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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

Posted  August 27, 2012

Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon....

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News Briefs – August 27, 2012

Posted  August 27, 2012

Ryan speaks out against military cuts   Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the U.S. military if elected president. The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Aug. 23 in Fayetteville, N.C., home to the Fort Bragg Army base and a large number of military families. Ryan warned of the…

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Retired Air Force NCO receives POW Medal

Posted  August 27, 2012

Returning to work after celebrating his 30th birthday the day before, then-Staff Sgt. James 'O'Neil' Hughes could see a growing group of disorderly demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Embassy.....

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Boeing projects high demand for aviation personnel in Asia Pacific (Boeing projection)

Posted  August 27, 2012

Boeing predicts the Asia Pacific region will require hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet modernization and the rapid growth of air travel....

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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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