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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Business

High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit

Posted  April 29, 2016

Aerospace giant Boeing saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits. Revenues were up 2 percent to $22.6 billion but that was not enough to offset higher costs for Boeing’s products and labor. Boeing is currently in the process of reducing its 160,000-person…

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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

Posted  April 29, 2016

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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Boeing, China Eastern Airlines finalize order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted  April 29, 2016

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Eastern Airlines April 28 finalized an order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at nearly $4 billion at current list prices, strengthens China Eastern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “We are very happy to introduce the new 787 Dreamliners into our long-haul fleet,” said China Eastern Airlines Chairman Liu Shaoyong. “The…

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Carter: DOD’s fiscal 2017 budget request takes long view

Posted  April 29, 2016

The fiscal year 2017 Defense Department budget request must, of necessity, take the long view, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee April 27. The secretary said the long view is needed, “because, even as we fight today’s fights, we must also be prepared for what might come 10, 20, or 30…

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Headlines – April 29, 2016

Posted  April 29, 2016

News Marines’ deadly fighter jet to make its first ship-based deployment next year – The Marine Corps’ version of the joint strike fighter’s maiden deployment is set for late 2017 and its bound for the Western Pacific, the Navy’s top officer in the Pacific said Tuesday.     Business It’s official: Finmeccanica is now Leonardo…

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