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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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Events

Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted  May 10, 2012

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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Defense

Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted  May 10, 2012

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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Space

NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of large asteroid

Posted  May 10, 2012

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth’s moon. Vesta now has been revealed as a special fossil of the early solar system with a more varied, diverse surface than originally thought. Scientists…

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Commentary

Military crippling sequester must be stopped

Posted  May 10, 2012

Last year, as the federal government approached a limit on how much it could legally borrow, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp an increase in the government’s borrowing authority without any spending cuts to match. When House Republicans made clear that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an even greater…

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HIFiRE scramjet research flight will advance hypersonic technology

Posted  May 10, 2012

An international team that includes NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the successful launch of an experimental hypersonic scramjet research flight from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. NASA, AFRL and…

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Air Force whistle-blowers to get protection Air Force officials say there will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent “60 Minutes” television interview. Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told a Senate subcommittee…

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Boeing completes first flight of QF-16 aerial target for U.S. Air Force

Posted  May 10, 2012

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first manned flight of the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target May 4 at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The QF-16 took off at 3:05 p.m., EDT, and climbed to an altitude of 41,000 feet during its 66-minute flight.

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Events

Civ-Mil Spring Mixer set for May 16

Posted  May 10, 2012

It is not too late to reserve a spot at the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support group Spring Mixer May 16. The event brings together civic leaders and Air Force senior officers. Any monies raised are used to fund Civ-Mil’s charities benefiting Edwards’ military personnel and their families. The 2011-2012 project provided carpeting for the Airman’s…

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Welsh nominated as next CSAF

Posted  May 10, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced May 10 that the president has nominated Gen. Mark A. Welsh III to be the next chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Norton Schwartz, who has served in...

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Space

NASA awards engineering, science services, skills augmentation services contract

Posted  May 10, 2012

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for its Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The approximate, potential maximum quantity value of the contract, including all options, is $600 million. Jacobs will provide the continuous requirement for engineers, scientists and technicians necessary to…

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