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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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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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U.S., coalition strikes hit terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Posted  August 10, 2016

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq Aug. 9, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Aug. 10. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Operation Inherent Resolve Strikes in Syria…

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NASA selects six companies to develop prototypes, concepts for deep space habitats

Posted  August 10, 2016

NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.

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News Briefs – August 10, 2016

Posted  August 10, 2016

RAF helicopter catches fire after landing on Wales mountain Britain’s defense ministry says a Royal Air Force training helicopter made an emergency landing on a mountain peak in Wales and then burst into flames. The Ministry of Defense says all four people aboard the Griffin training helicopter got out safely after the aircraft developed a…

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Headlines – August 10, 2016

Posted  August 10, 2016

News Four more U.S. sailors disciplined in Iran boat seizure incident – More officers and enlisted have been disciplined for their conduct in the January Farsi Island debacle, which lead to the capture of 10 sailors and two riverine command boats by Iranian paramilitaries.     Business Kuwait orders Airbus transport helos in $1.1 billion…

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AF releases criteria for basing new F-16 training squadrons

Posted  August 12, 2016

The Air Force released basing criteria Aug. 11 that will be used to select candidate bases to establish additional permanent formal training units using F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Air Force needs to increase fighter pilot production as part of the service’s efforts to address its fighter pilot shortage. However,…

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