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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 astronauts Kenneth Ham, Nicholas Patrick leave agency

Posted  June 18, 2012

NASA astronauts Kenneth Ham and Nicholas Patrick have left the space agency. Their last day was May 31. Ham is a veteran of two spaceflights, where he served as the pilot of STS-124 in 2008 and commander of STS-132 in 2010. Patrick served as a mission specialist on STS-116 in 2006 and STS-130 in 2010….

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General Dynamics finalizes MoD contract for additional 100 Foxhound vehicles

Posted  June 18, 2012

General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe has finalized a contract for an additional 100 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles for delivery to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The order expands the number of vehicles under contract from 200 to 300. General Dynamics Land Systems, parent company of General Dynamics Land Systems –…

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Norway buys two U.S.-built Joint Strike Fighter jets

Posted  June 18, 2012

Norway June 15 ordered the first two fighter jets of an expected combined order of 52 from Lockheed Martin's troubled Joint Strike Fighter program as it embarked on a 2008 plan to replace its aging fleet...

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NASA releases scorecard on energy, sustainability goals

Posted  June 18, 2012

NASA has released its fiscal year 2011 scorecard on sustainability and energy performance. The agency ranked third overall in the list of government agencies. Out of seven benchmarks, NASA received six green ratings and one yellow. A green rating indicates the benchmark has been met. Yellow indicates that progress is being made. “We are making…

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Space exploration, higher education will both benefit from new partnership

Posted  June 18, 2012

While many college students have started applying what they are learning at school in summer internships, 10 students and three professors from two Historically Black College and University institutions are now at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The final results of their efforts may one day be orbiting above the Earth or…

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Australian airmen glimpse future at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted  June 18, 2012

Men and women in flight suits of green passed through the halls in a hive of activity. The building was buzzing with the language and accents of different nationalities, all in preparation for the day's oncoming...

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Lockheed Martin completes environmental testing on second Navy satellite

Posted  June 18, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite, designated MUOS-2. Completion of this major program milestone validates performance in a simulated space environment and clears the satellite for final integrated system test. “With the completion of environmental testing, the MUOS team has illustrated its continued…

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Museum’s YF-117A stealth fighter is on the move

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Museum’s YF-117A Stealth Fighter tail number 783 is on the move. After a number of years of being displayed at the Museum’s Blackbird Park in Palmdale, Calif., it was moved to Edwards...

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Africom forms military relationship With Libya

Posted  June 15, 2012

Operation Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. Africa Command-led U.S. mission in Libya last year, imparted important lessons the Defense Department's newest combatant command is applying as it welcomes a...

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Veterans

Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted  June 15, 2012

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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