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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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Mojave Air/Space Port improving facilities

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Mojave Air and Space Port is operated by the East Kern Airport District whose directors met for a regular meeting July 17. The directors formally welcomed their new director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. CEO Stuart Witt has approved two items to improve facilities, using the authority granted him by the board, for projects…

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Lockheed Martin receives $68.9 million contract for PAC-3 MSE production

Posted  July 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $68.9 million contract to prepare the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile production line for the introduction of the Missile Segment Enhancement version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile. The facilitization contract provides funding for PAC-3 MSE-specific tooling and test equipment at the company’s Camden, Ark., facility, as well as other sites and…

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Edwards staff sergeant inspired by challenge

Posted  July 19, 2012

SSgt. Scott Jackson, 31, has always been inspired by challenge. Working as a casino supervisor at age 25, Jackson was talking with his uncle, John High III, who was an Air Force colonel and fighter pilot.

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Welsh addresses Air Force challenges at confirmation hearing

Posted  July 19, 2012

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in his confirmation hearing July 19 to become the next Air Force chief of staff, was optimistic about the service’s fiscal challenges, but warned there are limits to how much it can cut. Welsh, who currently commands U.S. Air Forces Europe, addressed the full range of issues confronting the Air…

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Masten achieves Xaero height record

Posted  July 19, 2012

July 3, Masten Space Systems performed a record-setting flight of their vertical takeoff, vertical landing Xaero suborbital rocket at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Boeing’s 50th 747-400BCF delivered to Evergreen International Airlines

Posted  July 19, 2012

Boeing, Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering celebrated the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter July 19. The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled commitments to customer airlines. “This is a…

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Dryden employee receives Silver Snoopy

Posted  July 19, 2012

During a recent visit to the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., NASA astronaut Rick Sturckow presented a Silver Snoopy Award to Alan Brown, news chief and public affairs specialist...

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USS Chafee takes on biofuel

Posted  July 19, 2012

The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee took on 250,000 gallons of alternative fuel, a 50/50 blend of advanced biofuel and traditional petroleum-based fuel, from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry...

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NASA astronaut briefs NASA Dryden employees

Posted  July 19, 2012

NASA astronaut Rick "C. J." Sturckow visited NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 13. Sturckow was commander of shuttle mission STS-128...

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Edwards Civ-Mil selects 2012 service project

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group has selected renovation of the Flag Park as a 2012 service project. The Park, across from Building 1, shows the flags of all 50 states, U.S. territories and possessions. Because of wind and sun damage – the flags are on continuous display – several sets of flags are being…

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