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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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Defense

Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader

Posted  June 16, 2017

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use.

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Space

Falcon 9 scheduled to launch from Vandenberg

Posted  June 16, 2017

The Iridium NEXT satellite is scheduled to launch at1:25 p.m., June 25, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This will be the first launch for Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, who took command on June 9th. “I’m…

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Defense

Soldiers, communities around the world celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday

Posted  June 16, 2017

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough U.S. Army Pacific held a Family-Soldier Fun Run/Walk on June 12 at Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday. The two-mile run consisted of Army units and Family members stationed on Oahu. Army installations around the world are celebrating the Army’s 242nd birthday…

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31st TES to celebrate 100 years of existence

Posted  June 16, 2017

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community is invited to attend a special all-hands event at Hangar 1600 on June 23. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron is holding its centennial celebration. Festivities will run from noon to 4 p.m. The gala will feature food, static displays and historical items, squadron representatives said. The 31st…

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Space & Technology

Plants to feed this, other worlds

Posted  June 16, 2017

NASA photograph NASA astronaut Steve Swanson harvests red romaine lettuce on the space station, the first fresh produce grown and eaten in space. The Veggie project, which is ongoing, uses Florikan’s controlled-release fertilizer to nourish the growing plants. Astronaut ice cream may be an exotic treat for kids, but for real space explorers, a fresh,…

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