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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

Image courtesy of NASA, J. Lotz, (STScI Space

NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

Posted  August 21, 2012

As the nation looks for ways to double the speed and reduce the cost of new advanced materials, recent advances have brought it closer to realizing this ability than ever before.....

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NASA selects space station integration services contract

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA has selected Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston to provide mission and program integration services for the International Space Station Program at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The two-year base contract is a small business set aside. It begins Oct. 1 and extends through Sept. 30, 2014. There are three potential two-year options…

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Conference brings military, industry, academia together to discuss space, missile defense

Posted  August 21, 2012

The 15th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition conducted Aug. 13-16 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., saw more than 600 paid attendees, more than 6,000 receiving access badges for the conference, and more than 11,000 walking through the conference exhibit halls, according to committee organizers......

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Lockheed Martin to build spacecraft for Insight Mars Lander, NASA’s next discovery mission

Posted  August 21, 2012

An exciting and novel mission to Mars has been selected as NASA’s next Discovery mission. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission, led by principal investigator Bruce Banerdt of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed by JPL, will make the first ever measurements of the interior of Mars, providing insight…

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NASA, Maritime Administration announce new home for Liberty Star

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA and the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 21 to transfer NASA's solid rocket booster recovery ship, M/V Liberty Star, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet for use as a training vessel at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y....

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McChord C-17 crews begin WinFly to Antarctica

Posted  August 21, 2012

The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying period Aug. 20 as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation....

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing

Posted  August 21, 2012

POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif. – The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing of Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after…

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms......

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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland....

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