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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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News Briefs – June 19, 2017

Posted  June 19, 2017

Afghan soldier wounds 7 U.S. soldiers in insider attack An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers June 17, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week. Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the 209th Army corps, confirmed that an insider…

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Space & Technology

Webb Telescope set for testing in space simulation chamber

Posted  June 19, 2017

NASA photograph by Desiree Stover NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sits in front of the door to Chamber A, a giant thermal vacuum chamber located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  The telescope will soon be moved into the chamber, where it will spend a hot Houston summer undergoing tests at sub-freezing cryogenic temperatures.  The telescope…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes high-speed wind tunnel testing

Posted  June 19, 2017

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force have completed a series of rigorous, high-speed wind tunnel tests for Small Diameter Bomb II™, moving the weapon one step closer to integration on the Joint Strike Fighter. SDB II can destroy moving targets in all weather conditions at ranges greater than 40 miles. SDB II’s one-of-a-kind tri-mode seeker…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates landmark unmanned mine-hunting capabilities

Posted  June 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated unmanned mine-hunting capabilities using the high-speed AQS-24B sensor during the Belgian Defense Technology & Industry Day trials at the Naval Base at Zeebrugge, Belgium. This effort, which is a follow-on to the successful operation during Unmanned Warrior in Scotland, in October 2016, demonstrated the high area coverage rate (ACR) achievable…

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NASA, French Space Agency express commitment to joint exploration

Posted  June 19, 2017

ESA photograph by Philippe Sebirot NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of France’s space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, conclude the signing of a cooperative agreement with a handshake June 19, 2017, at the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and…

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