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747 shuttle carrier makes big move to Space Center Houston

To safely move 318,000 pounds of aircraft parts nearly eight miles it will take more than a determined education foundation; in fact Space Center Houston is teaming with 30 public, private and government agencies to "bring the legacy home" - many of whom offered their services at little or no charge.

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NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

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It is easy being green Green Hornet team strikes, wins environmental excellence award

Navy photograph The Green Hornet flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 22, 2010. On Earth Day 2010, the Super Hornet became the first Navy aircraft to demonstrate alternative fuel capability using a 50/50 blend of camelina biofuel and the Navyís primary jet fuel, jet propellant (JP)-5. For the seventh consecutive year, the F/A-18…

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Optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helo takes successful first flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter…

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Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

Army photograph A new tank cartridge was recently tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pictured here are: (from left) Kent Evans, TRADOC Capability Manager – Armored Brigade Combat Team; Kevin Mulligan, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command; Maj. Juan Santiago, assistant product manager; Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz Product Manager; Greg Malejko, ARDEC; Steve Peralta, is…


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Headlines June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Business U.S. leads global arms exports surge Worldwide arms exports are surging. They’re up nearly 30 percent since 2008, according to a new report from defense analyst IHS Jane’s. Weapons exports totaled $73 billion in 2012, up from $57 billion four years earlier. Total worldwide defense spending in 2012 was $1.6 trillion.   Defense U.S….

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VA processes nearly all disability claims pending more than two years

Posted  July 2, 2013

Over 2 Years, Moves to Complete Those Older Than 1 Year The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over…

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Army spells out long-term plan for equipping force after drawdowns

Posted  July 2, 2013

Army photograph Army photograph Soldiers of the 1099th Transportation Detachment load Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles aboard ship from the Middle East headed to the U.S. A lot of MRAPs in Afghanistan are not as lucky, as shipping costs are prohibitive, making it more affordable to destroy them in theater. One of the tasks now facing…

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NASA decommissions its Galaxy Hunter spacecraft

Posted  July 2, 2013

NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time.

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Lockheed Martin names senior VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Posted  July 2, 2013

Lockheed Martin has appointed Paul Lemmo, 47, senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Business Development and a corporate officer, succeeding Patrick M. Dewar, newly named executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International. Lemmo will be responsible for global strategies and new business capture, and will lead the Lockheed Martin business development organization with offices…

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NASA awards construction contract at Stennis

Posted  July 2, 2013

NASA has selected Healtheon Inc. of New Orleans to provide a high pressure industrial water line under the Multiple Award Construction Contract at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The firm-fixed price task order has a total value of $29.8 million and a performance period of 530 days. Work is scheduled…

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Governor’s budget provides continued support for California’s veterans

Posted  July 2, 2013

Long-pending benefits claims submitted by California veterans and caught in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs processing ìlog jamî could soon see the light of day. The newly signed Governor’s Budget has authorized $3 million and 36 limited-term positions that will allow the California Department of Veterans Affairs to work with USDVA to help alleviate…

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Army leaders discuss NIE path ahead at Industry Day

Posted  July 2, 2013

As the Army’s first brigade combat team deploys to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear that came together at the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, senior leaders met with industry to discuss how future NIEs will continue to drive technology forward. The NIE 14.2 Industry Day, held June 25, emphasized the significance of…

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Boeing, Garuda Indonesia celebrate delivery of first 777-300ER to airline

Posted  July 2, 2013

Boeing and Garuda Indonesia celebrated the arrival of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range) in Jakarta July 2. The long-haul, twin-aisle airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs delivered to the airline and is a key component of the Garuda Indonesia’s Quantum Leap fleet revitalization program. “The 777 is an extraordinary airplane that will bring…

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UTC Aerospace Systems celebrates grand opening

Posted  July 2, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems celebrated the grand opening of its corporate headquarters on West Tyvola Road in Charlotte, N.C., June 28, 2013. The event included remarks from North Carolina Governor Patrick L. McCrory and company leaders. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. During the ceremony UTC Aerospace Systems announced a commitment of…

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