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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 Navy√≠s 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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FAA adds Boeing South Carolina operations to Boeing Commercial Airplanes production Certificate

Posted  June 27, 2012

Boeing announced June 27 that the Federal Aviation Administration has added its Boeing South Carolina operations to the Boeing Commercial Airplanes production certificate, PC 700. The production certificate allows the company to produce and sell commercial airplanes. “This is a very exciting day for Boeing South Carolina, the South Carolina Interiors Responsibility Center, and Boeing…

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US, Indonesia air forces strengthen partnership during tactical exercise

Posted  June 27, 2012

Approximately 80 U.S. and 75 Indonesian airmen will participate in exercise Cope West 2012 at Halim Air Base, Indonesia, June 25 - 29.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Philadelphia debut

Posted  June 27, 2012

The first all-new airliner of the 21st century, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed at Philadelphia International Airport for its first visit to the city June 26. On June 27, local officials, suppliers, media and Boeing employees will tour the…

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Auto-GCAS flight tests on DROID UAV declared a success

Posted  June 27, 2012

Project officials at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., are hailing the success of recent flights tests of a miniature...

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News Briefs – June 27, 2012

Posted  June 27, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,892 As of June 26, 2012, at least 1,892 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,577 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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‘Son Tay’ Talon flies into history

Posted  June 27, 2012

After more than 23,500 hours of flight and approximately 47 years in service, the MC-130E Combat Talon I known as the "Godfather" left the ground at Duke Field, Fla., for the last time June 22 for its ultimate...

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Boeing validates performance of CST vehicle’s attitude control engine

Posted  June 27, 2012

Boeing recently demonstrated the dual-role propulsion features and performance of the Orbital Maneuvering Attitude Control engine on the service module for the company’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft. The tests were conducted at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility, N.M., as part of the second phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program. “Boeing’s unique service-module propulsion system…

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Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System successfully intercepts second target this year

Posted  June 27, 2012

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team successfully intercepted a separating ballistic missile target with the second generation of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system, Aegis BMD 4.0.1, and the Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile. During the test known as Flight Test Mission-18, Aegis BMD 4.0.1 successfully detected, tracked and engaged the…

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Reunions – July 2012

Posted  June 27, 2012

July 2-6: Iowa BB 61 Vets Assn San Pedro, Calif. For more information, call Paul Ogg at (360) 692-6032 or email kjoggpr@aol.com.   July 3-5: Yarnall DD 541 Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call Noah Mathias at (513) 922-7454 or email nmathias@fuse.net.   July 11-15: Holland AS 32 Seattle, Wash. For more information, call…

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Research lab helps solve C-5 cracking issues

Posted  June 27, 2012

Newly developed structural technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory have solved critical cracking issues with the C-5 cargo aircraft, thereby expanding the aircraft’s serviceability.

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