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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.

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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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Space

NASA names Patrick Forrester new chief of Astronaut Office

Posted  June 2, 2017

NASA’s Director of Flight Operations Brian Kelly has selected Texas native Patrick Forrester as the chief of the Astronaut Office. Forrester replaces U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Cassidy, who has held the position since July 2015. Cassidy will return to the astronaut corps and resume his candidacy for flight assignment. “Chris is an American hero,” Kelly…

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Thrift store supports veterans and community

Posted  June 2, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy treasure hunters: Terri and Kristi frequent Red White Blue thrift shop in Quartz hill to look for various art supplies. Searching mostly for plates, the ladies mix, match and glue pieces together for glass garden flowers. Here, they find containers for an outdoor robot. Knowing that donating and shopping…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted  June 2, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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SpaceShipTwo completes another successful glide flight

Posted  June 2, 2017

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, took to the skies June 1 for its fifth glide flight.

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Headlines – May 31, 2017

Posted  May 31, 2017

News ‘Direct collision’ for U.S. homeland missile defense test against ICBM target – A monumental intercept test for the United States’ critical homeland defense system designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missile threats from North Korea and Iran was a success, the Missile Defense Agency announced May 30 shortly after the test.   ‘Shocked’ South…

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