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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Boeing completes key tests of new aircraft satellite antenna

Posted  October 10, 2014

Boeing has completed environmental and performance qualification testing on the aircraft satellite communications antenna system it is developing for multipurpose satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates.

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NASA’s Hubble maps temperature, water vapor on extreme exoplanet

Posted  October 10, 2014

NASA/ESA photograph This is a temperature map of the “hot Jupiter” class exoplanet WASP 43b. The white-colored region on the daytime side is 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The nighttime side temperatures drop to under 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the…

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Navy to commission amphibious assault ship America

Posted  October 10, 2014

Navy photograph by PO1 John Scorza Guests tour the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014. America is scheduled to be commissioned near the end of fleet week, Oct. 11. The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1…

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NASA prepares its science fleet for Oct. 19 Mars comet encounter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet – less than half the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever DAGR capability to U.S. Army

Posted  October 10, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-YHEaWOqRI&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range. DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers…

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Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corporation to unveil S-97 Raider™ helicopter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft….

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veteransí claims in fiscal 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 ñ the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the way it provides…

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Send your name on NASA’s journey to Mars, starting with Orion’s first flight

Posted  October 10, 2014

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After…

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted  October 10, 2014

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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Judge rules for Boeing in whistleblower lawsuit

Posted  October 10, 2014

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled Oct. 8. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot summarily ruled in favor of Boeing and…

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