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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 –…

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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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Radio

Aerotech NewsRadio – June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Aviation Historian, Barbara Schultz, joins Aerotech NewsRadio to discuss her latest book, "Flying Carpets, Flying Wings: A Biography of Moye. W. Stephens."

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U.S.

Nine months after repeal, gay troops slowly come out

Posted  June 20, 2012

In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two senior officers –…

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Business

Boeing announces air traffic management research collaboration in Poland

Posted  June 20, 2012

Boeing announced June 20 it will collaborate on air traffic management research with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish government agencies and academic institutions to make commercial aviation in Poland more efficient and to support airline profitability. The collaboration was announced during the U.S.-Poland Economic Summit, a meeting of officials including Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank…

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Space

NASA set to host future female explorers

Posted  June 20, 2012

Eighty-four female high school students from 29 states will plan a simulated mission to Mars and experience life as an engineer or scientist when NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston hosts two events focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in June and July. Included is Aisha Rigert from the Joshua Blossom Preparatory Academy in…

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Defense

Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

Posted  June 20, 2012

Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week. The Bradley Urban...

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World

News Briefs June 20, 2012

Posted  June 20, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,883 As of June 19, 2012, at least 1,883 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,566 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Business

Northrop Grumman to supply airborne fire control radars to Thailand, Iraq, Oman for F-16s

Posted  June 20, 2012

Northrop Grumman has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. The company will deliver six radar systems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar systems to the Iraqi Air Force and 15 radar systems…

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Veterans

Job training grants to assist nearly 9,000 homeless vets

Posted  June 20, 2012

Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said June 19. The Labor Department has awarded the money to 64 organizations that help America’s veterans, DOL officials said. The grant, officials added,…

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DOD will meet ‘aggressive’ efficiency goals, spokesman says

Posted  June 20, 2012

The Defense Department "is on target to meet the aggressive efficiency goals set in the fiscal year 2012 budget," Pentagon Press Secretary...

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Space

NASA spacecraft reveals ice content in Moon crater

Posted  June 20, 2012

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in a crater located on the moon's south pole. The team of NASA and...

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