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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

NASA photograph by Dan Casper Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Thousands of Guardsmen available to governors in Isaac’s path

Posted  August 28, 2012

More than 33,500 National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said Aug. 27......

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West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

Posted  August 28, 2012

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development....

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SAIC Awarded contract by U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific

Posted  August 28, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific to provide life-cycle command, control, communications, computers and intelligence services in support of the Network Integration Engineering Facility. The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has one-year base period of performance with a value of approximately $21 million,…

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101st Airborne Division female soldiers first to test prototype body armor

Posted  August 28, 2012

Cartoonist Bob Thaves once said, "Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels." This quote is applicable to the Army's female soldiers of today, who now make up 14 percent of the total force....

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NASA selects space, Earth science data analysis contract

Posted  August 28, 2012

NASA has selected ADNET Systems Inc. of Rockville, Md., to provide a broad range of services to support Earth and space science research and development at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is a cost-plus fixed-fee contract with a total estimated value of $249 million, which includes one base year and four…

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NASA hosts social media event to welcome Endeavour to California

Posted  August 28, 2012

To welcome space shuttle Endeavour to Southern California, NASA is inviting 40 of its social media followers to a “NASA Social” Sept. 19 – 20 at the agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Portions of the social will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Endeavour is…

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Hiding in plain sight

Posted  August 28, 2012

This robot is made of silicone. It can walk, change color and light up in the dark. It can even change temperature. In the future, robots like this might be made for just a few dollars.....

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Northrop Grumman names VP, GM of Naval, Marine Systems Division

Posted  August 28, 2012

Northrop Grumman photograph Teri G. Marconi, sector vice president and general manager of the Naval and Marine Systems division of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector. Northrop Grumman has named Teri G. Marconi sector vice president and general manager of the Naval and Marine Systems Division within the company’s Electronic Systems sector. In her new position,…

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Device boosts Navy’s ability to inspect, repair aircraft engines

Posted  August 28, 2012

The Naval Air Systems Command announced Aug. 27 that it has developed a device that is doing for aircraft inspections what colonoscopies have done for cancer detection. Used to inspect interior engine components and airframes for cracks, corrosion and other debris that can harm Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Common Video Borescope Set, or…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted  August 27, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Aug. 27 that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army SFC William T. Brown of La Habra, Calif., SFC Donald M. Shue of Kannapolis,…

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