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NASA’s Hubble, Chandra find clues that may help identify dark matter

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought.

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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

Posted March 27, 2015 by Jet Fabara

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

Posted March 25, 2015 by

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Posted March 25, 2015 by

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 25, 2015 by Diana Bachert

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

Posted March 23, 2015 by

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.

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Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

Posted March 23, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by SSgt. Michael Nasworthy The M113 armored personnel carrier, shown above, is to be replaced by the new armored multi-purpose vehicle fleet. Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need…

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines, Sinopec celebrate China’s first commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec March 21 celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight ñ which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 ñ used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking…

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F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Posted March 23, 2015 by

A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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