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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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F/A-18C crashes, pilot safely ejects

Posted  August 3, 2016

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Detachment Fallon, crashed into an open field near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., at approximately 10:50 a.m., PDT, Aug. 2. The Navy pilot, who is assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, ejected safely from the aircraft, was recovered by emergency response personnel, and has been…

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Challenger crew recognized with monument

Posted  August 3, 2016

Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven-member crew were lost Jan. 28, 1986, when the orbiter came apart 73 seconds after its launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted  August 3, 2016

Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.

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FAA awards Virgin Galactic operator license for SpaceShipTwo

Posted  August 3, 2016

MOJAVE, Calif.–The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation has awarded Virgin Galactic an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award comes as the new vehicle, VSS Unity, begins to stretch its legs with the first tests conducted out of the hangar. Unity conducted the first taxi test Aug. 1 to evaluate and…

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Milestones reached for enlisted women on submarines

Posted  August 3, 2016

Navy photograph by CPO Kenneth G. Takada Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, assigned to USS Michigan (SSGN 727), is pinned with her enlisted submarine qualification during a ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Saavedra the first female enlisted Sailor to earn the “dolphins.” One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine…

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