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Richard Branson welcomes astronauts home from Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight

History was made and a long-anticipated dream realized in Mojave, Calif., Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Sir Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company.

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DOD Scaling Up Effort to Develop Hypersonics

The Defense Department is looking to step up its development of hypersonic weapons -- missiles that travel more than five times faster than the speed of sound -- DOD leaders said at the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored "Hypersonics Senior Executive Series" in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018.

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Dec. 16 marks anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable launch

On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean.

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Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology

Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting.


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Defense

2,500th C-130 lands at Moody

Posted  December 14, 2015

Fifty-nine years after the first C-130 Hercules was delivered to the Air Force, the 2,500th Lockheed Martin-manufactured C-130 joined the 71st Rescue Squadron's fleet and legacy at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Dec. 11.

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Local

Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

Posted  August 13, 2018

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.

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Local

Monitoring system could allow multiple experiments to be flown together

Posted  March 3, 2017

A recent flight on a commercial rocket tested an environmental monitoring experiment that may allow for multiple technologies on the same vehicle while checking for possible interference from electrical and magnetic sources.

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Business

Northrop Grumman Australia welcomes F-35 MRO&U work

Posted  November 14, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia – Nov. 11, 2016 – Northrop Grumman Australia, a fully owned Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, welcomes the announcement of the assignment of a significant amount of maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade work for the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to the Australian defense industry. Under this assignment announcement, Northrop Grumman Australia…

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Defense

USS Nitze assists stranded Iranian mariners

Posted  November 22, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey J. Hopkins Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) render assistance to a distressed Iranian vessel. Nitze, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS…

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