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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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Endeavor Robotics to develop next gen ‘back-packable’ robot

Posted  April 9, 2018

Endeavor Robotics, the world’s leading supplier of unmanned ground vehicles, has won the Engineering Manufacturing Development contract for the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System–Individual program. In being awarded the EMD phase, Endeavor was selected as one of two finalists for the down-select program. Final award of the production contract will occur after the EMD down-select…

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NASA announces independent review board members for Webb Telescope

Posted  April 9, 2018

Northrop Grumman photograph The combined Optical Telescope element / Integrated Science instrument module of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is lifted out of the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea container. Webb’s Spacecraft Element (SCE) that includes the sunshield and spacecraft bus are pictured on the far left. NASA has assembled members of…

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Additional Mk110 naval guns set to board U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships

Posted  April 9, 2018

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship. The additional guns are part of a follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. The…

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Thousands commemorate, honor WWII heroes with Bataan Memorial March

Posted  April 9, 2018

More than 8,400 marchers participated in the 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, commemorating 76 years of the Bataan Death March.

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Systel to support MQ-8C Fire Scout program

Posted  April 9, 2018

Systel, Inc., an industry leader of custom and COTS rugged computing solutions has been selected to support the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command MQ-8C Fire Scout program with rugged, SWaP optimized high density computing servers. The MQ-8C Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter designed to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support…

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