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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


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Juno’s eighth close approach to Jupiter

Posted  September 15, 2017

This series of enhanced-color images shows Jupiter up close and personal, as NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet. The images were obtained by JunoCam.

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737 MAX in skies over Edwards

Posted  September 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Boeing 737 MAX takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its fourth-generation, narrow-body 737 at Edwards recently. The company has also been testing its 787 Dreamliner here as well. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the…

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Orion parachutes measure up in high pressure test

Posted  September 15, 2017

NASA photograph by James Blair Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers tested the parachute system on Sept. 13, 2017, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma. NASA is qualifying Orion’s parachutes for missions with astronauts. During this test,…

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VA to make beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma

Posted  September 15, 2017

On Sept. 14, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Shulkin has been working with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson and their staffs on this issue beginning Sept. 13. “We thank Governor…

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NASA’s Dragonfly Project demonstrates robotic satellite assembly

Posted  September 15, 2017

A revolutionary NASA Technology Demonstration Mission project called Dragonfly, designed to enable robotic self-assembly of satellites in Earth orbit, has successfully completed its first major ground demonstration.

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