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A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington,…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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NASA completes successful battery of tests on composite cryotank

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkGI6JeNY0E?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 NASA photograph by David Olive One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with cryogenic hydrogen and structural loads were applied to simulate stresses the tank…

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NASA completes key review of world’s most powerful rocket

NASA officials Aug. 27 announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars

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NASA MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft completes visual, radar mission in Hawaii

NASA photograph “Ikhana,” NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted research aircraft, carries a maritime radar in a specialized centerline pod during a flight to check out systems prior to the aircraft’s deployment to Hawaii in July 2014. NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, named “Ikhana,” recently completed a deployment to Hawaii in support of two diverse flight opportunities….


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News Briefs August 13, 2014

Posted  August 13, 2014

Iraq isn’t Syria: Congress on board this time Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into it, the Obama administration’s emergency military action against Islamic State Sunni insurgents in northern…

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B-52 aircrews hone long-range ISR capabilities

Posted  August 13, 2014

Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command recently took advantage of a multinational U.S. Southern Command-led exercise to hone their long-range reconnaissance capabilities.

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NASA’s flying laboratories study our world

Posted  August 13, 2014

Throughout the remainder of 2014, NASA is flying a series of airborne research campaigns from the North Pole to the South Pole and many points in between ñ to take a closer look at U.S. air quality, hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and the impact of climate change on Earthís polar regions….

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Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for Solar Probe Plus satellite

Posted  August 13, 2014

Image courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory The Solar Probe Plus, with solar panels folded into the shadows of its protective shield, gathers data on its approach to the Sun. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.- Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to supply its space inertial…

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NASA selects proposals to increase STEM education at community, technical colleges

Posted  August 13, 2014

NASA’s Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools across the United States. Each award has a two-year performance period and a maximum value of $500,000. The 35…

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Raytheon to develop directed energy technology for light vehicle deployment

Posted  August 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Laser weapon systems moved a step closer to reality with the award of an $11 million contract to Raytheon. Under an Office of Naval Research program, Raytheon will develop a vehicle-based laser device capable of defeating low-flying threats such as enemy drones. The Ground Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move Future Naval…

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NASA’s NuSTAR sees rare blurring of black hole light

Posted  August 13, 2014

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech The regions around supermassive black holes shine brightly in X-rays. Some of this radiation comes from a surrounding disk, and most comes from the corona, pictured here as the white light at the base of a jet. This is one possible configuration for a corona – its actual shape is unclear….

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Curiosity’s first two years revealing Mars’ history

Posted  August 13, 2014

The successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, Aug. 5, 2012, was a milestone of America’s preeminence in space exploration.

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California Guardsmen aid in wildfire battle

Posted  August 13, 2014

Army photograph by SFC Benjamin Cossel A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew from the California Army National Guard drops 660 gallons of water on a Northern California fire, Aug. 4, 2014. In what has become a nearly annual mission for the California National Guard, Army and Air Force aviators are dousing wildfires across Northern California,…

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Space technology experiments tested in microgravity flight

Posted  August 13, 2014

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program funded a series of parabolic flights to evaluate eight space-technology experiments conducted by a like number of teams in late July.

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