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Carter opens second DOD innovation hub in Boston

Defense Secretary Ash Carter July 26 rolled out the department’s second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, Calif.

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Autonomous Global Hawk surpasses 200,000 flight hours

Northrop Grumman's autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes hot-fire tests

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three Reaction Control System engines for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module propulsion system.

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Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group works to ‘tell its story’

Leaders of the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group believe they have a good story, and they want to make sure it’s one of the greatest stories ever told about the Air Force Test Center.

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Sunset at the Viking Lander 1 site

Posted  July 20, 2016

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m., EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone represented the first time the United States successfully landed a vehicle on the surface of Mars, collecting an overwhelming amount of data that would soon be used in future NASA…

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Headlines – July 18, 2016

Posted  July 18, 2016

News SpaceX nails its fifth rocket landing – A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule carrying supplies for the ISS launched into orbit this morning, before the first stage of the rocket landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Incirlik airspace reopened; Turkish base commander detained – U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in…

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News Briefs – July 18, 2016

Posted  July 18, 2016

Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar use rules A federal appeals court says the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation’s oceans that could harm whales and other marine life. The court ruled in San Francisco July 15 that the National Marine Fisheries Services didn’t meet marine mammal protection requirements in…

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NASA sends trailblazing science, cargo to ISS aboard SpaceX resupply mission

Posted  July 18, 2016

Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after the July 18 launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

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Lockheed Martin will pursue new Army missile defense sensor

Posted  July 18, 2016

Lockheed Martin is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The Army’s stated objective for the LTAMDS acquisition program is to upgrade…

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