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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Space & Technology

NASA opens $2 million third phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Posted  November 8, 2017

Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won’t be able to carry all of the materials with us from Earth. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges…

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Veterans

California surfing clinic assists wounded warriors’ recovery

Posted  November 8, 2017

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Navy Seaman Emily Wallace reacts to a moment free from her severe pain during a surf therapy session for Naval Medical Center San Diego patients in Del Mar, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017. The medically appointed surf therapy helps her to manage her pain and provides her with a reprieve from…

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Defense

Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

Posted  November 8, 2017

Exercise Angel Thunder, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2017.

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Defense

AEDC tests three-stream adaptive engine for Pratt & Whitney

Posted  November 8, 2017

Pratt & Whitney photograph AEDC test teams have successfully completed testing an adaptive three-stream fan in the J2 Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. The testing for Pratt & Whitney was conducted as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. Test teams from the Arnold Engineering Development…

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DARPA selects Northrop Grumman to support technical innovations in computer processing development

Posted  November 8, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to collaborate on the development of a graph processor chip that aims to vastly enhance efficiencies and capabilities of today’s top processors. As a part of DARPA’s newly instated Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit program, Northrop Grumman will work with five other entities to implement…

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