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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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Air Force drone crashes in remote California area

Posted  June 27, 2017

BISHOP, Calif.–An Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mount Whitney. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft, was making a routine trip June 21 afternoon from Edwards to its usual home at Beale Air…

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Space

SpaceX’s latest activities

Posted  June 27, 2017

BulgariaSat-1 launched into orbit On June 23, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into orbit — the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history. This mission marked the second reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this…

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Veterans

U.S., Japan honor lives lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Posted  June 27, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe Okinawa residents pay their respects at the Cornerstone of Peace memorial wall during the Okinawa Memorial Day service at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan, June 23, 2017. The memorial walls are inscribed with more than 240,000 names of people who died in the Battle of Okinawa, regardless…

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Defense

U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17

Posted  June 27, 2017

Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24, 2017. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.

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Business

GPS III in full production: Second Lockheed Martin satellite assembled, ready to begin environmental testing

Posted  June 27, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III satellite, GPS III SV02, is fully integrated and ready for environmental tests this summer at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility. In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS…

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