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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 Navy√≠s 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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Dryden helped JPL calibrate Mars Science Lab radar

Posted  July 27, 2012

One of the key systems of the upcoming landing of the Mars Science Lab is a new pulse-Doppler radar. The Terminal Descent Sensor provides velocimetric and altitude data. Its rigorous test program included two series of flight tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. JPL field test lead Jim Montgomery presented a colloquium…

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New flight control mode improves F-35C handling on landing approach

Posted  July 27, 2012

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the first dedicated test flight May 4...

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Reserve A-10 pilots debut new technology at RIMPAC

Posted  July 27, 2012

In its first operational test with maritime operations, nine 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots are debuting new helmet and survival radio technologies during the Rim of the Pacific exercise at...

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Raytheon’s Space Fence technology ready to track space debris

Posted  July 27, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have completed the preliminary design review contract of the Space Fence program. Space Fence is capable of detecting more and much smaller objects in low earth orbit to provide greater accuracy and timeliness to meet warfighter space situational awareness requirements. “Space debris threatens systems we depend on every day,…

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F-35B model lands at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted  July 27, 2012

BF-2 taxis in after arriving at Edwards AFB, Calif., July 23 in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron.

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Independently sponsored space telescope to be launched to the Moon

Posted  July 27, 2012

The International Lunar Observatory Association, led by American businessman/educator Steve Durst, plans to place an astronomical observatory on the Moon to capture never before seen images of the galaxy, stars, Moon and Earth and broadcast them in support of the worldwide Galaxy Forum 21st Century Education program. A ‘Global Demonstration’ of the International Lunar Observatory…

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Carter visits DMZ, U.S. troops at end of Asia-Pacific tour

Posted  July 27, 2012

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at some of North Korea's forces and spoke to some 300 of the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to deter them July 26.

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Local band has military, aerospace roots

Posted  July 27, 2012

More than anything, Vagrant X is about building relationships, exchanging energy and bonding.

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Astrotech to process second Navy MUOS satellite

Posted  July 27, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, announced July 27 that the U. S. Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has selected ASO to provide payload processing services for the second in a series of Mobile User Objective System satellites. Astrotech supported the first…

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Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

Posted  July 27, 2012

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress July 25. Four months ago the military’s top cyberwarrior predicted the rules would be ironed out in a “month or two” and sent to other…

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