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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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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Sikorsky begins CH-53 King Stallion deliveries to Marine Corps

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps May 16. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet.

Aerotech News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review digital edition! We have some great feature stories prepared for your reading enjoyment in this week’s issue. Check out our cover story on the Dream Chaser space plane, which recently wrapped up ground and flight testing conducted by NASA Armstrong at Edwards AFB.

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted  August 18, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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Army acquires new test dummies for vehicle safety

Posted  August 18, 2017

Keeping Soldiers safe is a top priority for vehicle engineers. Army researchers partnered with industry and academia to develop the next generation crash test dummy. Together they designed a new device that will save lives. The standard device used for testing occupant safety was developed by the automotive industry in the 1970s — commonly referred…

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NASA Armstrong interns soar at agency-wide networking event

Posted  August 18, 2017

Interns from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California launched a rocket, toured space flight facilities and gained inspiration from an astronaut candidate at a NASA-wide intern networking event July 14 and 15 at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Mobility Guardian draws to an end

Posted  August 18, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. while flying over Yakima, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of…

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Marine returns Japanese WWII flag to original family

Posted  August 18, 2017

Marine Corps photograph Tatsuya Yasue, left, receives a flag from World War II veteran Marvin Strombo at Higashishirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 15, 2017. Tatsuya, along with other members of the family have waited over 70 years for the return of the brother they lost during the war. The ceremony provided both families with…

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