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Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.


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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 18, 2017

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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G-III aircraft from NASA Armstrong provides live TV coverage of solar eclipse across America

Posted  August 18, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Ore., at 9:05 a.m., PDT. Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun,…

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Technology

TALONS tested on commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for first time

Posted  August 18, 2017

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a 174-foot (53-meter) Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, evaluated the technology demonstration system over three days near Naval Station Mayport, Fla….

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Defense

FRC East inducts first F-35A

Posted  August 18, 2017

Navy photograph by Chrystal Smith An F-35A Lightning II just in from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., taxis along the flight line at Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., to receive depot- and field-level modifications as a light rain falls Aug. 9, 2017. Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point,…

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News

Five missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

Posted  August 18, 2017

HONOLULU–A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii Aug. 16 for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for…

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