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Richard Branson welcomes astronauts home from Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight

History was made and a long-anticipated dream realized in Mojave, Calif., Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Sir Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company.

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DOD Scaling Up Effort to Develop Hypersonics

The Defense Department is looking to step up its development of hypersonic weapons -- missiles that travel more than five times faster than the speed of sound -- DOD leaders said at the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored "Hypersonics Senior Executive Series" in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018.

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Dec. 16 marks anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable launch

On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean.

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Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology

Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting.


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Defense

How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

Posted  December 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks Master Sgt. Moe Shivers, a 914th Operations Support Squadron boom operator at Niagara Air Reserve Station, N.Y., refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft over Avon Park, Fla., Jan. 30, 2018. The A-10s, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station, Ind.,…

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Defense

Dec. 16 marks anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable launch

Posted  December 14, 2018

On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean.

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U.S. military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Posted  December 14, 2018

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast. Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet. The five crew members identified Dec. 12 were on a KC-130 Hercules…

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Space

Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Posted  December 14, 2018

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Defense

Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps readiness

Posted  December 14, 2018

Navy photograph by PO3 Jason Isaacs The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning…

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