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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.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

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.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

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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Towed twin-fuselage glider launch system first test flight successful

Posted  November 5, 2014

NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes

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Space

Global Hawks mark five years of NASA science flights

Posted  November 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Tom Miller NASA Global Hawk 872 is shown during an instrument checkout flight in late 2013 for the ATTREX mission conducted early this year. NASA’s pair of remotely operated Global Hawk Earth science aircraft marked a milestone Oct. 23, the fifth anniversary of the first NASA flight by a Global Hawk aircraft….

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Possible title: Civ-Mill celebrates new officers and 25 years of service

Posted  November 5, 2014

Photograph by Diane Betzler Members of the 17th Squadron Royal Navy Air Force attended the 25th Civilian Military Support Group Installation Dinner Oct. 23. The men are stationed at Edwards AFB and are the first British pilots to fly the F-35. “The F-35 is the future,” said Lt. Cmdr. Paret Thomson. He predicted the aircraft…

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Events

Reunions – November 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

Attack Sqdn VA-163 “Saints” Nov. 5-8 Pensacola, Fla. For more information, contact Gordon Hunter at (770) 475-0713 or email gordonhunter60@gmail.com.   47th BWA Nov. 5-9 Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dates: For more information, contact Bill Day at (850) 862-5997 or email wday7692@cox.net.   MCB 5 Vietnam Vets Nov. 5-11 Branson, Iowa For more information, contact…

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NTSB holds final media brief

Posted  November 5, 2014

Mojave, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board held their final press conferences on the investigation of the SpaceShipTwo crash, Nov. 3 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. NTSB acting chairman Christopher Hart announced that almost all of the important parts of the space vehicle needed to complete the investigation had been located. Among other…

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Events

AV Wall: The Mobile Vietnam Veterans Wall for the Antelope Valley

Posted  November 5, 2014

The AV Wall will be on display through Nov. 11 at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 7, and Taps will be played nightly at 10 p.m., although there is free, 24-hour public access to The Wall. Nov. 8 there will be a candlelight memorial walk honoring the AV…

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Posted  November 5, 2014

Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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Events

Events – November 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

Nov. 7 – Lecture: Asteroid Redirect Mission – Rearranging the Solar System, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Educator Workshop: Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Lecture: Why Are Asteroids So Interesting? Tucson, Ariz.   Nov. 9 – Second International Workshop on Scientific Opportunities in Cislunar Space, Houston, Texas  …

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Business

Northrop Grumman employees assemble bikes for military families

Posted  November 5, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ What do skilled aircraft workers do during their lunch break? At Northrop Grumman last week, they competed to build 100 bicycles for the families of military personnel serving overseas. Applying some of the techniques the company uses to manufacture major portions of advanced aircraft for the U.S. Navy, five teams of…

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Freebies for Veterans, November 11

Posted  November 5, 2014

Many restaurants and businesses offer specials to military veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This is a partial list of restaurants that are offering specials. Please check with your server on availability.   Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.   California Pizza Kitchen…

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