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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.


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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

For the last two weeks the skies over Las Vegas have been constantly alive; a living, breathing, anthem of airpower signifying Red Flag is at full throttle.

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SecAF outlines plan to address ‘systemic problems’

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James shared her observations from her visit with airmen across the ICBM community following revelations of a proficiency-test cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last month. Speaking to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, James discussed her visits to bases in Wyoming, North Dakota,…

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Navy conducts assessments to protect environment

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests large class second stage motor for U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons center

Posted  February 14, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Feb. 12 that its Large Class 92″ diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at simulated altitude conditions at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex at Arnold AFB, Tenn. Aerojet Rocketdyne is aGenCorp company. The Large Class second stage was designed, fabricated and tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Air…

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Great deal of symmetry between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON – The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill here†Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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NASA awards mission operations advanced technology, integration contract

Posted  February 14, 2014

NASA has awarded its Advanced Technology and Integration contract to Tietronix Software Inc. of Webster, Texas for support at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This firm-fixed price contract begins April 1 with a five-year base period and includes indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders. The value of the contract is $35 million. Tietronix will provide…

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Second Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first flight

Posted  February 14, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki A second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter flew for the first time at Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, Calif., on Feb. 12. Current flight tests are focused on validating the flight capabilities of the system before ship-based flights take place this summer. Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy…

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Boeing Commercial Crew Program passes NASA hardware, software reviews

Posted  February 14, 2014

Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program recently completed a hardware design review and software safety test, bringing it closer to launching the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that will return Americans to space. Boeing completed a Critical Design Review for the the system’s Launch Vehicle Adapter, which connects CST-100 to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The…

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New space shuttle exhibit to open at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  February 14, 2014

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will be cleared for liftoff when the museum’s new Space Shuttle Exhibit opens to the public on Feb. 26.

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Tunnel 9 engineers conduct boundary layer transition experiments at Mach 10

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Michael Smith Air Force Project Engineer and Purdue University graduate student George Moraru examines the illuminated temperature sensitive paint coating on the large, 7-degree cone prior to the test program. The testing is performed under the Test Resource Management Center and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research funded Hypersonic Center…

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