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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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NASA opens registration for 2015 Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA photograph by 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 first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12 at the U.S….

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s next Mars lander

Lockheed Martin has started the assembly, test and launch operations phase for NASA’s InSight Mars lander spacecraft.

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‘Batman’ fix to sustain C-5s for decades, saving millions

Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has hit another milestone by being the first to complete a new major structural repair on a C-5M which will bring in millions of dollars in revenue and sustain the Air Force’s fleet for decades to come. With completion of the first prototype in September, an additional 51 C-5s will…

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency's sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice in the Bellingshausen, Weddell and Amundsen seas.


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U.S. plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted  June 20, 2012

The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.

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Boeing completes upgrade of AEOS Telescope at Maui Space Surveillance Complex

Posted  June 20, 2012

Boeing has completed a two-year modernization effort for the Advanced Electro-Optical System, a powerful telescope used for research and space situational awareness by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The Air Force has declared initial operational capability for AEOS, which signifies that the telescope is fully upgraded and ready to provide imagery and surveillance of…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War Identified

Posted  June 20, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 20 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Aerojet presents Exceptional Supplier Award to ValveTech

Posted  June 20, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced June 20 that it has recognized ValveTech Inc. of Phelps. N.Y., with an Exceptional Supplier Award for the corporation’s 20 consecutive months of on-time deliveries. ValveTech is a key supplier to Aerojet for its monopropellant hydrazine product line. The company furnishes valves for the majority of the approximately 400 thrusters…

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NASA launches new technology transfer portal

Posted  June 20, 2012

In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency's new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business.

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Panetta to lead presidential delegation to Saudi Arabia

Posted  June 20, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will lead a delegation representing the United States to offer its sympathies to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the death of Crown Prince Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud...

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Lockheed Martin to manage major defense information systems network operations

Posted  June 20, 2012

The Defense Information Systems Agency has chosen Lockheed Martin to manage the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network. The work will take place under an innovative, seven-year Global Systems Management Operations contract. The contract would run for three years and includes two two-year options, with a total contract ceiling of $4.6 billion….

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Boeing delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s sixth C-17

Posted  June 20, 2012

Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company's final assembly facility in Long Beach. Calif.

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Exercises demonstrate Global Strike flexibility, capability

Posted  June 19, 2012

Air Force Global Strike Command airmen participated in two major exercises this month, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.

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Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted  June 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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