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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.


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Business

Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Posted  May 2, 2016

Airbus Group said April 28 it’s facing a “challenging year” after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. Despite a problematic first quarter, the company is maintaining its forecast for growth in plane orders and deliveries over 2016. The parent of European plane-maker…

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Lockheed Martin, Daewoo sign agreement to build multi-mission combat ships

Posted  May 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship, which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market.

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Retired general hoping to restore trust in Wounded Warrior

Posted  May 2, 2016

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Fletcher’s military career brought him to Jacksonville to help manage a global network for moving military equipment to hot spots and bases. He’s back now on a new mission with a military angle, but his task is harder to quantify. The Wounded Warrior Project’s board picked Fletcher to step in as…

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Boeing 737 MAX makes first international journey for flight testing

Posted  May 2, 2016

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It’s the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet. The airport’s 13,300-foot (4,050-meter) altitude tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes, which can affect overall airplane performance. “The…

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KC-135 crews support KC-46A testing missions

Posted  May 2, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Christopher Okula The KC-46A program’s first test aircraft, EMD-1, conducts tests of aircraft acceleration and vibration exposure while flying in receiver formation at various speeds and altitudes behind the KC-135 Stratotanker. ( Sixty-year-old KC-135 Stratotankers from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, recently supported the new KC-46A Pegasus testing and evaluation missions…

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