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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…


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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR process, moves program to manufacturing phase

Posted  June 28, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review process for the Modular Space Vehicle program. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage. The company’s spacecraft design for the MSV program is the…

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New NASA game lets players build, launch a virtual rocket

Posted  June 28, 2012

With NASA’s Rocket Science 101, a new game designed for computers and iPad users, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to launch a spacecraft. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, provides access to space for the studies of Earth and exploration of our solar system and…

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Propulsion flight improves maintenance process on C-130s

Posted  June 28, 2012

Members of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight have implemented a new process that reduces the propeller maintenance repair cycle time for the C-130 Hercules here.

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NASA’s Cassini finds probable subsurface ocean on Saturn moon

Posted  June 28, 2012

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have revealed Saturn’s moon Titan likely harbors a layer of liquid water under its ice shell. Researchers saw a large amount of squeezing and stretching as the moon orbited Saturn. They deduced that if Titan were composed entirely of stiff rock, the gravitational attraction of Saturn would cause bulges, or…

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Aerojet delivers 100th HiPAT thruster

Posted  June 28, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, is marking the delivery of its 100th R-4D-15 High Performance Apogee Thruster to Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems in a ceremony today at Aerojet’s Redmond, Calif., production facility. The event is commemorating the milestone delivery and the R-4D record of 100 percent mission success throughout five decades of service. As the…

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Lockheed Martin board creates vice chairman position

Posted  June 28, 2012

Lockheed Martin announced June 28 that its board of directors has unanimously voted to establish the new position of vice chairman, electing President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher E. Kubasik as a board member and vice chairman, effective today.

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NASA awards five universities funding for learning opportunities

Posted  June 28, 2012

NASA has awarded five one-year U.S. National Laboratory education cooperative agreements to provide hands-on science and engineering opportunities for college and university students. Experiments proposed in two of the projects will be flown on the International Space Station in the near future. Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., will study the…

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World War II African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  June 28, 2012

A group of African-American Marines who broke the Marine Corps’ color barrier during World War II received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 27. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian award given by Congress. The “Montford Point Marines” received the award for serving with valor during the war,…

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College students study Earth from NASA’s P-3B flying lab

Posted  June 28, 2012

Thirty-two undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a NASA Airborne Science Program field experience at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., this week designed to...

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Scaled performs rocket motor test at Mojave

Posted  June 28, 2012

Activities in preparation for a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo are ramping up at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The Scaled Composites rocket motor test facility was used June 20 to perform a full-scale rocket motor test firing of Rocket Motor 2, which Sierra Nevada Corp. is providing for SpaceShipTwo. This was the first…

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