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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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Raytheon begins delivery of railgun pulse power containers

Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program.

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Original stator replaced at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility

The Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at AEDC is known for its four powerful motors and having the world's most horsepower on a horizontal shaft for its compressors.

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Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.


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British pilot completes 1,000th vertical landing in F-35

Posted  May 20, 2016

BAE Systems test pilot Peter ‘Wizzer’ Wilson has completed the 1,000th vertical landing in an F-35 Lightning II as part of ongoing flight testing of the jet. The milestone occurred at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., and came just 6 years since another one of our test pilots, Graham Tomlinson, completed the first vertical…

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Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere

Posted  May 20, 2016

An instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. These atoms were found in the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere known as the mesosphere.

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General Dynamics DMR Radios ordered for new U.S. Navy surface vessels, subs

Posted  May 20, 2016

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver more than 30 new AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR), along with related materials and equipment for new Navy surface vessels and submarines. The software-defined radios are a mission critical communications hub for Navy vessels and submarines. The contract modification…

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VE Day and VE Dad – A Remembrance

Posted  May 20, 2016

The recent headline was “The WWII Holiday in Russia that is practically unknown in America,” and I realized almost immediately that it must have been VE Day, victory in Europe. It had to be.

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Space & Technology

Armstrong honored for Orion work

Posted  May 20, 2016

NASA's Orion space program representatives came to NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently to honor employees' contributions and talk about the space program.

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