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Lockheed Martin delivers NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite to launch site

NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch.

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Northrop Grumman receives DOD’s Cogswell award for outstanding industrial security program

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the Defense Security Service in an awards ceremony, Aug. 17.

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Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Northrop Grumman completes G/ATOR Block II preliminary, critical design reviews

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.


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NASA’s New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

Posted  July 10, 2015

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look…

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Teachers learn about NASA’s telescopes, Hubble, SOFIA

Posted  July 10, 2015

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s education office held a teachers’ workshop in recognition of the 25th Hubble Space Telescope anniversary on April 23, which included comparison to the German telescope mounted in the agency’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 747 aircraft. Fifty-three regional teachers participated in the professional development workshop that was presented by…

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Blue Stars Mothers help stuff a hummer

Posted  July 17, 2015

Blue Star Mothers and members of the community came together recently to stuff a Humvee full of goodies including toiletries, batteries and snacks for troops who are serving in all branches of the military. To prepare and sort the packages for shipping, a packing party will be held 10 a.m., July 18 at the Lancaster…

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GPS IIF-10 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Posted  July 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the tenth Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, at 11:36 a.m. EDT. “Today’s successful launch is a…

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NASA’s New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart’

Posted  July 17, 2015

In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the center-left of the heart…

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