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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Ball Aerospace equips Orion mission with key avionics, antenna hardware

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships


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Army honors service, sacrifice of Korean War veterans

Posted  July 26, 2013

Just three days in advance of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended fighting in Korea, veterans who fought in that conflict were honored with a Twilight Tattoo in the nation's capital.

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NASA’s WISE finds mysterious centaurs may be Comets

Posted  July 26, 2013

The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics. Are they asteroids or comets? A new study of observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer finds most centaurs are comets. Until now, astronomers were not certain whether centaurs are asteroids…

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Lockheed Martin ships NIRCam for Webb telescope to NASA

Posted  July 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly and testing of the Near Infrared Camera and has shipped the instrument to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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NASA astronauts demonstrate operations in Boeing CST-100 spacecraft

Posted  July 26, 2013

Two NASA astronauts for the first time evaluated communications, ergonomics and crew-interface aspects of the Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 capsule.

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100th jet in final production; first F-35 bound for Luke

Posted  July 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by John Wilson   The 100th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the first aircraft destined for Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., has entered the last stage of final assembly. This conventional takeoff and landing aircraft, known as AF-41, is scheduled to arrive at the base next year. During final assembly,…

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NASA mission discovers particle accelerator in heart of Van Allen Radiation Belts

Posted  July 26, 2013

Using data from a NASA satellite, scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe and known as the Van Allen radiation belts. New results from NASA’s Van Allen Probes show the acceleration energy is in…

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Wounded vet reflects on Korean War 60 years after armistice

Posted  July 26, 2013

With plans to participate in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., July 27 marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, a veteran who lost two limbs in the conflict said he’s proud of what thousands who fought there accomplished

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NASA selects eight physical science research proposals

Posted  July 26, 2013

NASA’s Physical Science Research Program will fund eight proposals to help investigate how complex fluids and macromolecules behave in microgravity. The investigations will be conducted aboard the International Space Station. These studies will result in new basic knowledge that provides a foundation on which other NASA researchers and engineers can build approaches to problems confronting…

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Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATP achieves operational flight status on B-52

Posted  July 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod has achieved operational flight status on the B-52 bomber.

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Former USS Solace survivor laid to rest

Posted  July 26, 2013

A Pearl Harbor survivor was laid to rest during an ash scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 24. Family members of Yeoman 1st Class Alphonse “Al” Vanden Brul scattered his remains, along with a portion of his late wife’s, into the harbor where he will be reunited with…

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