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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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News Briefs June 12, 2013

Posted  June 12, 2013

Air Force admits error on support The U.S. Air Force is admitting giving out wrong information on public support for basing the F-35 fighter jet in Burlington, Vt. In a revised draft environmental impact statement, the Air Force said last month it had received 913 public comments on the proposal to base up to 24…

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Headlines June 12, 2013

Posted  June 12, 2013

News Top military leader says Army special forces never told to stand down after Benghazi attack The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said June 12 that four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after last year’s deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya,…

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Becker Avionics digital intercommunication system installed in†North American Rockwell OV-10 Broncos

Posted  June 14, 2013

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system was recently installed in two North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco turboprop†aircraft. The Becker DVCS replaces the legacy audio system in the aircraft and provided a much needed modern ICS upgrade for these aircraft. The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen by the customer because of its unique ability to…

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AEDC site of choice for unique T-6 Texan II engine test

Posted  June 14, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A frontal view of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop engine installed in AEDCís SL-1 test cell includes a special shroud to provide a simulated flight environment for the propeller. Without the shroud the propeller would create a pulse every time the blade passes at the closet point…

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Airbus A350 XWB makes first flight

Posted  June 14, 2013

The worldís aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbusí A350 XWB June 14 as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France, and followed on the Internet by a global audience. Beginning its takeoff roll exactly on time at 10 a.m….

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Warm ocean, not icebergs, causing most of Antarctic ice shelves’ mass loss

Posted  June 14, 2013

Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent's ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found.

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Hubble uncovers evidence of farthest planet forming from its star

Posted  June 14, 2013

using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star, a finding that may challenge current theories about planet formation. Of the almost 900 planets outside our solar system that have been confirmed to date, this is the first to be found at such a…

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College students study Earth from NASAís DC-8 flying lab

Posted  June 14, 2013

PALMDALE, Calif. Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency’s Earth Science research. Now in its fifth year, NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, mathematics and engineering to participate in all aspects…

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Last Air Force Huey starts new mission with NY police force

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Air Force's last operational UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, more commonly known as Huey, was recently transferred to New York State Police's aviation unit as part of the Law Enforcement Support Organization Program at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 5.

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Bell Boeing awarded contract for 99 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor Aircraft

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has been awarded a five-year U.S. Naval Air Systems Command contract for the production and delivery of 99 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, including 92 MV-22 models for the U.S. Marine Corps and seven CV-22 models for the U.S. Air Force…

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