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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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Veterans

Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition kicks off in Toronto

Posted  September 25, 2017

DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. team captain, carries the American flag as her team enters the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. At right is team co-captain Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears. The Invictus Games, established by…

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Northrop Grumman awarded support contract for UK CUTLASS EOD unmanned ground vehicle

Posted  September 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman photograph The CUTLASS remotely controlled vehicle for explosive ordnance disposal was designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the U.K., and provides state-of-the-art capabilities for national security and resilience applications. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a 24-month contract by the Ministry of Defence’s Special Projects Search and Counter Measures team for in-service…

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Headlines – September 22, 2017

Posted  September 22, 2017

News Mattis: Budget uncertainty leads to questions of whether America ‘has the ability to survive’ – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis believes that years of budget uncertainty have left the U.S. military in such a precarious position that if it is not solved soon, it will represent an existential threat to American security.   The…

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News Briefs – September 22, 2017

Posted  September 22, 2017

Feds: CitiFinancial to pay $907K for unlawfully seizing cars Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a complaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel. The settlement approved Sept. 18 by a federal court in Dallas reveals that CitiFinancial pursued repossessions even when it had evidence…

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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Posted  September 22, 2017

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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