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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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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Headlines – December 30, 2016

Posted  December 30, 2016

News Two killed in military helicopter crash in Galveston Bay – Texas Army National Guard officials say two crew members aboard an Apache helicopter on a routine training mission have died when their aircraft crashed in Galveston Bay just off the shoreline about 25 miles southeast of Houston.   No U.S. carrier now in Mideast…

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News Briefs – December 30, 2016

Posted  December 30, 2016

Iran says it warns off fighters, drones during drill An Iranian general said Wednesday that his country’s air defenses have warned off several fighter jets and drones during an ongoing military drill. “In the past three days of military drills, the air defense has given warnings to 12 aircraft of trans-regional countries to stay away…

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Air Force Research Laboratory

Posted  December 30, 2016

The roar of history can be heard at the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base.

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NASA 2017 – Building the Future

Posted  December 30, 2016

NASA looks forward to 2017. For more information on NASA in 2016 and beyond, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-reveals-the-unknown-in-2016

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412th Test Wing

Posted  December 30, 2016

The history of U.S. Air Force flight test is inextricably linked with the history of Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. In fact, almost every airframe that has been part of the U.S. Air Force inventory was tested at Edwards.

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