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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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Business

Boeing, Japan Airlines announce order for four 787-8 Dreamliners

Posted  September 22, 2017

Boeing and Japan Airlines announced an order Sept. 20 for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. “This order for additional…

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Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

Posted  September 22, 2017

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Business

PAC-3 MSE test successful from remote launcher

Posted  September 22, 2017

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target Sept. 16 in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher.   As part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at the Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the test demonstrated the expanded…

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Space & Technology

HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

Posted  September 22, 2017

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

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Veterans

Finally home: Marine killed 74 years ago laid to rest

Posted  September 22, 2017

Cpl. Raymond Clark Snapp is finally at rest, 74 years after his death. In October 1941, the young man from a small town in northeast Texas enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps just two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Snapp was later injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal and taken to Honolulu to…

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