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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…


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Boeing delivers seventh production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to U.S. Navy

Posted  April 3, 2013

The seventh P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing handed over the seventh production P-8A Poseidon to the U.S. Navy on schedule March 29, marking the first delivery from the second low-rate initial production contract awarded in November 2011. The maritime patrol aircraft departed Boeing…

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Third F-35B for United Kingdom makes first flight

Posted  April 3, 2013

  April 1, the third United Kingdom Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II sped down the runway at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base embarking on its first flight. The aircraft, known as ZM137, departed at 10:16 a.m. with Lockheed Martin F-35 Chief Test Pilot Alan Norman at the controls. ZM137 will complete a…

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Veterans Resources

Posted  April 3, 2013

Veterans Administration www.va.gov Burial, Death Pension, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, Direct Deposit, Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices, Disability Compensation, Disability Pension, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, Medical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: 1-800-827-1000 Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits: 1-877-294-6380 Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts: 1-800-827-0648 Children of Women Vietnam Veterans, Foreign Medical…

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Events for April 2013

Posted  April 3, 2013

April 1-3 – WCRP Regional Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate, Kyoto, Japan http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/Kyoto2013/index.html April 2-5 – 47th ESLAB Conference: The Universe as Seen by Planck, Noordwijk, The Netherlands http://congrexprojects.com/13a11 April 2-5 – Conference: The Chemical Cosmos, Windsor, United Kingdom www.isa.au.dk/meetings/chemcos2013/index.asp April 3 – Lecture: Teaching Old Spacecraft New Tricks, London, United…

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Highest, longest flight to date for Masten’s Xombie with Genie payload

Posted  April 3, 2013

NASA photographs by Tom Tshida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration rocket soars aloft, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system designed to land space vehicles on other bodies in the solar system. MOJAVE, Calif. A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at…

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Aviation photographer addresses Bakersfield Navy League

Posted  April 3, 2013

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation photographer and Mojave Transportation Museum Board Member Alan Radecki. The Bakersfield Council Navy League gathered for their first quarter dinner meeting of 2013 at the American Legion Post 26. The group, which included several World War II Navy veterans, welcomed a special guest for the evening. Aviation photographer and Mojave…

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South by Southwest crowds flock to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full-scale model, exhibit

Posted  April 3, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, March 8-10. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grummanís four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by…

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Tinker AFB squadron increases production of KC-135 engines

Posted  April 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kelly White Jeremy Russell installs a No. 4 bearing race in the High Press Turbine of an F-108 engine. Russell is an engine mechanic with the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. Over the past four or five years, members of the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., struggled…

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Lockheed Martin Australia announces new appointments to board of directors

Posted  April 3, 2013

Lockheed Martin recently announced the appointment of three new members to its Lockheed Martin Australia board of directors. The appointments are part of the company’s international growth strategy and continued commitment to Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The new board members include Gary North, vice president for customer requirements, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Dale P….

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NASA asks universities for early stage innovation tech proposals

Posted  April 3, 2013

NASA is seeking innovative, early-stage space technology proposals from accredited U.S. universities that will enable NASA’s future missions and America’s leadership in space. Proposals are sought for science instruments, cryogenic propellant storage for long-duration space exploration, optical coatings for astrophysical pursuits, oxygen recovery for life support systems, and to improve our understanding of and protection…

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