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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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AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 flight controller

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.


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Headlines – December 27, 2017

Posted  December 28, 2017

News Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from Vandenberg AFB – A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Dec. 22, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.   Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters – Amid growing tensions in…

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News Briefs – December 27, 2017

Posted  December 28, 2017

British navy escorts Russian warship near UK waters Britain’s Royal Navy has escorted one of Russia’s warships through the North Sea near U.K. waters, officials said Dec. 26, amid increasing tensions between the two countries. The HMS St. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate Dec. 25…

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Gray Wolf: USAF awards Lockheed Martin $110 million for networked cruise missile

Posted  December 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $110 million, five-year Phase 1 contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and demonstrate a new low-cost cruise missile called Gray Wolf.

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless II dies at 80

Posted  December 28, 2017

Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist on the STS-41B and STS-31 missions, died Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 80. McCandless is perhaps best remembered as the subject of a famous NASA photograph flying alongside the space shuttle in the Manned Maneuvering Unit — the first astronaut to fly untethered from his…

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Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton accepts MV-22 Osprey for research

Posted  December 28, 2017

The Naval Medical Research Unit of Dayton (NAMRU-D) accepted Aircraft 24, a decommissioned Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, for aerospace medicine research Dec. 19, 2017.

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