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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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Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation receives largest ever donation from Lockheed Martin

Posted  August 20, 2012

Lockheed martin has committed $2.5 million over 10 years to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The money will support the foundation’s education outreach, including expanding the reach of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program. “This marvelous grant from Lockheed Martin is an investment in the education and character development of America’s future leaders,”…

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spectrometer detects helium In Moon’s atmosphere

Posted  August 20, 2012

Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project spectrometer aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the Moon. These remote-sensing observations complement in situ measurements taken in 1972 by the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment (LACE) deployed by Apollo 17. Although designed to…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 20, 2012

Thank you for listening in!  This week we chat with Tim Holden of T&R Hobbies

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News Briefs – August 18, 2012

Posted  August 18, 2012

Marine Corps to base MV-22 Osprey at Kaneohe Bay The Marine Corps will bring two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  The Department of the Navy Aug. 15 said it made the decision after conducting an environmental impact statement.  The MV-22 Osprey can…

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NASA ER-2 collects Perseids meteor shower dust

Posted  August 18, 2012

NASA's high-flying ER-2 science aircraft is looking deeper into the skies overhead this week...

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Air National Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

Posted  August 18, 2012

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life-saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday, August 12....

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Boeing marks 50 years of delivering Chinook helicopters

Posted  August 18, 2012

As Boeing marks the 50th anniversary of delivering the first H-47 Chinook military helicopter, the company is nearing completion of a $130 million renovation of its production line near Philadelphia that will help it meet global demand for the latest model, the CH-47F...

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Donley praises airmen, emphasizes standards at AFSA conference

Posted  August 18, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said the Air Force would be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic strategic environment and current fiscal constraints due to the unrivaled quality and professionalism of America's airmen - in particular its noncommissioned officers.....

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Recap: X-51A flight ends prematurely

Posted  August 18, 2012

The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from a B-52 Stratofortress over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012, at approximately 11:36 a.m. PDT...

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Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Marine Corps contract for personnel carrier vehicle study, demonstration

Posted  August 18, 2012

Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier program. During an eight-month evaluation period, the U.S. Marine Corps will verify human factors and amphibious…

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