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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Sikorsky begins CH-53 King Stallion deliveries to Marine Corps

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps May 16. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet.

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review digital edition! We have some great feature stories prepared for your reading enjoyment in this week’s issue. Check out our cover story on the Dream Chaser space plane, which recently wrapped up ground and flight testing conducted by NASA Armstrong at Edwards AFB.


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Headlines – May 14, 2018

Posted  May 14, 2018

News Air Force deployed mysterious drone to Afghanistan to catch terrorists planting roadside bombs – Data from an investigation spearheaded by Defense News sister brand Military Times revealed that an experimental, homegrown reconnaissance drone called “Silver Fang” was deployed by the Air Force to Afghanistan during the mid-2010s.   Following Niger ambush, Pentagon promises more…

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News Briefs – May 14, 2018

Posted  May 14, 2018

California’s National Guard begins Border Patrol training California National Guard troops have started training with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, intelligence analysts and fill other support roles to free up more agents to patrol the Mexican border. Maj. Kimberly Holman told The Associated Press May 3 that some…

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Defense

NORAD: 60 years of keeping North America safe, vice chairman says

Posted  May 14, 2018

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real. The threat of attack from Soviet bombers and missiles was what citizens experienced every day.

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Boeing donates $1 million to nonprofits in support of well-being, mental health, veterans and community programs

Posted  May 14, 2018

Boeing is making a $1 million donation to benefit seven nonprofit organizations supporting mental health, veterans, well-being and community programs around the world. Boeing’s Well Being organization funded the donation as part of the annual Boeing Moves the World event, a global walk that brings together thousands of employees to highlight the importance of health…

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Space

Mars helicopter to fly on NASA’s next Red Planet Rover mission

Posted  May 14, 2018

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. 

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