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Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton SFC Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand held precision targeting device during a test at White Sands Missile Range’s 500k test site. White Sands’ terrain and environmental features make it well suited for testing…

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NASA’s Fermi telescope reveals new source of gamma rays

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.

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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years.

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.


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Radio

Aerotech NewsRadio – April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

Featured Guest: Dr. Laura Herman, Headmaster for the Palmdale Aerospace Academy. Dr. Herman discusses how the new charter school, which focuses on STEM education will have a positive impact on this aerospace-centered community.

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Local

Herman discusses plans for the Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted  April 26, 2012

Dr. Laura Herman, Principal at Highland High School, has been selected to serve as the Headmaster of the new Palmdale Aerospace Academy in Palmdale, Calif.

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U.S.

Dryden’s chief pilot flies first C-17 to Air Force Museum

Posted  April 25, 2012

The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as the T-1 aircraft will soon become part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Dayton, Ohio. NASA Research Test Pilot Frank Batteas, associate director for Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, was one of three…

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Space

NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of giant asteroid Vesta

Posted  April 25, 2012

Findings from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure. The findings were presented today at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria and will help scientists better understand the early solar system and processes that dominated…

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Business

Boeing first quarter earnings, revenue rise on aircraft sales

Posted  April 25, 2012

Boeing says its first-quarter earnings jumped 58 percent on higher revenue from sales of commercial airplanes, helping it overcome slow growth in its defense business. The company raised its 2012 profit forecast. Boeing said April 25 that it earned $923 million, or $1.22 per share, compared with $586 million, or 78 cents per share, a…

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Space

Dragon to launch to ISS May 7

Posted  April 25, 2012

The April 30 launch date of the Dragon cargo carrier to the International Space Station has slipped, according to an announcement from SpaceX and will now launch May 7. “After reviewing our recent progress, it was...

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Tech

NASA releases call for phase II visionary advanced concepts

Posted  April 25, 2012

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. “These transformative concepts have the potential to mature…

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Business

Sierra Nevada completes wind tunnel testing of Dream Chaser

Posted  April 25, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser(R) orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics…

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Events

Mojave Airport hosts biggest Plane Crazy Saturday to date

Posted  April 25, 2012

Around 2,000 people put on their walking shoes and sunscreen to participate in what turned out to be the biggest Mojave Plane Crazy Saturday yet April 21. More than 200 airplanes were flown in, filling the entire main flightline, from the new airport tower down to the Scaled...

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Space

NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of giant asteroid Vesta

Posted  April 25, 2012

Findings from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure. The findings were presented today at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria and will help scientists better understand the early solar system and processes that dominated…

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