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NASA tests new alloy to fold wings in flight

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air.

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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite responding to commands

The U.S. Air Force's 460th Space Wing is now "talking" with the fourth Space Based Infrared System  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018.

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Orion spacecraft recovery rehearsal underway

NASA’s new deep space exploration systems will send crew 40,000 miles beyond the Moon, and return them safely home.

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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.


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Defense

AFRL’s AgilePod shows ISR versatility during Scorpion fit test

Posted  January 3, 2018

To be ‘agile’ means to be nimble, responsive and able to adapt quickly and easily to any situation. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s premier intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pod, the AgilePod, lived up to its moniker as it integrated seamlessly onto the Scorpion light attack ISR aircraft recently.

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Space

NASA releases logo for upcoming 60th anniversary

Posted  January 3, 2018

. In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a U.S. government agency. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed NASA’s founding legislation, the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 29, 1958. NASA considers its birthday to be Oct. 1, the day the agency opened for business. NASA has released an…

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Defense

Flight testing validates waveform capability

Posted  January 3, 2018

The Air Force is moving forward to demonstrate the capabilities of the protected tactical waveform through recent flight tests.

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  January 3, 2018

Air Force   Raytheon, Woburn, Mass., has been awarded a $333,355,700 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Surveillance Radar Program operations and maintenance follow-on sustainment package that includes contractor logistics support (sustainment); engineering services and technical updates to address equipment obsolescence; transportation and material costs associated with contractor repair and return services; spare and repair parts;…

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Headlines – December 29, 2017

Posted  December 29, 2017

News Afghanistan suicide attack: Dozens killed in Kabul – At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.   Nigeria says U.S. agrees delayed $593 million fighter plane sale – The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons…

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