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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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Raytheon begins delivery of railgun pulse power containers

Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program.

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Original stator replaced at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility

The Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at AEDC is known for its four powerful motors and having the world's most horsepower on a horizontal shaft for its compressors.

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Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.


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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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