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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.

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Nellis aggressor squadron inactivated

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler SSgt. Justin White signals to Maj. Sam Joplin to begin taxiing a 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15 Eagle to the runway Sept. 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The roles and responsibilities of the 65th AGRS, inactivated Sept. 26, 2014, will be filled by the 64th AGRS….


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Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

Posted  April 26, 2012

On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. But they don’t buy it directly from manufacturers like Boeing or Sikorsky, they buy it...

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Raytheon first quarter profit jumps, lifts 2012 outlook

Posted  April 26, 2012

Raytheon posted a 17 percent jump in the first-quarter profit April 26 and the defense contractor boosted its full-year outlook with sales for missile, intelligence and information systems on the rise. The big jump in comparable net income was partially due to the charges that the company was saddled with during the same period last…

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Boeing opens new navigation system repair line at Ohio facility

Posted  April 26, 2012

Boeing marked the opening April 26 of a new Electrostatically Supported Gyro repair line at the company’s Heath, Ohio, facility. The new line increases the capability of the skilled workforce and equipment already in place for the repair and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN, or Trident Navigation System). “As the…

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World

News Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

North Korea: ‘Mobile weapons’ capable of striking U.S. A senior North Korean army official says his country is armed with “powerful mobile weapons” capable of striking America. Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho emphasized the importance of defending the North against the U.S. and South Korea as Pyongyang marked the 80th anniversary of the nation’s army…

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DARPA seeks non-thermal approaches to thin-film deposition

Posted  April 26, 2012

When the Department of Defense wants to build a jet engine, it doesn’t put a team of engineers in a hangar with a block of metal and some chisels. Jet engines are made up of individual components that are carefully assembled into a finished product that possesses the desired performance capabilities. In the...

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Business

Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

Posted  April 26, 2012

Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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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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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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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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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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