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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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NASA selects headquarters information technology support services contract

Posted  June 25, 2012

NASA has selected the Headquarters Information Technology Support Services contract. Digital Management, Inc. of Bethesda, Md. will provide support for the NASA Headquarters’ Office of Headquarters Operations, Information Technology and Communications Division in Washington, D.C. This is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, with the ability to issue indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders on a cost-plus-incentive fee or cost-plus-fixed…

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Army chief talks war fighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

Posted  June 25, 2012

The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army...

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Lockheed Martin selected to deliver major improvements to DOD’s ISR information sharing capabilities

Posted  June 25, 2012

With the help of Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense is making major strides in its ongoing initiative to quickly and efficiently share the vast volume of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data available to users with access to the Distributed Common Ground System. The DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy unveil MQ-4C Triton

Posted  June 22, 2012

Greek mythology tells the story of Triton, a sea-god and the son of Poseidon. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., made history June 14, 2012, as they...

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ISAF aircraft makes forced landing in Afghanistan

Posted  June 21, 2012

An International Security Assistance Force aircraft made a forced landing in eastern Afghanistan June 21, military officials reported. ISAF is investigating the incident, officials said. Initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area. All personnel on the aircraft were recovered and there were no civilian or ISAF fatalities, officials said. In other…

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Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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Budget approved for Mojave Air Space Port

Posted  June 21, 2012

At the June 19 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, the board, which operates the Mojave Air and Space Port approved the 20212-2013 budget. The airport financial years runs July 1 to June 30. The budget totals $12,608,778 and revenues equal expenses. In the absence of CEO Stuart Witt who was on a business…

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U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

Posted  June 21, 2012

U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

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Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted  June 21, 2012

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and recommendations for…

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