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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

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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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

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.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.

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Air Force awards Adaptive Engine Transition Program contracts

Posted  July 8, 2016

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Propulsion Directorate here has issued two separate contracts to design, develop, fabricate, and test complete, flight-weight, centerline, 45,000-pound thrust-class adaptive engines in the Adaptive Engine Transition Program . The contracts were awarded June 30 to General Electric Aviation and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation. Both contracts…

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New crew members, including NASA biologist, launch to space station

Posted  July 8, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m., EDT, July 6.

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News Briefs – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

Coroner ruled Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide. The San Diego County autopsy report released July 8 says Seaman James Derek Lovelace’s cause of…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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U.S. Air Force selects Boeing for KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training

Posted  July 11, 2016

Boeing will help the U.S. Air Force train its KC-46 Pegasus maintenance personnel for the next seven years under a new $78 million contract, which includes contract options.

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