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747 shuttle carrier makes big move to Space Center Houston

To safely move 318,000 pounds of aircraft parts nearly eight miles it will take more than a determined education foundation; in fact Space Center Houston is teaming with 30 public, private and government agencies to "bring the legacy home" - many of whom offered their services at little or no charge.

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NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

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It is easy being green Green Hornet team strikes, wins environmental excellence award

Navy photograph The Green Hornet flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 22, 2010. On Earth Day 2010, the Super Hornet became the first Navy aircraft to demonstrate alternative fuel capability using a 50/50 blend of camelina biofuel and the Navyís primary jet fuel, jet propellant (JP)-5. For the seventh consecutive year, the F/A-18…

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Optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helo takes successful first flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter…

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Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

Army photograph A new tank cartridge was recently tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pictured here are: (from left) Kent Evans, TRADOC Capability Manager – Armored Brigade Combat Team; Kevin Mulligan, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command; Maj. Juan Santiago, assistant product manager; Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz Product Manager; Greg Malejko, ARDEC; Steve Peralta, is…


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Lockheed Martin receives $353 million U.S. Army contract for Guided MLRS rockets

Posted  July 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly deployable, long-range rocket that delivers precision strike beyond the range of most conventional weapons. GMLRS Unitary…

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AREES 2012: Learning about NASA Earth science research

Posted  July 19, 2012

Enthusiastic teachers from around the country gathered at NASA's facilities in Palmdale, Calif., in late June to participate in NASA's...

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New director sees Mojave as great location for R&D

Posted  July 19, 2012

Mojave Air and Space Port now has a director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. Drees brings more than 12 years of experience in strategy and business development, and has held management positions for growing technology...

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Airmen key to cyberspace success’

Posted  July 19, 2012

The chief scientist of the Air Force outlined the service’s future on cyberspace and airmen’s role during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 17. Dr. Mark Maybury said Cyber...

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Boeing receives U.S. Navy contracts for SLAM ER, Harpoon ,missiles

Posted  July 19, 2012

June 29, Boeing received a firm-fixed-price contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the production of nearly 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated hardware for the U.S. and four foreign militaries. The $145.1 million contract also includes exercise and test variants of the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response. The first missile deliveries…

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Santarelli, Bautista review first year of engineering program

Posted  July 19, 2012

"The local industry ... here desires to have [an engineering] program here ... we have what we call a home-grown initiative," said Santarelli.

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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Dr. Santarelli and Mr. Bautista visited us to discuss their review of the first year of the engineering program and their hopes for the next year. For more information about the program visit www.ccpe.csulb.edu/Engineering.

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Defense firms warn of job losses from budget cuts

Posted  July 18, 2012

Leader of the nation’s major defense contractors warned July 18 of job layoffs and disruptions in manufacturing if Congress fails to agree on an alternative to automatic budget cuts. Robert J. Stevens, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, said the across-the-board reductions could result in layoffs of 10,000 employees from his company of…

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Panetta lauds first international F-35 delivery to United Kingdom

Posted  July 18, 2012

After a meeting July 18 with the United Kingdom's top defense official, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lauded an important milestone in...

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Rolls-Royce testing jet engine at Arizona airport

Posted  July 18, 2012

London-based Rolls-Royce is testing a new jet engine at the Tucson International Airport. The modified 747 Boeing jumbo jet isn’t taking on any passengers yet. The plane is at the airport as part of a project with Raytheon Technical Services to test an engine designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Raytheon spokeswoman Melissa Clearly says…

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