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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Democratic leader to GOP: Compromise to avert defense cut

Posted  July 16, 2012

The Senate’s Democratic leader insisted July 12 that if House Republicans desperately want to avert automatic cuts to the military, they have to compromise and make tax increases part of any solution. In a biting letter to the GOP members of the House Armed Services Committee, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would like…

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FAA proposes fining Boeing $13.5 million

Posted  July 16, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration July 13 proposed fining Boeing $13.5 million for failing to meet a deadline to provide airlines with instructions on how to prevent fuel tank explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 16 years ago, killing all 230 people on board. The fine…

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Boeing demonstrates multi-location paint capability for Royal Australian Air Force

Posted  July 16, 2012

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)...

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News Briefs – July 16, 2012

Posted  July 16, 2012

State home for veterans gets federal designation Arizona’s second residential home for military veterans now is eligible for federal funding. Gov. Jan Brewer’s office says the Arizona State Veteran Home in Tucson received a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs designation after passing a three-day inspection. Brewer’s office says the federal designation of the Tucson facility…

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NASA selects Aerojet for Space Launch System advanced booster engineering demonstration/risk reduction negotiations

Posted  July 16, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 16 that it was one of a number of firms selected to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for NASA’s Space Launch System. Aerojet’s “Full-Scale Combustion Stability Demonstration” solution was geared at improving the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for SLS. This selection is expected…

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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted  July 16, 2012

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 12, for his last flight as an active duty officer, he immediately began to reminisce on his flying career with special operations and the C-130 Hercules community.

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NASA’s car-sized rover nears daring landing on Mars

Posted  July 16, 2012

NASA’s most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work. However, getting the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars will not be easy. “The Curiosity landing is the hardest NASA mission ever attempted in the history…

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Raytheon to develop cyber maneuver technology for US Army

Posted  July 16, 2012

Raytheon has received a $3.1 million contract to develop technology for Morphing Network Assets to Restrict Adversarial Reconnaissance, a program that uses cyber maneuvering techniques to thwart potential attackers in high-threat environments. Cyber maneuver is the technique of dynamically modifying aspects and configurations of networks, hosts and applications in a manner that is undetectable and…

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Norwegian Air Shuttle becomes Boeing’s largest landing gear exchange customer

Posted  July 16, 2012

Boeing announced July 16that Norwegian Air Shuttle, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, has become the largest customer for the…

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Latest crew blasts off for International Space Station

Posted  July 16, 2012

Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10:40 p.m., EDT, July 14. Williams, Malenchenko and Hoshide are scheduled to dock their…

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