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Space Solar Power Initiative established by Northrop Grumman, Caltech

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Joseph Ensor (left) and Caltech’s Ares Rosakis (right) shake hands as part of the recent SSPI commemoration event held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Northrop Grumman has signed a sponsored research agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the development of the Space Solar Power…

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Triton UAS conducts first flight with search radar

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River, Md., air space.

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Celebrate with NASA as agency commemorates Hubble’s 25th anniversary

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25 this year. The observatory has transformed our understanding of our solar system and beyond, and helped us find our place among the stars. NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running April…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Emancipation Hall.

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…


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Headlines April 15, 2015

Posted  April 15, 2015

News: Blackwater guards sentenced – A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing – SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station…

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News Briefs April 15, 2015

Posted  April 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

Posted  April 15, 2015

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Honoring Lockheed Martin’s heritage

Posted  April 15, 2015

“The Right Stuff” recently came together during Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Heritage Night, when four pilots--Rob “Skid” Rowe, Mark “Forger” Stucky, Gregory “Beast” Feest and James E. “JB” Brown III--shared some of their experiences of flying the worlds most sophisticated and iconic aircraft included the U-2, SR-71, F-117 and F-22.

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace delivers telescope deployable tower assembly

Posted  April 15, 2015

Northrop Grumman photograph The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA’s James Webb…

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NASA selects American small business, research institution projects for further development

Posted  April 15, 2015

NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy right here on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s…

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft nears historic encounter with Pluto

Posted  April 15, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons. “Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never…

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted  April 15, 2015

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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Research for one-year space station mission among NASA cargo launched aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Posted  April 15, 2015

NASA TV The series of images shows the journey the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from its launch at 4:10 p.m., EDT, April 14 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., to solar array deployment.   Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future…

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Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted  April 15, 2015

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Pilots Joanne Mc Carty and J.J. Shapiro (center) pose with card counters Phil Moores, Noelle Palmer, Erin Hambrick and Yuchuek Hsia during the annual Ninety-Nines Poker Run at William J. Fox Airfield. Shapiro won the highest hand of the day. She earned her license while battling cancer and has only…

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