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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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NASA commercial crew partner Boeing meets software milestone

Posted  May 24, 2012

Boeing has successfully completed a new milestone in the development of software that will operate its Crew Space Transportation spacecraft. The company is one of NASA’s partners developing commercial crew transportation capabilities to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. With the Preliminary Design Review of its software…

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AeroVironment to deploy small unmanned aircraft for Federal Communications Commission post-disaster communications demo

Posted  May 24, 2012

AeroVironment will employ its small unmanned aircraft systems to demonstrate aerial communications capabilities for the Federal Communications Commission’s Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture Notice of Inquiry proceeding. The DACA NOI is examining the ability to re-establish communications rapidly using aerial platform technology following a natural or man-made disaster that renders existing communications networks unusable. AeroVironment will…

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Landsat contest offers view of local landscape change from space

Posted  May 24, 2012

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United States’ Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey are holding a contest that will offer winners customized satellite views of changing local landscapes. All U.S. citizens are eligible to enter the “My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change” contest. Winners will be announced July…

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Norm Hickling talks about LA County’s aerospace industry on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted  May 24, 2012

On May, 24, Norman “Norm” Hickling, was featured on Aerotech NewsRadio to discuss major aerospace issues in the Antelope Valley. Hickling is the senior deputy for Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor of Los Angeles County. Hickling has an extensive background in aviation and is very familiar with the current issues surrounding the local aerospace industry.

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NASA’s wind tunnel aids SpaceX reusable launch system design

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the...

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1,600 museums offer military families free tickets

Posted  May 23, 2012

More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010. The expanded Blue Star Museums initiative announced Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has more than 40 museums…

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World

News Briefs May 23, 2012

Posted  May 23, 2012

Virginia contractor suspends flights after two crashes A Virginia company that provides aerial training to the military has suspended flights while it investigates two recent crashes that killed two of its pilots. Newport News-based Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., known as ATAC, temporarily halted flights operations “while we just kind of review processes and take a…

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Defense

DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted  May 23, 2012

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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AEDC’s Air Force Analysis Branch supports TF34 engine accelerated mission test

Posted  May 23, 2012

Support from the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Air Force Analysis Branch recently helped bring a successful conclusion to a "challenging" Accelerated Mission Test on an upgraded TF34 engine...

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NASA Goddard delivers magnetometers for NASA’s next mission To Mars

Posted  May 23, 2012

Magnetometers built by scientists and engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN mission have been delivered to the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory for integration into the Particles and Field Package. “The team worked hard and completed delivery of the magnetometers on…

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