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SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

Posted May 6, 2015 by

A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration May 6 by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA's endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

Posted May 1, 2015 by David Vergun

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

Posted May 1, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Boundary layer transition tests have not occurred in the hypervelocity ballistic Range G facility at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for many years but this is changing as a result of a new technology project.

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Friends support the Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy held its inaugural Friends of the Academy Benefit Dinner April 23 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center and raised more than $26,000 for their scholarship fund.

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Air Force focuses on assured access to space

Posted May 1, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29.

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