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NASA’s InSight passes halfway to Mars, instruments check in

NASA's InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well.

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Space Soldiers ready to defend the homeland against threats from the sky

In recent decades, the possibility of attacks from the other side of the world -- missiles soaring through outer space -- has become a real threat to the United States. As these threats continue to evolve and advance, so do the capabilities to track and defend against them.

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High Desert Hangar Stories

Of the many people I have met in my life, not one has quite the story that Steve Pisanos has — full of twists and turns, the tale of a poor boy from Athens, Greece and his desire to become a pilot and a U.S. citizen.

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New airborne system to save Soldiers’ lives

Jumping out of a plane may be a routine part of an airborne Soldier's training, but if the equipment doesn't function properly, it can be deadly.

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Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination;, from race riots in major U.S. cities to the first humans orbiting the moon.


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NASA offers licenses of patented technologies to start-up companies

Posted  October 7, 2015

NASA is unveiling a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. The Startup NASA initiative addresses two common problems start-ups face: raising capital and securing intellectual property rights. Aimed at encouraging the growth of high-tech businesses and advancing American innovation, NASA’s Technology Transfer Program within the Office of…

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Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

Posted  October 7, 2015

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. Although the research project began with the objective to counter rockets, artillery and mortars, the project scope was expanded…

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NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Posted  October 7, 2015

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures…

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AEDC Blade Shop provides composite material repair

Posted  October 7, 2015

Arnold Engineering Development Complex is of the first flight simulation testing sites to use composite materials for the rotor blades and spacers in its larger wind tunnels, and the Complex established an onsite facility to maintain these parts.

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F-16V Comes to Indonesia

Posted  October 7, 2015

Lockheed Martin brought its F-16 cockpit demonstrator to Indonesia this week to highlight the F-16V, the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s venerable F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter. The F-16V offers the most advanced 4th Generation capability available on the market today, including Scalable Agile Beam Radar and enhancements to the aircraft’s mission computer, vehicle systems,…

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