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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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NASA announces 2013 space technology research grants

Posted  June 10, 2013

NASA has selected 65 graduate students as the 2013 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. This third class of space technology graduate students will conduct research relevant to agency technology challenges aligned with NASA’s space technology roadmaps, while pursuing degrees in related disciplines at their respective institutions. “NASA’s space technology development and innovation pipeline sees…

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NASA selects new suborbital payloads, total tops 100 experiments

Posted  June 10, 2013

NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA’s continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. †More than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s…

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General Dynamics appoints president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Posted  June 10, 2013

General Dynamics announced June 6 that Thomas W. Kirchmaier has been elected a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, reporting to David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the company’s Information Systems and Technology group. Kirchmaier succeeds Lewis F. Von Thaer, who resigned in April. The…

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Putin on Russia’s naval plans in the Mediterranean

Posted  June 10, 2013

Russia announced June 6 that it will keep a fleet of about dozen navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, a move President Vladimir Putin said is needed to protect his country’s national security. Putin said the plan should not be seen as saber rattling, but it comes as Moscow is serving as a key ally…

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Vermont Guard: Five/ categories will decide F-35 basing

Posted  June 10, 2013

The Air Force is going to use five broad criteria in deciding whether to assign the F-35 fighter jet with the Vermont Air National Guard and base the planes at the Burlington International Airport, a top guard official said June 6. A score sheet will note the cost of basing the planes in Burlington, the…

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Bechtel completes U.S. missile defense project

Posted  June 10, 2013

Bechtel has successfully completed design and construction of missile silos and fields vital to the security of the United States. The work was completed on schedule and within budget. The work was done under the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense Program, which aims to protect the U.S. from long-range ballistic missile attacks. Bechtel…

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News Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Putin: Navy in Mediterranean not saber-rattling President Vladimir Putin says Russia will permanently keep a navy squadron in the Mediterranean Sea to protect its interests. Speaking at a June 6 meeting with the military brass, Putin said the move shouldn’t be interpreted as saber-rattling. He said the Mediterranean is a ìstrategically important region, where we…

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Headlines June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Business Goldman upgrades defense contractors Defense contractors including F-35 jet maker Lockheed Martin and missile supplier Raytheon were upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group. Airbus building A350 momentum as sales chief criss-crosses globe Airbus SAS is looking to build momentum for the new A350, with its sales chief criss-crossing the globe to chase orders while test…

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F-35A completes 1st in-flight missile launch

Posted  June 7, 2013

Courtesy photograph An F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 over the Point Mugu Sea test range June 5, 2013. An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range, June 5. It was…

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Northrop Grumman engineers show high school seniors ups, downs of advanced aircraft design

Posted  June 7, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman engineer Jeremy Alonso launches a remotely controlled aircraft as Julia Tang watches. Tang, a senior at Redondo Beach (Calif.) Union High School, designed and built the aircraft as part of Northrop Grumman’s High School Involvement Partnership (HIP), an award-winning mentoring program with local schools. HIP gives high school seniors the…

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