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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Posted  October 1, 2014

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers, test pilots enjoy Mojave tradition

Posted  October 1, 2014

Photograph by Tom Reynolds Engineer and pilot students who recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School from Patuxent River, Md., and the USAF Test Pilot school at Edwards AFB kept with a 17 year old tradition, enjoying a barbeque and having photos taken with numerous aircraft displayed in Al and Cathy Hansen’s hanger…

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Global Hawk 872 return marks 100th NASA flight

Posted  October 1, 2014

  NASA Global Hawk No. 872 is pictured on the ramp after landing at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Va., at sunrise following its 10th and final science flight Sept. 28–29 in the agency’s 2014 Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft departed Wallops and flew back to its home base…

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Northrop Grumman hand held precision targeting device completes successful developmental test

Posted  October 1, 2014

A new hand held targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman that will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The evaluation of the company’s Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, was conducted…

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Educating future workers

Posted  October 1, 2014

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

Posted  October 1, 2014

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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China’s first New-Generation Boeing Jetliner B747-8 delivered to Air China

Posted  October 1, 2014

In the evening of Sept. 29 29 in Seattle, Beijing time, Air China and Boeing held a grand aircraft delivery ceremony in Seattle, the United States, marking the official delivery of China’s first B747-8 to Air China. The type is a member of the latest generation B747 family. It will arrive at Beijing Capital International…

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Two NASA Armstrong technologies recognized by tech transfer consortium

Posted  October 1, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong researchers Mike Dandachy, Ricardo Arteaga and Duc Tran (from left) were honored for their technology development work on the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, or ADS-B, Sense and Avoid system. Two aerospace technology innovations developed by engineers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., were recently honored…

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Events – October 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Oct. 3 – Lecture: The Use of In Situ Analytical Technology and Impactite Dating in Planetary Field Geology, Houston, Texas   Oct. 3 – Lecture: Space at 100 – The Next 50 Years in the Human and Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Bath, United Kingdom   Oct. 5-7 – International Workshop on Double Beta…

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Headlines September 29, 2014

Posted  September 29, 2014

News: U.S. military limits warplanes used for Islamic State bombings - The U.S. is relying mostly on warplanes already positioned in the region for its air war against the Islamic State, as opposed to dispatching a major buildup of aerial forces that happened in previous campaigns.   Business: At DOD, it’s use-it-or-lose-it season - As fiscal 2014…

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