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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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CSAF nominee testifies before Senate committee

Posted  July 23, 2012

Gen. Mark Welsh III addressed a range of issues July 19 during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next Air Force chief of staff.

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Boeing names new business leader for Turkey

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing announced July 23 that Bernie Dunn will succeed Boeing Turkey president Greg Pepin, who will retire from the company in October. Dunn will be responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in Turkey and report to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International and senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy. “Bernie has an accomplished background…

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NASA scientists, engineers receive presidential early career awards

Posted  July 23, 2012

President Obama has named six NASA individuals as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The NASA recipients and 90 other federal researchers will receive their awards in a ceremony later this month in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and…

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International F-35 fleet begins build up at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted  July 23, 2012

ZM135, a British F-35B and the first international Lockheed Martin Lightning II, takes off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, at 9:03 a.m., CDT, en route for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Navy carriers prepare for X-47B unmanned aircraft arrival next year

Posted  July 23, 2012

The Navy is one year away from landing its first unmanned jet aircraft aboard a carrier after completing the most recent round of surrogate tests aboard USS Harry S. Truman.

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Precision Aviation Group completes Facility Expansion to 80,000 square feet

Posted  July 23, 2012

In its continuing effort to provide the best products and value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Precision Aviation Group – completed an expansion of its Headquarters located at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, Ga. “We are excited about another expansion of our Atlanta facility,” said David Mast, PAG president and CEO. “This…

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Northrop Grumman elects Prabu Natarajan corporate VP, treasurer

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 23 that its board of directors has elected Prabu Natarajan corporate vice president and treasurer, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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NASA telescope captures sharpest images of sun’s corona

Posted  July 23, 2012

A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun’s million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of the images can help scientists better understand the behavior of the solar atmosphere and its impacts on Earth’s space environment. “These revolutionary images of the sun demonstrate…

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Women soldiers to test female-specific body armor

Posted  July 23, 2012

Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer...

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Northrop Grumman delivers first B-1 radar modification kit

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first B-1 bomber radar prime mission equipment kit under a series of U.S. Air Force contracts worth a combined total of $161 million for the B-1′s Radar Reliability and Maintainability Program. One radar kit has since been installed on a B-1 aircraft based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Two…

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