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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…


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News Briefs June 4, 2014

Posted  June 4, 2014

Pentagon: Russian fighter intercepted U.S. plane The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Pacific in late April, prompting top officials to communicate their concerns to the Russian military. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said June 3 the Russian Su-27 fighter flew across the…

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force breaks ground on new fourth building

Posted  June 4, 2014

Air Force photograph by Don Popp From left to right: Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright; Col. Cassie B. Barlow, commander of 88th Air Base Wing;† Fran Duntz, chairman of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson, director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air…

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Trident II D5 missile reaches 150 successful test flights

Posted  June 4, 2014

Navy photograph One of two Trident II D5 missiles tested June 2 by the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin, has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic…

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Living History flying day

Posted  June 4, 2014

The Planes of Fame Living History Flying Day begins at 10 a.m., June 7. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt will be on display and will also perform a flight demonstration. The membership-sponsored raffle flight will be announced at noon. Additionally, five World War II fighter pilots will speak to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day…

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Lockheed Martin to provide U.S. Air Force with Space Fence radar to safeguard space resources

Posted  June 4, 2014

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $914 million contract to improve the way objects are tracked in space and increase our ability to prevent space-based collisions. Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence solution, an advanced ground-based radar system, will enhance the way the U.S. detects, catalogs and measures more than 200,000 orbiting objects. With…

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June 2014

Posted  June 4, 2014

June 6 – 10th Meeting of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, Boston, Mass. http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/exopag/exopag10/ June 7 – Chinese/Soviet Technical Forum, London, United Kingdom www.bis-space.com/2013/11/27/12174/chinesesoviet-forum-2 June 8-13 – Goldschmidt 2014 Geochemistry Conference, Sacramento, Calif. http://goldschmidt.info/2014/index June 8-14 – Conference: Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, Giardini Naxos, Italy https://indico.skatelescope.org/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=270 June 9 – Meeting: Exploration…

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Exercise Angel Thunder

Posted  June 4, 2014

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bradley Church SSgt. Christopher Lindsay, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., familiarizes his self with a map during Exercise Angel Thunder, Papago Army Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz., May 8, 2014. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports…

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Raytheon selected to demonstrate next generation, modular radar system

Posted  June 4, 2014

Raytheon has been awarded a $6 million study and demonstration contract by the Office of Naval Research to further develop an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar. Raytheon’s EASR concept leverages proven Radar Modular Assembly architecture matured on Air and Missile Defense Radar. EASR’s flexible approach meets the performance needs of different candidate ship classes for ship…

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Loads tests validate design of hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator

Posted  June 4, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technicians prepare the “donut” test article for the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator structural loads testing in NASA Armstrong’s Flight Loads Laboratory. A new donut-shaped inflatable device designed to more effectively slow down a spacecraft upon atmospheric re-entry to Earth or other planets could not only be more economical than current…

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Veteran’s job fair

Posted  June 4, 2014

RecruitMilitary is hosting a veteranís job fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m., June 19 at Dodger Stadium. The purpose of the job fair is to connect veterans with veteran-friendly employers. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly employers including USAA, Home Depot, Waste Management, Verizon Communications, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Wells Fargo, Starbucks…

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