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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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T-1 Jayhawk modifications take electronic warfare training airborne

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photo by MSgt. Michelle Alexander Second Lts. Chad James (left) and Jeremy Mooney, Lt. Col. Timothy Moser, Kevin Saighman, and Maj. Carrie Register, all members of the 451st Flying Training Squadron, pose for a photo in front of a modified T-1 Jayhawk before its first flight June 4, 2013 at Naval Air Station…

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Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 MSE missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lockheed Martinís PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test June 6 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile target. The first MSE Missile successfully engaged a TBM…

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Gathering celebrates veterans, history of Battle of Midway

Posted  June 7, 2013

Active duty, reserve and retired Sailors and Marines gathered to celebrate the 71st Anniversary of World War II’s tide-turning Battle of Midway, during a dinner at the Army Navy Country Club in Washington, D.C., June 4. The ceremony hosted seven veterans of the battle and featured remarks from former Undersecretary of the Navy Robert O….

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NASA exercises contract option on engineering support squadron

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has exercised the second option of its Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support (TEAMS) 2 contract with Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc. (AMA), also of Hampton, to continue providing engineering support to the center. The current potential value of the contract, including the approximately $45 million one-year option that…

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NASA’s Hubble maps 3-D structure of ejected material around erupting star

Posted  June 7, 2013

A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova. Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to observe the light emitted by the close double-star system T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a recurring nova, during its latest outburst in April 2011….

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Navy’s third Joint High Speed Vessel launched

Posted  June 7, 2013

USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) successfully launched, June 5, from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. The third joint high speed vessel is a versatile, non-combatant, transport ship that will be used for fast intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles and equipment. “This launch is an important achievement for the program, as it’s the first…

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Lockheed Martin delivers modernized laser range finder for U.S. Armyís Apache helicopter

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the first Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Laser Range Finder Designator to the U.S. Army for the AH-64D/E Apache helicopter. ìThe new laser is the first component to be fielded in the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly,î said Lt. Col. Steve Van Riper, U.S. Army product manager of Apache Sensors. ìThe U.S. Army…

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Air Force changes military funeral honors requirements

Posted  June 7, 2013

Due to the impact sequestration has on resources, Air Force Services is adjusting requirements for military funeral honors of retirees. Air Force policy will revert to requiring a minimum of two personnel for retiree MFH details, consistent with statute and DOD policy. The Air Force historically went a step further by providing a seven-member detail…

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Another American high frontier first: 3-D manufacturing in space

Posted  June 7, 2013

In preparation for a future where parts and tools can be printed on demand in space, NASA and Made in Space Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., have joined to launch equipment for the first 3-D microgravity printing experiment to the International Space Station. If successful, the 3-D Printing in Zero G Experiment (3-D Print) will…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft proves sound under pressure

Posted  June 7, 2013

After a month of being poked, prodded and pressurized in ways that mimicked the stresses of spaceflight, NASA’s Orion crew module successfully passed its static loads tests on Wednesday. When Orion launches on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is targeted for September 2014, it will travel farther from Earth than any spacecraft built for humans…

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