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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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Los Angeles County Air Show Flight Sequence

Posted  March 21, 2015

Subject to change Flying/performances will begin at approximately noon and conclude at approximately 4 p.m. 9 a.m. – Gates Open National Anthem, Patriot Parachute Team, Soucy Circle, Younkin drop and low pass conclusion Gene Soucy, Grumman Showcat John Howell Warbirds U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II Demonstration Chuck Coleman, Extra 300 Paul “Sticky” Strickland, BitCoin…

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Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted  March 20, 2015

  The 2015 LA County Air Show welcomes back Planes of Fame. This year they will be bringing a T-33, P-38, P-40, P-47 and P-51. It will certainly be a sight to behold! Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., was founded by Ed Maloney and first opened its doors Jan. 12, 1957. The…

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Headlines March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

News: Predator UAV lost over Syria – An MQ-1 Predator was lost March 17 while flying over northwest Syria, according to a defense official. Air Force blasted for defying Congress over Russian rocket ban – Top lawmakers are angrily accusing the Air Force of slow-walking a congressional mandate to stop using Russian rocket engines for spy satellite…

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Educators gain lunar, meteorite certification

Posted  March 18, 2015

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., Feb. 21.

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LA County Air Show features exciting lineup

Posted  March 18, 2015

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airport.

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marks a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. “In 2012, we delivered our first South Carolina-built 787-8, and less than three years later, we’re celebrating another significant milestone ñ…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted  March 18, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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