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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Space

Orion parachutes measure up in high pressure test

Posted  September 15, 2017

NASA photograph by James Blair Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers tested the parachute system on Sept. 13, 2017, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma. NASA is qualifying Orion’s parachutes for missions with astronauts. During this test,…

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VA to make beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma

Posted  September 15, 2017

On Sept. 14, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Shulkin has been working with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson and their staffs on this issue beginning Sept. 13. “We thank Governor…

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Space

NASA’s Dragonfly Project demonstrates robotic satellite assembly

Posted  September 15, 2017

A revolutionary NASA Technology Demonstration Mission project called Dragonfly, designed to enable robotic self-assembly of satellites in Earth orbit, has successfully completed its first major ground demonstration.

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Business

Lockheed Martin Ventures invests in Ocean Aero, strengthening focus on unmanned maritime systems

Posted  September 15, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Ocean Aero’s latest model, the Submaran S10, has the power and payload for a wide range of sensor systems. Lockheed Martin Ventures is making a strategic investment in Ocean Aero, the developer of the Submaran™ unmanned maritime vehicle. This is Lockheed Martin Ventures’ third investment this year, and it will create opportunities…

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Technology

Army scientists discover power in….. well, read the story for yourself

Posted  September 15, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water. The research team announced earlier this summer that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder they were developing produced pure hydrogen…

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