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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.


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News Briefs – August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin to cut 550 jobs at Georgia plant   Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is cutting 550 jobs at its metro Atlanta plant as production of its C-130 aircraft slows, officials said. The move was announced Aug. 22 but is already under way, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cuts at the Marietta plant were needed because…

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B-52s bring persistent airpower to Exercise Pitch Black 12

Posted  August 24, 2012

The 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., took to the skies of Australia's Northern Territory Aug. 2 to 18 as the lone U.S. Air Force unit flying in Exercise Pitch Black 12....

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Aerojet’s LEO-7 second stage rocket motor completes successful hot-fire test

Posted  August 24, 2012

Aerojet announced Aug. 23 that its Low Earth Orbit (LEO)-7 second stage rocket motor successfully completed a hot-fire test at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif......

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Dempsey, Japanese counterpart bolster partnership across domains

Posted  August 24, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the Pentagon Aug. 23 as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties between both countries....

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Lockheed Martin wins $65 million JLTV engineering, manufacturing development phase

Posted  August 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $65 million contract from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to continue developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle through the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase....

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Is this real or just fantasy? ONR augmented-reality initiative progresses

Posted  August 24, 2012

The Office of Naval Research is demonstrating the next phase of an augmented-reality project Aug. 23 in Princeton, N.J., that will change the way warfighters view operational environments-literally. ONR has completed the first year of a multi-year augmented-reality effort, developing a system that allow trainees to view simulated images superimposed on real-world landscapes. One example…

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Boeing marks one-year anniversary of 787 certification

Posted  August 24, 2012

This weekend Boeing will celebrate the one-year anniversary of certification of the 787 Dreamliner.....

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NASA study provides new findings on protecting astronauts’ bones through diet, exercise

Posted  August 24, 2012

Eating the right diet and exercising hard in space helps protect International Space Station astronauts’ bones, a finding that may help solve one of the key problems facing future explorers heading beyond low Earth orbit. A new study, published this month in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, evaluated the mineral density of specific…

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Cirrus Aircraft chosen for French air force

Posted  August 24, 2012

Cirrus Aircraft announced Aug. 23 that Cirrus SR20s and SR22s have been selected by Cassidian Aviation Training Services in a public tender for the French air force and navy....

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California Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

Posted  August 24, 2012

Nearly 120 soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama.....

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