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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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Afghan progress shows surge strategy’s success, DOD officials say

Posted  July 11, 2012

A range of successes shows the surge strategy in Afghanistan has been effective, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters July 10. “Let’s take stock of where we’ve been,” Little said in response to a reporter’s question on whether the surge had succeeded. “Over the past few years, we’ve taken the fight to the enemy….

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted  July 11, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools…

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Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors Business reduces workforce by 740

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business announced a reduction in its workforce of 740 July 10 as part of a continuing effort to improve efficiency and affordability amid a challenging budget environment. The company today notified 308 U.S.-based employees they will no longer have employment with the company. This action follows a voluntary layoff…

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Rolls-Royce reveals world’s only Lego jet engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow July 9. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built...

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Bataan Death March survivor shares story

Posted  July 10, 2012

Fewer and fewer Americans today can recall where they were when they heard the news that Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, had been attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941. As the number of first-hand accounts...

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Boeing, American Airlines 737-800 ecoDemonstrator airplane prepares for flight test program

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing has completed assembly of an American Airlines, Next-Generation 737-800 to be used as a flying test bed for validating environmentally progressive technologies.

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News Briefs - July 10, 2012

Posted  July 10, 2012

Syrian military conducts military exercises Syria’s military has begun large-scale military exercises involving missile tests and ground and air operations meant to test its readiness to respond to aggression. The show of force appears to be designed as a warning to the international community not to interfere in the Syrian crisis. The state-run SANA news…

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7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

Posted  July 10, 2012

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s greatest historical landmarks. The sunken ship is a tomb and the waters surrounding it are restricted.

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Cathay Pacific selects A350-1000

Posted  July 10, 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways July 10 announced that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000. The acquisition of the A350-1000,…

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

Posted  July 10, 2012

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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