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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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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, Oct. 22.

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Poland’s PIT-RADWAR signs letter of intent with Raytheon

Raytheon has signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's PIT-RADWAR to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

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Ball Aerospace green propellant infusion mission to host three DOD space experiments

The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.


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Navy to commission amphibious assault ship America

Posted  October 10, 2014

Navy photograph by PO1 John Scorza Guests tour the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014. America is scheduled to be commissioned near the end of fleet week, Oct. 11. The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1…

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NASA prepares its science fleet for Oct. 19 Mars comet encounter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet – less than half the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever DAGR capability to U.S. Army

Posted  October 10, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-YHEaWOqRI&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range. DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers…

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Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corporation to unveil S-97 Raider™ helicopter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft….

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veteransí claims in fiscal 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 ñ the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the way it provides…

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Send your name on NASA’s journey to Mars, starting with Orion’s first flight

Posted  October 10, 2014

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After…

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted  October 10, 2014

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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Judge rules for Boeing in whistleblower lawsuit

Posted  October 10, 2014

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled Oct. 8. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot summarily ruled in favor of Boeing and…

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New home for old favorites

Posted  October 10, 2014

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27, 2014. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during the…

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