 5, 2015 by

Expanding NATO's joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability, Northrop Grumman and its industry partners together with NATO leaders unveiled the first NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft to an audience of customers, distinguished guests, employees and community leaders.

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Aerospace Academy students demonstrate their enrichment

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Students at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently showcased their projects from throughout the school year during a semi-annual Exhibition of Learning. 

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Robotics teams prepare to compete for $1.5 million in NASA Challenge

Posted June 3, 2015 by

Twenty robotics teams, ranging from university students to small businesses, are preparing to compete June 8-13 in the fourth running of the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge for a prize purse of $1.5 million.

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Northrop Grumman awards scholarships to two San Fernando Valley students

Posted June 3, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Huong (Kimberly) Au (left) and Andy Wang are recipients of the Northrop Grumman Woodland Hills facility’s annual Engineering Scholars award, which honors promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. The students were honored at an awards reception on May 21 at the Warner Center Marriott in…

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