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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Defense

Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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Budget approved for Mojave Air Space Port

Posted  June 21, 2012

At the June 19 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, the board, which operates the Mojave Air and Space Port approved the 20212-2013 budget. The airport financial years runs July 1 to June 30. The budget totals $12,608,778 and revenues equal expenses. In the absence of CEO Stuart Witt who was on a business…

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World

U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

Posted  June 21, 2012

U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

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Defense

Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted  June 21, 2012

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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World

News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and recommendations for…

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Business

Lockheed Martin commemorates centennial, addresses future, sequestration

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens, President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Kubasik and other senior leaders commemorated the corporation’s…

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Events

Mental Health America presents Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans

Posted  June 21, 2012

Mental Health America is holding its fundraiser, Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans, to benefit services supporting returning military personnel, veterans, and their families in the Antelope Valley. The 1940s USO-style event starts at 6 p.m., June 29 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, Calif. Dennis Anderson, editor of the Antelope Valley…

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NASA space launch system core stage moves from concept to design

Posted  June 21, 2012

The nation’s space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System, the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200…

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German air force brings Eurofighter, skills to Eielson AFB

Posted  June 21, 2012

After a nearly 5,000-mile trip across the world, 150 members of the German air force recently arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska...

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Agency officials praise new START Treaty progress

Posted  June 21, 2012

Work taking place under the 16-month-old new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia fosters transparency and predictability for the world’s two largest deployed nuclear arsenals, federal officials told a Senate panel June 21. Among those testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for…

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