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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Northrop Grumman to demonstrate remote mine hunting capability

Posted  September 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph The Northrop Grumman AQS-24B towed mine hunting sensor on the Atlas Elektronik ARCIMS Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The AQS-24B features the world’s only high speed synthetic aperture sonar for mine detection, localization and classification, and an optical laser line scan sensor for mine identification. Northrop Grumman will be participating in the Royal…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted  September 2, 2016

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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World War II veteran laid to rest after 75 years

Posted  September 2, 2016

World War II veteran Lt. Julian Jordan was laid to rest at the Lewis Funeral Chapel at Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Aug. 29.

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Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test of rocket

Posted  September 1, 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.–A massive explosion rocked a SpaceX launch pad Sept. 1 during a routine rocket test for a planned weekend launch. There were no injuries, but the rocket and the satellite onboard were destroyed, SpaceX said in a statement. The company was conducting a test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when the blast…

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Headlines – August 31, 2016

Posted  August 31, 2016

News ISIS destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation – The air base that Iraqi forces hope to use as a staging area to take Mosul back from the Islamic State group was almost completely destroyed by the retreating militants, raising new doubts over whether the long-awaited operation will begin this year.   U.S….

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