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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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NASA rocket mission carrying university student experiments

Posted  August 20, 2012

University students will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch will take place between 6:30 and 10 a.m., Aug. 23, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Four university experiments will be flown as part of…

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General Dynamics to acquire Fidelis Security Systems

Posted  August 20, 2012

General Dynamics has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Fidelis Security Systems, Inc., a market leader in cyber security tools that provide real-time network visibility, analysis and control. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed. Fidelis Security Systems employs approximately 70 people at locations in Waltham, Mass., and Bethesda, Md. The acquisition…

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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Black Hawk crash kills seven Americans, four Afghans

Posted  August 20, 2012

A U.S. military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan Aug. 16, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk. American service personnel in Afghanistan are…

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SAE International to host counterfeit parts avoidance symposium

Posted  August 20, 2012

The increase of counterfeit parts entering the supply chain is causing serious challenges for aerospace and defense manufacturers on a global level. To address this critical time-sensitive issue, SAE International and TTI, Inc. have partnered to present the first “SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium.” This powerful one-day educational and networking event will be Nov….

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Business

Spirit AeroSystems names treasurer

Posted  August 20, 2012

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. has named Mark J. Suchinski vice president of Finance and Treasurer, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phil Anderson. Suchinski has served as VP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Contracts where he is responsible for development of integrated long-range business plans as well as managing the customer…

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NASA picks revolutionary space tech proposals for development

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected five technologies that could revolutionize America’s space capabilities. In March, NASA issued a call for proposal focused on sudden and unexpected innovations that hold a potential for providing a “game-changing” impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency’s space capabilities. NASA has selected the following proposals for funding:…

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Marines apply lessons from MV-22 crash throughout force

Posted  August 20, 2012

Pilots from throughout the Marine Corps are already applying lessons learned from the investigation of an MV-22 Osprey crash in Morocco in April, the chief of Marine aviation said in Washington, D.C., Aug. 17....

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NASA completes pilot program for one-on-one virtual mentoring of middle school girls

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA’s new virtual mentoring program is helping girls get excited about careers in science and technology by working one-on-one with agency professionals. Twenty-one girls in grades 5-8, representing 12 states from New York to Hawaii, have completed a pilot mentoring program called NASA Giving Initiative and Relevance to Learning Science. NASA GIRLS is the first…

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Fabrication of Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft for Webb Telescope moves forward

Posted  August 20, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The spacecraft that will carry NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to its orbit nearly a million miles from Earth has completed a Critical Design Review for the structure that supports Webb’s data link to NASA’s ground station. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.,…

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