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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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NASA selects low cost, high science Earth venture space system

Posted  June 19, 2012

NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency’s Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system. The proposed mission will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes, which could help…

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Events

2012 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit announced

Posted  June 19, 2012

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will hold their fourth joint Global Product Data Interoperability Summit Nov. 12-15, at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Chandler, Ariz. The theme of this year’s summit is “Product Data Quality Integrated Throughout the Value Stream.” The summit has become the premier event for industry professionals concerned with interoperability issues that…

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Soldier missing from Korean War identified

Posted  June 19, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 19 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, were identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Robert I. Wax of Detroit will be buried June 20 at Arlington National Cemetery. In…

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Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

Posted  June 19, 2012

Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned...

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Business

Boeing FAB-T demonstrates communications with on-orbit AEHF satellite

Posted  June 19, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has successfully demonstrated end-to-end communication using a terminal from the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. This first on-orbit test with the AEHF SV-1 satellite accomplished both extended-data-rate and low-data-rate communications using the FAB-T system. “This critical test used an on-orbit satellite,…

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

Posted  June 18, 2012

The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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NASA, FAA advance national goals in commercial human space transportation with landmark agreement

Posted  June 18, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The two agencies will collaborate to expand efforts that provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and…

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U.S., Vietnamese militaries collaborate on clinic restoration

Posted  June 18, 2012

Airmen and soldiers from around the Pacific have worked to restore the Xuan Lam Medical Clinic in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, since the start of Operation Pacific Angel 12 beginning June 10.

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Defense

F-22 oxygen problem worse than thought

Posted  June 18, 2012

Two members of Congress said June 14 that new information provided by the Air Force shows an oxygen-deficit problem on F-22 fighter jets is worse than previously disclosed.

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Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander W. Riedel
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Smithsonian celebrates annual ‘Become A Pilot Day’

Posted  June 18, 2012

Officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum held the annual "Become a Pilot" family day June 16, in Chantilly, Va. More than 45 aircraft were on display as the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy...

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