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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Space & Technology

NASA names new chair for Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

Posted  August 1, 2016

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Patricia Sanders as chair of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress on matters concerning the agency’s safety performance. Sanders currently is an independent aerospace consultant. She served for 34 years in the federal government, retiring in 2008 as the executive director…

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News Briefs – August 1, 2016

Posted  August 1, 2016

Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree July 31 that introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the Turkish armed forces further under civilian authority. The decree, the third to have been issued after a three-month state…

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Headlines – August 1, 2016

Posted  August 1, 2016

News The next president’s military: Here’s a comparison of the candidates’ priorities – Troops and veterans voting in the presidential election this fall won’t just be picking their choice for commander in chief, they’ll also be choosing which political party sets the agenda on military issues for the next four years.     Business BAE:…

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Defense

U.S. Air Force signs first-ever CRADA of its kind

Posted  August 3, 2016

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement has been signed between the Air Force and Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. company of Wichita, Kansas.  Under this collaborative agreement, the United States Air Force Airworthiness Office will provide an airworthiness assessment of the Model 530 Scorpion, a non-DOD military aircraft designed, developed and funded by Textron…

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Space & Technology

NASA selects new technologies for flight tests

Posted  August 3, 2016

NASA's Flight Opportunities program has selected 13 space technology payloads to flight test on parabolic aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital launch vehicles to demonstrate new technologies. The selections were made through the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington.

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