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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  January 6, 2017

Lieutenants Bauscher and Hauplnthal were enjoying a New Year’s Day after a week or so of down time at south base at Muroc Army Air Field. It was a brand new year, 1944, in a world at war and the two young pilots knew that war did not pause for celebrations, as young men in fox holes and sailors on ships around the world never got a break .

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Lockheed Martin to build NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, a mission to Trojan asteroids

Posted  January 6, 2017

Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA’s Lucy mission. One of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas giant. The Lucy spacecraft will launch in 2021 to study six of…

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted  January 6, 2017

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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Sandphobic coating technology

Posted  January 6, 2017

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has its scientists and engineers creating a coating technology designed to help prevent sand from causing damage to military equipment.

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NASA X-57 simulator prepares pilots, engineers for flight of electric X-plane

Posted  January 6, 2017

When it comes to NASA X-planes, no amount of preparation, training or precaution is too great. These experimental aircraft, which have historically pushed the boundaries of aeronautics, feature exploratory designs and systems with which even the most experienced pilots have little actual practice.

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