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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Space

NASA delivers detectors for ESA’s Euclid spacecraft

Posted  May 10, 2017

Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

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Defense

USS Abraham Lincoln underway for sea trials

Posted  May 10, 2017

Navy photograph by PO3 Matt Herbst The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Newport News, Va., under its own power for the first time after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul. Abraham Lincoln will spend several days conducting sea trials, which will test many of the ship’s key systems and…

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Space

NASA receives proposals for future solar system mission

Posted  May 10, 2017

NASA has received and is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system exploration. The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA’s New Frontiers program – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months. The goal is to select a mission for flight in about two years, with launch in the…

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Veterans

Former Vietnam POW speaks to Team Kirtland about courage, commitment

Posted  May 10, 2017

Air Force photograph Retired colonel and former Vietnam prisoner of war Lee Ellis speaks at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., members May 2-3, 2017, at the Base Theater. Ellis spoke about the importance of character, courage, commitment in leaders. Character, courage, and commitment were three key teaching points of the presentations given to members of…

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Space & Technology

Testing prepares NASA’s space launch system for liftoff

Posted  May 10, 2017

The world’s most powerful rocket -- NASA’s Space Launch System -- may experience ground wind gusts of up to 70 mph as it sits on the launch pad before and during lift off for future missions.

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