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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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Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

Posted  January 29, 2014

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country.

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NASA ramps up space launch system sound suppression testing

Posted  January 29, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAkvXYg47Q&feature=player_embedded The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA’s Space Launch System is underway. The tests will allow engineers to verify the design of the sound suppression system being developed for the agency’s new deep space rocket. The testing, which began Jan. 16 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,…

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Lockheed Martin powers on second GPS III satellite in production

Posted  January 29, 2014

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Forces next generation Global Positioning System recently turned on power to the bus and network communications equipment payload of the programs second satellite designated GPS III Space Vehicle 2 (SV-02). The successful powering on of GPS III SV-02, on Dec. 19, 2013, at Lockheed Martins Denver-area GPS…

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NASA’s Hubble helps solve mystery of ultra-compact, burned-out galaxies

Posted  January 29, 2014

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Europe’s Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies that erupted and burned out early in the history of the universe. Enabled by Hubble’s infrared imaging capabilities, astronomers have assembled for the first time a representative spectroscopic sampling of ultra-compact, burned-out elliptical galaxies…

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Dyess receives first operational IBS-upgraded B-1

Posted  January 29, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Richard Ebensberger Maj. James Silva, left, and Lt. Col. Steven Myers, both B-1B Lancer pilots, complete a flight in the first newly upgraded operational B1-B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B Lancer was recently upgraded with an Integrated Battle Station. The IBS is a…

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NASA radar maps winter pace of Iceland’s glaciers

Posted  January 29, 2014

A high-precision NASA radar instrument left Southern California for Iceland today on a NASA research aircraft to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter.

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Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

Posted  January 29, 2014

With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

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Headlines – January 27, 2014

Posted  January 27, 2014

Business: Lockheed falls 4 percent as profit plunges amid U.S. budget cuts – Lockheed Martin, the U.S. government’s largest contractor, fell the most in more than two years after its fourth-quarter profit plunged 14 percent.  Boeing, General Dynamics reach $400 million A-12 settlement with U.S. Navy – Boeing and General Dynamics on Jan. 23 each agreed to…

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News Briefs January 27, 2014

Posted  January 27, 2014

North Korea says South should end drills with U.S. North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations is again demanding that South Korea cancel its upcoming joint military exercises with the United States. Sin Son Ho’s words echoed similar demands by the North’s National Defense Commission earlier this month, when it proposed the rivals halt military…

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James ceremoniously sworn-in by Hagel

Posted  January 27, 2014

A day after ordering an independent review of the militarys nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nations ballistic nuclear missiles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Jan. 24 vowed to restore confidence in the Air Forces nuclear mission. Whatever the factors – historical, institutional, cultural – the Department…

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