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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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U.S. Navy awards production contract for additional P-8A aircraft, first RAAF planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Courtesy photograph by Frank Crebas Pictured from top down is an F-35 Lightning II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-4 Skyhawk. In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona…


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DOD recovers remains of 17 from 1952 aircraft crash in Alaska

Posted  June 20, 2014

The remains of 17 service members have been recovered from an aircraft that was lost in Alaska more than six decades ago, Pentagon officials announced June 18. On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, with 11 crew members and…

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Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

Posted  June 20, 2014

An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth.

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Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition

Posted  June 20, 2014

During the summer of 2013, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem that no contractor seemed able to solve.

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Lockheed Martin names VP, domestic business development, operations

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin has appointed John Rood vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood’s appointment is effective June 23. “John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government,” said Paul Lemmo, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development….

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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted  June 20, 2014

AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours.

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted  June 20, 2014

The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.

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Northrop Grumman awards engineering scholarships to pair of graduating San Gabriel Valley-area students

Posted  June 20, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Donovan Gonzales and Bryan Zhong are this year’s recipients of Northrop Grumman’s prestigious Engineering Scholars award, which is given to promising high school seniors in the San Gabriel Valley area interested in pursuing a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. The recipients of the $10,000 scholarships were honored during the…

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NASA invites public comment on Mars 2020 draft environmental impact statement

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA is requesting the public and interested organizations to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the agency’s proposed Mars 2020 mission. The comment period runs through July 21. During the comment period, NASA will host an online public meeting from 1-3 p.m., EDT, June 26, at https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/mars2020. The meeting site will…

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Test Pilot School grads to embark on new horizons

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 13B stood proudly in the base theater June 13 as Col. Lars Hoffman, USAF TPS commandant, announced the graduates of the prestigious school.

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NASA announces latest progress, upcoming milestones in hunt for asteroids

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study in the 2020s - all on the agency's human Path to Mars.

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