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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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NASA awards five universities funding for learning opportunities

Posted  June 28, 2012

NASA has awarded five one-year U.S. National Laboratory education cooperative agreements to provide hands-on science and engineering opportunities for college and university students. Experiments proposed in two of the projects will be flown on the International Space Station in the near future. Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., will study the…

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World War II African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  June 28, 2012

A group of African-American Marines who broke the Marine Corps’ color barrier during World War II received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 27. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian award given by Congress. The “Montford Point Marines” received the award for serving with valor during the war,…

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College students study Earth from NASA’s P-3B flying lab

Posted  June 28, 2012

Thirty-two undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a NASA Airborne Science Program field experience at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., this week designed to...

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Business

Scaled performs rocket motor test at Mojave

Posted  June 28, 2012

Activities in preparation for a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo are ramping up at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The Scaled Composites rocket motor test facility was used June 20 to perform a full-scale rocket motor test firing of Rocket Motor 2, which Sierra Nevada Corp. is providing for SpaceShipTwo. This was the first…

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Lockheed Martin receives $241 million contract for JASSM Lot 10 production

Posted  June 28, 2012

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $241.6 million contract for Lot 10 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and Extended Range variant. The JASSM Lot 10 contract is for 191 baseline missiles, 30 ER missiles, Test Instrumentation Kits and systems engineering support. Produced at the company’s award-winning manufacturing facility in Troy,…

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In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

Posted  June 28, 2012

The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

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XCOR, Excalibur Almaz sign memo of understanding

Posted  June 28, 2012

Excalibur Almaz Limited, a commercial aerospace company based on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with XCOR Aerospace for suborbital flight services. The agreement signed in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Third European Space Tourism Conference June 20, calls for XCOR to provide suborbital flight familiarization and training…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Randolph “Randy” Kelly, Systems Master Instructor at the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, is a volunteer Director for the William J. “Pete” Knight chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA), as well as the current California AFA Secretary.

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Boeing working with Indonesia to develop advanced aviation training solutions

Posted  June 27, 2012

Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 27 with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish advanced aviation training programs and training practices in accordance with globally recognized standards. Under the terms of the memorandum, Boeing Flight Services and Indonesian officials will seek opportunities to develop flight, technician, dispatch and air traffic…

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted  June 27, 2012

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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