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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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AFRL 3-D audio research helps to make cockpit safer

Posted  November 10, 2014

Imagine yourself in a cockpit, flying a mission, listening to a multitude of critical voices, delivering vital messages, all at the same time and from the same direction.

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Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

Posted  November 10, 2014

In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

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Aegis combat system goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

Posted  November 10, 2014

USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets. With each flight test, the Aegis…

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NASA signs lease with Planetary Ventures LLC

Posted  November 10, 2014

In an effort to reduce costs and shed surplus property, NASA Nov. 10 signed a lease with Planetary Ventures, LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, an agency facility located in Moffett Field, Calif., and rehabilitate its historic Hangar One. NASA estimates the lease will save the agency approximately $6.3 million annually in maintenance and operation…

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Boeing presents original flight test 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight

Posted  November 10, 2014

Boeing and its employees joined the Puget Sound community Nov. 8 in celebrating the donation of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted  November 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes top suppliers for outstanding contributions

Posted  November 10, 2014

Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector held its annual Supplier Recognition Program Nov. 6 in McLean, Va., and Supplier Excellence awards were presented to 26 companies recognizing their unique contributions to Northrop Grumman and its customers. The Supplier Recognition Program recognizes suppliers that continuously provide outstanding support to Northrop Grumman and its Information Systems sector. Information…

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Mars spacecraft reveal comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere

Posted  November 10, 2014

Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere.

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SM-3, SM-2s take on ballistic, cruise missile targets during simulated missile ‘raid’ attack exercise

Posted  November 10, 2014

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets†simultaneously with a†Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-2s in a complex integrated air and missile defense exercise. “This test showcases the U.S.’s ability to defend against numerous ballistic and cruise missile threats in ‘raid’ scenarios,” said Dr. Taylor…

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Headlines November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

News: More than 600 reported chemical exposure in Iraq, Pentagon acknowledges – More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and…

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