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Aerotech News Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – June 15, 2018 http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/ggjb/ Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edtion! We have SO MUCH GREAT READING in this week’s issue of Aerotech – starting with our cover story, the arrival…

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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 

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History at a rest stop!

Kramer Junction was originally west of its current location on Highway 58 out by Boron. When the 395 crossed the current 58, the historical four corners became a reality. All that was needed was an owner who could see the potential of this desert crossing to make it flourish. Many of us AV residents have been over these roads many times.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.


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News

Officials Identify Marines Lost in Osprey Incident

Posted  August 11, 2017

Three U.S. Marines have been declared deceased after extensive search-and-rescue efforts when an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft entered the water off the coast of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, the evening of Aug. 5. The deceased are: Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin R. Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine. Cross was assigned to Marine…

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Defense

Army study reveals new findings on human-autonomy interaction

Posted  August 11, 2017

A team of Army scientists and engineers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

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Business

Lockheed Martin delivers new production ATACMS missile

Posted  August 11, 2017

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Ark. Lockheed Martin is under contract to deliver 124 new ATACMS missiles to the U.S. Army and an international customer. The ATACMS program is in full-rate production at Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires…

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Defense

Army teams up with university to stretch battery life for mobile devices

Posted  August 11, 2017

Army photograph by Jhi Scott Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur von Wald Cresce works in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is also co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Brown University have teamed up to develop solutions that…

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Space

NASA selects proposals to study galaxies, stars, planets

Posted  August 11, 2017

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies.

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