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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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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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Goodrich opens expanded high tech manufacturing facility

Posted  July 23, 2012

Goodrich Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Marshall Larsen joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, City of Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 20 to mark the opening of its expanded high tech manufacturing facility in Burnsville, Minn. The ceremony included a tour of advanced production, design…

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Boeing receives Lot 2 production contract award for B-1 Integrated Battle Station

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing has received a $65.8 million Lot 2 follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for nine B-1 Lancer bomber Integrated Battle Station modification kits, spares, training, support equipment and engineering support. IBS integrates three major aircraft modifications – an updated front and aft cockpit, a new diagnostics system and a new Link 16 data…

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Defense

Eglin missions remain, but under new names

Posted  July 23, 2012

The diverse Air Armament Center missions at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

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New NASA supercomputer facility set to advance Earth research

Posted  July 23, 2012

NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange. This new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle global Earth science challenges with global high-resolution satellite observations. After extensive development and testing, NASA…

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Aerojet names Warren M. Boley, Jr., as president

Posted  July 23, 2012

Aerojet-General Corporation, a GenCorp Inc. company, announced July 23 that Warren M. Boley, Jr., will be joining Aerojet as its President, effective Aug. 20, 2012. Boley succeeds Scott J. Seymour, Aerojet president since January 2010, who will continue in his role as GenCorp president and CEO. As Boley transitions into his new role, Seymour will…

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DOD photograph by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
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World War II veterans honored for part in Operation Dragoon

Posted  July 23, 2012

A group of World War II veterans was recognized July 21 in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., for their gallantry during a 1944 combat operation in southern France. Operation Dragoon lasted from...

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NASA successfully tests hypersonic inflatable heat shield

Posted  July 23, 2012

A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA’s Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth’s atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched by sounding rocket at 7:01 a.m. Monday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The purpose of…

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Boeing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex deliver second LRIP C-130 AMP aircraft

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force’s Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia delivered the second C-130 Avionics Modernization Program aircraft modified by Warner Robins on July 17. The aircraft is the fifth to be delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.; the first three were modified by Boeing. The Boeing C-130 AMP contract…

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Teamwork leads to record-breaking achievement

Posted  July 23, 2012

A B-1B Lancer just made history. The aircraft swept through programmed depot maintenance in record-breaking time - just 129 flow days.

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NASA astronaut spins discs from space for Third Rock Radio

Posted  July 23, 2012

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba will host a two-hour special radio broadcast on the Internet radio station Third Rock Radio while aboard the International Space Station, 240 miles above Earth. “The Joe Show: New Rock from Space” will debut at 4 p.m., EDT, Aug. 3. Acaba, a fan of classic rock, will discuss his experiences aboard…

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