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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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Navy marks milestone production of key aircraft computer system

Posted  August 13, 2012

The Navy and industry partner General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems marked the milestone production of a key computer system...

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Northrop Grumman signs mentor-protege agreement With Juno Technologies

Posted  August 13, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement with Juno Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program. CANES is the Navy’s effort to streamline and update shipboard networks to improve interoperability and affordability across the fleet. The mentor-protégé relationship was formalized during a signing ceremony on…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 13, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service's 20th chief in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 10.

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Boeing opens new parts processing center in Oregon

Posted  August 12, 2012

Boeing celebrated Aug. 10 the opening of its new parts processing center and building expansion in Gresham, Ore., a suburb of Portland. Employing about 1,800 people, Boeing Portland is an ISO 14001-certified site that serves as the company’s Center of Excellence for complex machining, gear systems and flight controls. Elected officials and representatives from community…

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Air Force names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  August 12, 2012

Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands; direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The…

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U.S. Army South, Colombian army along with 17 partner nations kick-off PANAMAX 2012

Posted  August 12, 2012

U.S. Army South, along with armed and security forces from 17 nations, has officially kicked-off the annual U.S. Southern Command sponsored Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX exercise, which will take place simultaneously in San Antonio, Miami, Suffolk, Va., and in Panama until August 17...

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Boeing names new sales leader for Commercial Airplanes

Posted  August 12, 2012

Boeing announced Aug. 10 that John Wojick has been named the new vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes. Wojick succeeds Ray Conner, who was named president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in June. Wojick, a 32-year veteran of Commercial Airplanes who began his career as an aerospace engineer, moves to his new position…

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News Briefs – August 10, 2012

Posted  August 12, 2012

NTSB: Fan shaft failed on 787 during taxi test   The National Transportation Safety Board says a fan shaft failed on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine during a taxi test at Charleston International Airport. The investigation into the failure of the engine on July 28 is ongoing. The engine was built by General Electric. NTSB…

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AFA focuses on aerospace challenges in annual Air & Space Conference

Posted  August 12, 2012

The Air Force Association has announced that a favorable opinion by the Secretary of the Air Force’s Ethics Office has authorized a waiver for conference fees associated with the 2012 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition for all military members on active duty and DOD civilian personnel. AFA’s Air & Space Conference is Sept….

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ONR selects Hamilton Sundstrand for demonstration of energy-dense PEMFC based air-independent propulsion system

Posted  August 12, 2012

UTC Aerospace Systems’ legacy Hamilton Sundstrand business was recently awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate an energy-dense air independent power system for an undersea vehicle as part of ONR’s Long-Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. This program will develop an energy…

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