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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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Navy to christen second Mobile Landing Platform

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m., PST, ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.   Lyn Glenn, daughter of Sen. John Glenn, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2),…

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Boeing to mentor AMRO through NASA mentor-protege program

Posted  January 31, 2014

Boeing will continue its tradition of helping small businesses by partnering with El Monte, Calif.,-based AMRO Fabricating Corporation through NASA’s Mentor-Protege Program. The focus of the three-year agreement is the work the companies are doing for NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation heavy-lift launch vehicle for deep space exploration. Boeing is prime contractor for the…

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U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

Posted  January 31, 2014

Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

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Navy tests small UAV support equipment

Posted  January 31, 2014

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing with the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft vehicle Jan.16 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Tilt-table testing is conducted on all support equipment…

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U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin complete advanced autonomous convoy demonstration

Posted  January 31, 2014

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments with multiple vehicles of different models.

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Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite tests show extensive reach in polar communications capability

Posted  January 31, 2014

  Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30…

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NASA-sponsored ‘disk detective’ lets public search for new planetary nurseries

Posted  January 31, 2014

NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org. Disk Detective is NASA’s largest crowdsourcing project whose primary goal is to produce publishable scientific results. It exemplifies a new commitment to crowdsourcing and open data by…

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Veterans homes hiring for positions throughout the state

Posted  January 31, 2014

In preparation for the opening of the Skilled Nursing Facilities at Redding and Fresno the Veterans Homes of California are launching a hiring blitz. Redding and Fresno veterans homes opened in October 2013 as Residential Care Facilities and have veteran residents and are now proceeding to open their SNF Units. To operate skilled nursing facilities…

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Headlines – January 29, 2014

Posted  January 29, 2014

News: A three-horse race emerges for HASC gavel – The race for the House Armed Services Committee gavel is underway, and sources see the panel’s vice chairman as the odds-on favorite despite an expected challenge from an up-and-coming rival. Group tries to tie HASC members, Republican hawks to Tea Party – A left-leaning political organization has concluded…

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News Briefs January 29, 2014

Posted  January 29, 2014

Navy: Jet crash pilot listed in good condition The Navy says the condition of a fighter pilot whose jet crashed off the coast of Virginia is improving. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Mike Maus said Jan. 28 that the pilot is listed in good condition. He was originally listed in critical condition by medical staff…

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