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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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General assesses progress, momentum in Afghanistan

Posted  September 6, 2012

Less than a week before the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior U.S. officer assigned to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said each such observance “serves to remind me of why we are here.” Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commander of ISAF Joint Command, spoke Sept. 5 with Pentagon reporters…

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Mojave revitalization group prepares for ‘visioning’ dialog

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Revitalize Mojave working group held its monthly meeting Aug. 23 at the Mojave Airport board meeting. Any interested resident is invited to attend these discussions, which are at 5:15 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of each month. There are three committees, which also welcome participation: Design is headed by Timothy Kuster; Economic Restructuring is…

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New California law to help commercial space flights by Mojave tenants

Posted  September 6, 2012

At the Sept. 4 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, CEO Stuart Witt noted passage of AB 2243. The board approved applying for state matching funds for the new FAA Airport Improvement Program grant, and it also approved a change in the airport security contractor. The California legislature unanimously approved bill 2243, Space Flight…

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New capabilities of Lynx multi-mode radar tested on U.S. northern border with CBP

Posted  September 6, 2012

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 6 that it has completed the successful integration and operational testing of its Lynx(r) Multi-mode Radar, a next-generation capability that integrates Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ground Moving Target Indicator, and Dismount Moving Target Indicator radar. Testing was conducted in May by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and…

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Fox Field celebrates 5th Annual Airfair

Posted  September 6, 2012

With beautiful, clear blue skies, Sept. 1 was a great day for the 5th Annual Fox Field Airfair, held at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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NASA Aeronautic Academy interns finish program

Posted  September 6, 2012

Inertia, proverse yaw, bifilar sensitivity, aileron deflection, doublet maneuvers - throw in a few mathematical equations that have more letters than numbers and it's enough to make anyone's head spin.

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NASA Mars rover Curiosity beings arm-work phase

Posted  September 6, 2012

After driving more than a football field’s length since landing, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is spending several days preparing for full use of the tools on its arm. Curiosity extended its robotic arm Wednesday in the first of 6-10 consecutive days of planned activities to test the 7-foot (2.1-meter) arm and the tools it manipulates….

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Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER surpasses 500 orders

Posted  September 6, 2012

Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs.

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Partners, innovation help Pentagon deal with budget cuts

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Defense Department is dealing with long-term budget reductions by working more closely with international partners and continuously improving performance, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told an international audience Sept. 5. Frank Kendall delivered the opening address, titled International Partnerships for Coalition Success, at ComDef 2012, a conference of government and…

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Plane Crazy Saturday set for Sept. 22

Posted  September 6, 2012

The September Plane Crazy Saturday will feature display and flying on remote control model aircraft by the Murac Model Masters. These can be very serious “models” with wingspans up to about six feet. They normally fly from their airfield located at the north end of Rosamond Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Some…

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