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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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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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NASA’s newest Mars mission spacecraft enters orbit around red planet

Posted  September 22, 2014

NASA image This animation depicts NASAís Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft orbiting Mars. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m., EDT, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to…

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NASA launches new citizen science website

Posted  September 22, 2014

Opens challenge to participate in future Mars missions NASA announced Sept. 20 the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York. NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community through innovative activities like…

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Airbus Group, Aerion announce technology collaboration

Posted  September 22, 2014

Airbus Group and Aerion Corporation have agreed to collaborate on technologies associated with the future of high-performance flight. To further their mutual objectives, both companies will exchange knowledge and capabilities in design, manufacturing and certification. For Aerion, this means collaboration to advance the development and commercialization of the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. Under the…

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USS Anchorage completes third NASA testing

Posted  September 22, 2014

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

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Boeing to upgrade specialized ICBM guidance system test Equipment

Posted  September 22, 2014

Boeing will continue to ensure the readiness of the nationís Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system with the development of a new Guidance Data Acquisition System. Under a $4.9 million contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force, Boeing will update and replace the aging GDAS, a key piece of equipment that tests the guidance system…

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NASA cargo launches to space station aboard SpaceX resupply mission

Posted  September 22, 2014

NASA Television A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon cargo spacecraft on top launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stationís Space Launch Complex-40 in Florida at 1:52 a.m., EDT, Sept. 21, 2014. The Dragon is carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations includes critical materials to support 255 science…

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Boeing to open first cyber analytics center outside U.S.

Posted  September 22, 2014

Boeing will open its first Cyber Analytics Center outside the U.S. in Singapore, to bring advanced cybersecurity capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The center will help train and equip cybersecurity professionals, perform advanced analytics and serve as Boeing’s regional cybersecurity center of excellence. Boeing will hire and train cybersecurity professionals in Singapore…

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Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

Posted  September 22, 2014

The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. “We’re here to share thoughts about the current state of, and the way forward for the nuclear strategic deterrent enterprise.” said Mark Jantzer, the Task Force 21 chairman. Much of…

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POW/MIA: Daughter of missing Vietnam-era pilot shares story of loss

Posted  September 22, 2014

The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day - he is still missing.

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Lockheed Martin receives additional EW contract to protect Navy’s fleet

Posted  September 22, 2014

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all…

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