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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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Civ-Mil advocates for Edwards AFB

Posted  May 17, 2012

With the Defense budget shrinking and the Air Force reacting by mission realignments, the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group is increasing its advocacy work. Civ-Mil is cooperating with the AV Board of Trade in its efforts to present the Edwards asset story to influential Federal and California civic leaders. The Civ-Mil directors affirmed these actions…

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Fundraiser to restore F-100 Super Sabre

Posted  May 17, 2012

May 12, the William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., hosted a barbecue fundraiser to help fund the restoration and relocation an F-100 Super Sabre to be placed in front of the home.

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News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Court shoots down $1.4 million tort judgment against Navy Federal prosecutors say the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $1.4 million judgment against the Navy for allegedly disclosing trade secrets on the design of a military craft to a rival. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the appellate court ruled May 11 against…

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Airbus parent profits hit by A380 wing problem

Posted  May 17, 2012

Airbus parent company EADS said May 16 its first quarter earnings were hammered by a hefty $203-million charge to fix problematic wing parts on its flagship A380 superjumbo. EADS says the charge to fix the so-called “wing rib feet” – the metal brackets that connect the wing’s ribs to its skin – on all the…

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Second set of SBLT tests planned on NASA’s F-15B

Posted  May 17, 2012

Aerion Corporation is continuing its partnership with NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center with a scheduled second round of Supersonic Boundary Layer Transition research flights slated for this summer on NASA Dryden’s F-15B Research Test Bed aircraft.

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Vietnam veteran from 95th CS hears call of duty again, heads to Afghanistan

Posted  May 17, 2012

Charles Ivory, 95th Communications Squadron program analyst and acquisition project specialist, sits at his desk on his final day at Edwards Air Force Base before flying out to Fort Dix, N.J., May 7.

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NASA announces 2012 space technology research fellowship grants

Posted  May 17, 2012

NASA has selected the 2012 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. Forty-eight students will receive graduate student fellowships from NASA’s Space Technology Program to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at their respective institutions. Through the Space Technology Research Fellowships Program, NASA is providing the nation with a pipeline of highly…

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Mojave hosting Intermediate Space Challenge

Posted  May 17, 2012

Forty teams will be competing in the Intermediate Space Challenge at Mojave Air and Space Port May 22. There will be 30 teams from Mojave and California City, and 10 from the surrounding area schools.

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Company K retains marksmanship

Posted  May 17, 2012

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Richard faces away from targets during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor May 8. Richard hails from Lancaster, Calif., and serves as a corpsman with Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San…

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NASA campaign studying chemistry of thunderstorms

Posted  May 17, 2012

NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country. The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry field campaign will use an airport in Salina, Kansas, as...

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