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Air Force, Army Aviation come together to complete vital mission in Egypt

Army photograph by Sgt. Thomas Duval Soldiers and airmen load a UH-60 Black Hawk into an Air Force C17 Globemaster III Aug. 19, 2104, at an old Israeli airstrip in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. The airstrip is now used by the Multinational Force and Observers stationed in Sinai Egypt. The Black Hawk was loaded…

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Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.

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Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 experimental spaceplane design for DARPA

Northrop Grumman image Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1, shown here in an artist’s concept. In addition to low-cost launch, the XS-1 will serve as a test-bed for a new generation of hypersonic aircraft. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman with Scaled…

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Air Force, Creare develop technology

Courtesy photograph CREARE engineers test the 10 K cryocooler in a thermal vacuum chamber. The Air Force and the New Hampshire-based business developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected to enhance operation of space-based infrared detectors. The Air Force and Creare, a small, New Hampshire-based business, developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected…

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Bomber crews showcase take-off talents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8qr7ojpWg&feature=player_embedded Air Force photograph by SSgt. Sean Martin A B-52H Stratofortress starts its engines during a Minimum Interval Takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 14, 2014. Common place during the Cold War, a MITO challenges crews to get multiple aircraft airborne as quickly as possible in response to an alert call. Ten B-52H…


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F-35 Lightning II flight test update

Posted  May 8, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II flight test program continues to make progress during the first four months of 2012. In March, the program completed 123 test flights totaling 223 flight hours, setting a record for the most System Development and Demonstration flights and flight hours for a single month. During the time period, the SDD…

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Texas officials quiet on space launch site project

Posted  May 8, 2012

Proponents are eagerly pursuing a project to keep Texas at the center of the space exploration efforts, but say they are getting little encouragement from state officials, according to a published report. Leaders of the Texas space industry are anticipating the May 19 test launch of a private cargo ship from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to…

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Jet engine to eat cereal, crayons for a purpose

Posted  May 8, 2012

It might not surprise you to find cereal and crayons beneath your sofa cushions, especially if you are a parent with young children. But what if you found them in a jet engine?

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Northrop Grumman completes flight hardware for tower supporting space telescope mirrors, science instruments

Posted  May 8, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has completed the flight composite components for the structure that connects the Optical Telescope Element to the spacecraft on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft….

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Northrop Grumman releases 2011 corporate responsibility report

Posted  May 8, 2012

Northrop Grumman has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive publication that highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, including environment sustainability, support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, community service, corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism, among other activities. It is the fifth year the company has published this report. “At Northrop…

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May 2012 Events

Posted  May 8, 2012

May 11 – Lecture: The Quest for Other Worlds Like Earth, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=5   Lecture: Compositional Diversity of the Moon’s Primary Crust from Integrated Diviner and M3 Analysis, Houston, Texas www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#1901   Lecture: Megamasers, Magnetic Fields, and Dense Gas in Starburst Galaxies, Los Altos Hills, Calif. www.pastro.org/dnn/Home.aspx   May 13-19 – Gravitational-Wave Advanced Detector…

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Air Combat Command confident in F-22

Posted  May 7, 2012

Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media here April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to flying...

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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted  May 7, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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ULA employees ratify contract

Posted  May 7, 2012

United Launch Alliance was notified May 6 that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers representing its workforce at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Decatur, Ala., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2012 contract negotiation process which began several weeks ago. The…

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Second Advanced EHF military comm Satellite launched

Posted  May 7, 2012

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched May 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...

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