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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.

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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.

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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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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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Miramar hosts 2016 air show 

Posted  October 7, 2016

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team the Blue Angels were the headline act the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show Sept. 23-25. Additionally, the Marines’ newest aircraft the F-35 — the world’s first 5th generation stealth fighter — made a rare appearance at a California air show, performing a demo of its STOVL…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research

Posted  October 7, 2016

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics sent 13 engineers and support staff to California’s Mojave Desert in September 1946 to assist in the quest for supersonic flight.

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Netherlands to upgrade Integrated Air, Missile Defense System

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Royal Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation awarded Raytheon a contract to upgrade its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system with the Modern Man Station user interface, a move to significantly boost the nation’s missile defense capability. “The Netherlands will continuously modernize Patriot as they intend to keep it in their inventory until at least 2040,” said…

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NASA shares fine art collection with public

Posted  October 7, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Cam Martin, curator of NASA Armstrong’s fine arts program, gave a special narrated tour at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History which displayed more than five dozen pieces of aviation art commemorating Armstrong’s 70th anniversary. On public display for the very first time were California artist Robert Schaar’s 17-painting series of…

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