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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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News Briefs – May 4, 2016

Posted  May 4, 2016

Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing U.S. planes, ship Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said May 2. “My hope is that we can stop this sort of activity,” Adm. John M. Richardson told reporters at…

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Headlines – May 4, 2016

Posted  May 4, 2016

News U.S. weighs more troops, hi-tech weapons in Europe to counter Russia – Seeking to stare down any future Russian aggression, the United States is looking to deploy more troops and sophisticated weapons to Europe, the U.S. military’s top officer told Foreign Policy.     Business Lockheed Martin gets $1.3 billion for F-35 plus-ups –…

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Defense

BLUE: Out of Vietnam

Posted  May 6, 2016

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. In this episode of BLUE, we introduce two Air Force Vietnam War veterans and an unbelievable story of friendship and reconciliation.

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Veterans

Surviving the Holocaust: Former Soldier, AF civilian tells his story

Posted  May 6, 2016

Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s. In that time, Behr would suffer persecution, work in forced labor, be arrested and sent to the Theresienstadt “camp-ghetto” with his family, and ultimately, survive the Holocaust.

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Technology

NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit U.S. industry

Posted  May 6, 2016

NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogs thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain. These technologies were developed to advance NASA missions…

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