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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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Northrop Grumman hosts student engineering competition for annual WORTHY Mentoring Program

Posted  June 6, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently sponsored a student competition focused on engineering to…

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NATO strikes overland transport deals

Posted  June 5, 2012

NATO has concluded agreements with Central Asian nations allowing it to evacuate vehicles and other military equipment from Afghanistan and completely bypass Pakistan, which once provided the main supply route for coalition forces. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said June 4 that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan had agreed to allow the reverse transport of alliance equipment….

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted  June 5, 2012

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Boeing, Raytheon, Harris to pursue GPS control segment sustainment contract

Posted  June 5, 2012

Boeing is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corporation to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. The GCSS contract will extend the current GPS Operational…

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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year in orbit

Posted  June 5, 2012

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2011, is exceeding...

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U.S., India to resume search for missing in action

Posted  June 5, 2012

The Department of Defense has announced that the the United States and India have agreed to resume remains recovery activities in parts of Northeastern India. The Department assesses that there are approximately 400 unaccounted-for service members from some 90 aircraft crashes in the area during World War II. “This is a critical step toward bringing…

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Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships to two Los Angeles-area high school students

Posted  June 5, 2012

Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning...

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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted  June 5, 2012

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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Army scientists energize battery research

Posted  June 5, 2012

Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. "Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially...

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Boeing reduces environmental footprint at time of rapid business growth

Posted  June 5, 2012

Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report. In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use,…

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