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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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U.S. forces will retain self-defense capability in Afghanistan

Posted  June 13, 2012

U.S. military leaders will take extra steps to ensure innocent Afghan civilians are not killed or hurt in combat operations, but U.S. forces will retain the means of self-defense, Pentagon officials said June 12. Following a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S and NATO forces…

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Educators selected for NASA Explorer Schools summer workshops

Posted  June 13, 2012

NASA has selected 50 elementary, middle and high school educators from across the nation to work side by side with agency scientists and engineers to learn research techniques and identify connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The educators were chosen for these workshops because they demonstrated exemplary classroom practices and innovative use of…

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Lockheed Martin delivers flight hardware for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Posted  June 13, 2012

Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif., have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. The delivery comprised four flight subsystems and one flight spare unit. The prime contractor Southwest Research Institute partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Hot Plasma…

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Continental Congress authorizes Army

Posted  June 13, 2012

When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias. The first battles of that war were fought...

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NASA Langley celebrates five-year partnership with Sierra Nevada

Posted  June 13, 2012

Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center are marking five years of collaboration with Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems in Louisville, Colo., as partners in the design and development of the Dream Chaser® Space System. NASA Langley and SNC joined forces to update Langley’s HL-20 lifting body vehicle design into the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle,…

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Raytheon receives contract to link Navy Multiband Terminal to U.S. Air Force’s polar satellite

Posted  June 13, 2012

Raytheon has received a $19 million contract to modify the Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with the Air Force’s Enhanced Polar Satellite. The link will allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in the remote polar region. EPS will provide continuous coverage for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical communications to…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

Posted  June 13, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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Panetta praises U.S.-Turkish alliance, pledges more support

Posted  June 13, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivered keynote remarks during the 31st Annual American Turkish Council Conference dinner June 11 reaffirming the U.S.-Turkish alliance and pledging further support for...

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to Los Angeles area teachers to support STEM initiatives

Posted  June 13, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has provided grants worth a total of $3,300 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives in Los Angeles metropolitan area schools. Northrop Grumman awarded 11 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that increase student awareness of…

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Small planets don’t need stars with heavy metal content to form

Posted  June 13, 2012

The formation of small worlds like Earth previously was thought to occur mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon. However, new ground-based observations, combined with data collected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, shows small planets form around stars with a wide range of heavy element content and suggests they may…

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