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NASA engineers dream big with small spacecraft

Many of NASA's most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo -- all large machines that could measure up to a school bus.

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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.

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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.


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Headlines – April 16, 2018

Posted  April 16, 2018

News F-22 Raptor came to a rest on its belly during major mishap April 13 at NAS Fallon – An F-22A Raptor belonging to Elmendorf Air Force Base’s 3rd Wing was involved in a major mishap this weekend. Details remain sketchy and are likely to change, but a source told The War Zone that the…

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News Briefs – April 16, 2018

Posted  April 16, 2018

Simulated chemical incident part of Jordan-US military drill The United States and Jordan have launched a 12-day military exercise with scenarios ranging from border security to counter-terrorism and for the first time a simulated chemical incident. The Eager Lion drill started April 15, a day after the U.S., France and Britain launched missiles at Syrian…

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Defense

80 F-35s delivered, thousands more in the works; ‘We own the fight,’ says admiral

Posted  April 16, 2018

With U.S. F-35 squadrons getting underway and international partners receiving and flying their own versions of the cutting-edge platform, the F-35 program is operating at a full sprint.

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Lockheed Martin-led team hosts christening for future USS Indianapolis

Posted  April 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph Ship sponsor Jill Donnelly breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow during the christening ceremony for the nation’s 17th Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Indianapolis, at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on April 14. MARINETTE, Wis., April 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Lockheed Martin-led industry team hosted the christening ceremony for…

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Bringing B-52 future faster

Posted  April 16, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright A B-52 Stratofortress, designated for Operational Test by an “OT” tail flash, idles alongside another B-52 on the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2018. Before new equipment or software upgrades are fielded for the B-52, the 419th Flight Test Squadron and then…

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