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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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News Briefs – August 21, 2012

Posted  August 21, 2012

USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor   The 215-year-old USS Constitution has sailed for the first time since 1997, taking a 17-minute cruise across Boston Harbor. The short trip Aug. 19 was to commemorate the Navy ship’s victory over a British warship of a similar size in a fierce battle during the War…

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Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

Posted  August 21, 2012

As the nation looks for ways to double the speed and reduce the cost of new advanced materials, recent advances have brought it closer to realizing this ability than ever before.....

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NASA selects space station integration services contract

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA has selected Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston to provide mission and program integration services for the International Space Station Program at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The two-year base contract is a small business set aside. It begins Oct. 1 and extends through Sept. 30, 2014. There are three potential two-year options…

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Conference brings military, industry, academia together to discuss space, missile defense

Posted  August 21, 2012

The 15th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition conducted Aug. 13-16 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., saw more than 600 paid attendees, more than 6,000 receiving access badges for the conference, and more than 11,000 walking through the conference exhibit halls, according to committee organizers......

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Lockheed Martin to build spacecraft for Insight Mars Lander, NASA’s next discovery mission

Posted  August 21, 2012

An exciting and novel mission to Mars has been selected as NASA’s next Discovery mission. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission, led by principal investigator Bruce Banerdt of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed by JPL, will make the first ever measurements of the interior of Mars, providing insight…

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NASA, Maritime Administration announce new home for Liberty Star

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA and the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 21 to transfer NASA's solid rocket booster recovery ship, M/V Liberty Star, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet for use as a training vessel at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y....

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McChord C-17 crews begin WinFly to Antarctica

Posted  August 21, 2012

The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying period Aug. 20 as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation....

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing

Posted  August 21, 2012

POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif. – The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing of Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after…

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted  August 21, 2012

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms......

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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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