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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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Orbital Sciences’ Antares passes fit check

Posted  April 25, 2012

Orbital Sciences Corp. is working hard and fast to get its Antares booster rocket and Cygnus cargo supply capsule flight tested this year. They have a milestone coming up under their Commercial Orbital Transportation Services agreement with NASA. But CEO David Thomson told financial analysts…

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General Dynamics first quarter net income lags

Posted  April 25, 2012

Defense contractor General Dynamics said April 25 its first-quarter net income fell 9 percent, below analysts’ expectations. Earnings were hurt by cuts in government contracts and an accounting charge in its European combat systems operations. General Dynamics, which makes jets, tanks and other military vehicles, said its aerospace revenue was strong ó up 20 percent…

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Enterprise flight over New York City moved to April 27

Posted  April 24, 2012

NASA managers, in coordination with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, tentatively are targeting April 27, for the ferry of space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Managers shifted the flight from April 25 to April 27 because of a large region of low…

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Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

Posted  April 24, 2012

U.S. Army science and technology leaders need to deepen their relationships with the doctrine and war fighter communities so that together they can better define the Army’s science and technology priorities, senior leaders said April 18 during a…

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NASA’s Webb telescope flight backplane section completed

Posted  April 24, 2012

The center section of the backplane structure that will fly on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, marking an important milestone in the telescope’s hardware development. The backplane will support the telescope’s beryllium mirrors, instruments, thermal control systems and…

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U.S., Afghanistan reach deal on strategic pact

Posted  April 24, 2012

The United States and Afghanistan reached a deal April 22 on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support to the Afghan people for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw. The pact is key to the U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan…

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Northrop Grumman missile defense system receives DOD recognition

Posted  April 24, 2012

The Department of Defense and the Association for Enterprise Information have selected Northrop Grumman as the industry winner of the DoD Enterprise Architecture Achievement Award. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman under the direction of the U.S. Army IAMD Project Office, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space…

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NASA’s Spitzer finds galaxy with split personality

Posted  April 24, 2012

While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both. The galaxy, which is a round, elliptical with a thin disk embedded inside, is one of the first known to exhibit characteristics of the two different…

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F-35A completes first in-flight refueling mission with external weapons

Posted  April 24, 2012

April 21, a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force…

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Vietnam hosts naval exchange with U.S. Navy

Posted  April 24, 2012

Vietnam kicked off a weeklong naval exchange April 23 with the U.S. Navy amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China. Three ships from the U.S. 7th Fleet visited Danang during the five-day event that began Monday. No live-fire drills were planned, but the two sides were expected to practice salvage and disaster…

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