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Partnership, teamwork enable landmark science glovebox launch to ISS

As the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-IIB rocket carries NASA's Life Sciences Glovebox toward its berth on the International Space Station, hardware specialists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and their partners around the world are eager to initiate new, high-value biological research in Earth orbit.

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Army innovation through re-engineering

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled ten muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts.

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Tailwheel: The mascot of War Eagle Field

As the saying goes, if you’re performing, never follow a child or animal act for you will surely fail! My apologies to anyone who has ever fallen victim to that, because this issue’s story is a yarn of a beloved pet that sure goes a long way in bringing a smile to one’s face.

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BAE Systems eyes novel way of flying

Experts at BAE Systems are developing technologies to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. As military domains become more contested, technologies become more complex, and sources of data multiply it is crucial that pilots are able to quickly access, assess and act on critical information.

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Final Delta II launch orbits NASA polar ice probe

Liftoff of a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 15 marked the end of an era for a workhorse launch vehicle and a significant leap forward for environmental science. The booster — the last of its type — carried NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a state-of-the-art climate observation probe. The spacecraft is equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind to measure the average annual changes in Earth’s polar ice sheets.


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2018 Gathering of Eagles slated for Oct. 13

Posted  September 21, 2018

The Flight Test Historical Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Gathering of Eagles – “Breaking Barriers, Expanding Horizons – Celebrating the Women of Flight Test.” The 2018 Eagles are: Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, U.S. Air Force, SES Dr. Sandy Miarecki, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force retired, Air Force Academy Kelly Latimer, Lt. Col., U.S….

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NASA selects three ideas to pursue that could help transform aviation

Posted  September 21, 2018

Like a collection of savvy entrepreneurs gathered to hear new business proposals in a “shark tank,” NASA’s aeronautical innovators always are looking for the “next best thing.”

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Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Posted  September 21, 2018

Airbus photograph An A321 for operator JetBlue is the first aircraft produced at Airbus’ U.S.-based A320 Family production line to be partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the United States will deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel this week. The latest A321 for JetBlue is…

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Barbecue brings test pilots together

Posted  September 21, 2018

What started as a friendly gesture more than 20 years ago has become a family tradition for the Hansen family as, Antelope Valley, Calif., residents Al and Cathy Hansen celebrate with the men and women who graduate from local test pilot schools.

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Northrop Grumman unveils ‘Vanguard’ open architecture radar solution

Posted  September 21, 2018

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Vanguard radar is a modular, scalable radar architecture that can meet a wide range of mission requirements and integrate into a variety of platforms across domains. Northrop Grumman has unveiled its “Vanguard” radar solution; a multi-function, open architecture system that can be easily scaled and applied to multiple missions and…

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