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Space

NASA spacecraft becomes first to orbit a dwarf planet

Posted March 6, 2015 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA image Ceres is seen from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft…

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Events

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted March 21, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American airmen.

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Tech

Schaefer takes command of 412th Test Wing

Posted April 3, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer relinquished command of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer March 31.

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Defense

F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Defense

First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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Business

Boeing-upgraded French AWACS take flight

Posted May 20, 2015 by

Initial operating capability of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System fleet has been achieved with Boeing’s delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and completion of the operational tests and evaluations.

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Veterans

Vietnam veterans welcomed home – finally

Posted April 4, 2012 by by Sharilyn Wells

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ““ Friends were reunited; stories were told, and memories were honored on a day that many Vietnam veterans never thought they’d see ““ a day set aside specially for them to be properly welcomed home ““ almost 40 years later. “It was hell over there,” James ‘Quincy’ Collins, retired…

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Tech

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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Defense

Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

Posted April 26, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. But they don’t buy it directly from manufacturers like Boeing or Sikorsky, they buy it...

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NASA-developed air traffic management tool flies into use

Posted June 24, 2015 by

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration, is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies.

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