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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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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

Posted  November 17, 2014

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

Posted  November 17, 2014

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

Posted  November 17, 2014

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

Posted  November 17, 2014

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

Posted  November 17, 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 in the Bellingshausen, Weddell and Amundsen seas.

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NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for first time

Posted  November 17, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich For taxi testing, the ACTE flap was extended to 20 degrees deflection. Flight results will validate whether the seamless design with its advanced lightweight materials can reduce wing structural weight, improve fuel economy and efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts. NASA’s green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology…

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Northrop to supply new mission computer for Marine Corps H-1 helicopter upgrades

Posted  November 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps' H-1 helicopter upgrade program.

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New Raytheon hyperspectral sensors will provide unprecedented images from space

Posted  November 17, 2014

Two new commercial satellites will carry sensor payloads developed by Raytheon to deliver images of unprecedented depth and detail. Raytheon’s hyperspectral imaging technology captures light across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving commercial, civilian and military analysts important new insights into Earthly phenomena. Sensor data will allow analysts to measure the mineral content…

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NASA receives fourth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted  November 17, 2014

NASA has received an unmodified, or clean, audit opinion on its fiscal year 2014 financial statements, marking the fourth consecutive year of clean opinions. The agency has released its fiscal year 2014 Agency Financial Report, which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights. The auditor’s unmodified opinion on our financial statements in fiscal…

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F-35C completes first night flight aboard aircraft carrier

Posted  November 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The aircraft launched at 6:01 p.m., PST, and conducted a series of planned touch-and-go landings before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm. Nimitz is…

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