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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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Boeing to feature innovative maritime capabilities at Navy League Expo

Posted  April 3, 2013

At this year’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Boeing will showcase an array of proven maritime capabilities and innovative technologies, including advances in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that help U.S. maritime services accomplish their missions. The exposition is April 8-10 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Boeing’s exhibit at Booth…

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State-of-the-art 3D printers cut costs, turnaround time

Posted  April 3, 2013

Engineers and technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Penn., use a highly innovative, cutting-edge fabrication process to significantly cut costs and reduce turnaround time.

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Reunions

Posted  April 3, 2013

April 2013 April 9-12: Super Sabre Society Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, contact Dewey Clawson at (724) 336-4273 or email deweyclawson@hotmail.com April 18-21: 475th Fighter Group; 431st, 432nd and 433rd Fighter Squadrons, 5th Air Force Nashville, Tenn. For more information contact Dana Grossman at (858) 692-1358 or email dana@grossman.info. April 25-28: Air Force Public…

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NASA announces 17th screening of space program artifacts

Posted  April 3, 2013

NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to screen and request historical space artifacts. The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies, processes and the accomplishments of NASA’s many programs. NASA and the General Services Administration worked together to ensure broad access to space artifacts and to provide a web-based electronic artifacts viewing…

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A-10 fires first-ever laser-guided rocket

Posted  April 3, 2013

Courtesy illustration The 40th Flight Test Squadron completed another first in February when an A-10 Thunderbolt II fired a guided rocket that impacted only inches away from its intended target. The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. Before the Thunderbolt test, the rocket had proved…

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NASA seek academic partners for smallsat technology collaboration

Posted  April 3, 2013

NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals from U.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate with agency researchers. Small spacecraft, or smallsats, represent a growing field of space research and operations in which universities often have led the way in technology development. Smallsats, some of which are as small as a four-inch…

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Edwards Civ Mil Group Spring Mixer attracts Air Force officers

Posted  April 3, 2013

About 96 people attended the Edwards Air Force Base Support Group Spring Mixer March 28 and the breakdown was about 50-50 between Air Force officers and group members.

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Space mission undergoes restructure, moves to ACC

Posted  April 3, 2013

Critical Air Force missions continue from their current locations after the April 2 restructure of Air Force Space Command’s Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The SIDC restructure and realignment of subordinate organizations is part of the Air Force response to meet future challenges by balancing and realigning like missions…

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Boeing delivers seventh production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to U.S. Navy

Posted  April 3, 2013

The seventh P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing handed over the seventh production P-8A Poseidon to the U.S. Navy on schedule March 29, marking the first delivery from the second low-rate initial production contract awarded in November 2011. The maritime patrol aircraft departed Boeing…

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Third F-35B for United Kingdom makes first flight

Posted  April 3, 2013

  April 1, the third United Kingdom Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II sped down the runway at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base embarking on its first flight. The aircraft, known as ZM137, departed at 10:16 a.m. with Lockheed Martin F-35 Chief Test Pilot Alan Norman at the controls. ZM137 will complete a…

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