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A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington,…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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NASA completes successful battery of tests on composite cryotank

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkGI6JeNY0E?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 NASA photograph by David Olive One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with cryogenic hydrogen and structural loads were applied to simulate stresses the tank…

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NASA completes key review of world’s most powerful rocket

NASA officials Aug. 27 announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars

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NASA MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft completes visual, radar mission in Hawaii

NASA photograph “Ikhana,” NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted research aircraft, carries a maritime radar in a specialized centerline pod during a flight to check out systems prior to the aircraft’s deployment to Hawaii in July 2014. NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, named “Ikhana,” recently completed a deployment to Hawaii in support of two diverse flight opportunities….


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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted  June 7, 2012

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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NASA’s Spitzer finds first objects burned furiously

Posted  June 7, 2012

The faint, lumpy glow from the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precision yet using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The objects could be wildly massive stars or voracious black holes. They are too far away to be seen individually, but Spitzer has captured new, convincing evidence of what…

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Squadron nears completion of ballistic missile warning communications upgrade

Posted  June 7, 2012

Ballistic missile warning sensors at sites around the world provide information vital to U.S. national security. When the link connecting those sensors to decision makers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command was in jeopardy of…

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Australian cybersecurity company M5 Network Security

Posted  June 7, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd, a Canberra, Australia,-based provider of cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations. The acquisition is subject to Australian government review. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close…

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Branch Elementary School teachers share unique experience

Posted  June 7, 2012

Elementary school teachers Kim Cantrell, grade 6, and Michelle McCormack, grade 5, shared their experiences with the Mojave Intermediate Space Challenge on Aerotech NewsRadio June 7.

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Pages from the Past – June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

(The following is an excerpt taken from Lisa Kinison’s “Pages from the Past” feature that airs as part of Aerotech NewsRadio on 1380 AM, Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. You can listen to the full broadcast or any of our other past broadcasts here.)      Today, we start this segment off with a nice…

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NASA completes ADS-B flight evaluations for UAS

Posted  June 6, 2012

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently completed flight evaluations of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast aircraft tracking system adapted for unmanned aircraft systems aboard the center's modified MQ-9 Predator B named Ikhana.

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted  June 6, 2012

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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News Briefs June 6, 2012

Posted  June 6, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,870 As of June 5, 2012, at least 1,870 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 1,554 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted  June 6, 2012

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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