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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.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

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 –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

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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Lockheed Martin conducts successful EAPS controlled flight test

Posted  June 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration program successfully conducted a Controlled Test Vehicle flight test on May 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Putin emphasizes military ties with Chinese VP Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized burgeoning military ties with China June 6 on the second day of a visit to his nation’s eastern neighbor. Putin told Vice President Xi Jinping that he and Chinese President Hu Jintao have vowed to expand military exchanges and he also recalled recent…

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Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

Posted  June 7, 2012

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future...

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NASA discovers unprecedented blooms of ocean plant life

Posted  June 7, 2012

Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth. The finding…

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Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

Posted  June 7, 2012

U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to soldiers across combat zones. These microgrids are designed and built to provide power independently...

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Boeing accepts delivery of first Harpoon launch structure from Danish Aerotech

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Boeing has accepted delivery of the first Aluminum Launch Support Structure produced by Danish Aerotech A/S for ship-based deployment of the Harpoon weapon system. The Karup, Denmark,-based supplier received the contract, valued at nearly US$1.5 million, two years ago. “Danish Aerotech is proud to deliver its first Harpoon launch support structure on cost and…

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ICECool to crack thermal management barrier, enable breakthrough electronics

Posted  June 7, 2012

The continued miniaturization and the increased density of components in today’s electronics have pushed heat generation and power dissipation to unprecedented levels. Current thermal management solutions, usually involving remote cooling, are

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Intermediate Space Challenge caps Mojave school year with big cheers

Posted  June 7, 2012

As if to make up for gale winds that forced postponement last week, there was no wind May 31 when the eighth Intermediate Space Challenge was held at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 7, 2012

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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NASA announces 2012 summer of innovation mini-grants opportunity

Posted  June 7, 2012

NASA is accepting proposals until June 29 for the mini-grants component of the agency’s 2012 Summer of Innovation project. Proposals may be submitted through the National Space Grant Foundation for NASA-themed content in a variety of programs geared toward middle school students. The foundation is administering the grant program for NASA. Mini-grants are designed to…

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