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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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‘Bold Quest’ promotes coalition interoperability

Posted  June 15, 2012

Representatives from every military service and their counterparts from 11 other nations are wrapping up an exercise designed to improve their ability to work together to more effectively engage targets while minimizing the risk of...

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Boeing named associate partner to SELEX Sistemi Integrati in Single European Sky ATM research development phase

Posted  June 15, 2012

Boeing and SELEX Sistemi Integrati, S.p.A – a Finmeccanica company- have entered into a collaboration agreement in support of the Single European Sky ATM Research program’s development phase – the European air traffic modernization program. Boeing will cooperate with SELEX Sistemi Integrati with research in flight data modeling and data link communications for all phases…

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted  June 15, 2012

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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Military leaders discuss operations during Pacific region air boss conference

Posted  June 15, 2012

Military leaders from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea gathered at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 13-14 to discuss airpower strategies in the Pacific region. The bilateral air boss conference is an annual...

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General Dynamics Land Systems submits proposal for U.S. Special Operations ground mobility vehicle program

Posted  June 15, 2012

The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

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Leaders speak at renewable energy industry day event

Posted  June 15, 2012

Military and industry leaders gathered for the annual Renewable Energy Industry Day to discuss opportunities for public-private collaboration to meet the military's energy needs June 12 in Arlington, Va.

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News Briefs June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Guilty plea in sale of Army-issued silencers A man accused of selling Army-issued assault rifle silencers while he was with the Colorado Army National Guard has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Court records show 26-year-old Matthew Colin Laflin of Northglenn pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing a firearm that wasn’t properly registered. He is…

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Second X-47B UCAS-D arrives at NAS Patuxent River

Posted  June 15, 2012

It was not an ordinary morning at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., when a large flatbed truck hauling the fighter-sized X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator entered through the naval air...

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Detroit to host veterans’ assistance events

Posted  June 15, 2012

Detroit’s Cobo Center will host three major U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored events from June 26-29. The VA for Vets Hiring Fair, the Veteran Open House, and the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo are expected to attract thousands of job-seeking veterans, business owners and federal employees. Detroit’s VA for Vets Hiring Fair is…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation launches STEM Flix in theaters, online this summer

Posted  June 15, 2012

Young people nationwide will get a fun-filled and entertaining lesson in science, technology, engineering and mathematics when they head to the theaters and online this summer, thanks to the Northrop Grumman...

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