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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.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

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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1,600 museums offer military families free tickets

Posted  May 23, 2012

More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010. The expanded Blue Star Museums initiative announced Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has more than 40 museums…

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News Briefs May 23, 2012

Posted  May 23, 2012

Virginia contractor suspends flights after two crashes A Virginia company that provides aerial training to the military has suspended flights while it investigates two recent crashes that killed two of its pilots. Newport News-based Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., known as ATAC, temporarily halted flights operations “while we just kind of review processes and take a…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted  May 23, 2012

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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AEDC’s Air Force Analysis Branch supports TF34 engine accelerated mission test

Posted  May 23, 2012

Support from the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Air Force Analysis Branch recently helped bring a successful conclusion to a "challenging" Accelerated Mission Test on an upgraded TF34 engine...

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Space

NASA Goddard delivers magnetometers for NASA’s next mission To Mars

Posted  May 23, 2012

Magnetometers built by scientists and engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN mission have been delivered to the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory for integration into the Particles and Field Package. “The team worked hard and completed delivery of the magnetometers on…

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Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S expected to beat initial performance targets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Though barely one year into flight testing, Dassault’s newest aircraft, the twin-engine Falcon 2000S, is already demonstrating performance figures substantially higher than the capabilities announced...

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Ballistic missile defense system sheds ‘science project’ label

Posted  May 23, 2012

Since its inception under the Reagan administration, the U.S. missile defense set up had been characterized by research, development, test & evaluation spending. Over time, the former ‘Star Wars’ system has become a three-pronged program comprising of Aegis-based systems, Patriot-based systems, and a system based on the existing ballistic missile defense system. Analysis from Frost…

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France sets conditions for Afghan aid post-NATO

Posted  May 23, 2012

French President Francois Hollande said May 21 that France won’t necessarily contribute money for Afghanistan’s military, again marking a break with key NATO partners as the alliance moves to hand over security control in the country starting in 2015. In a final news conference at a summit of the Atlantic alliance, the new French leader…

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Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Army hosted a coalition interoperability experiment to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade...

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Robotic refueling mission results to be presented at workshop

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will present results to date from the satellite-servicing Robotic Refueling Mission during the Second International Workshop, On-Orbit Satellite Servicing, hosted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., May 30-31. In March 2012 RRM demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools are able to perform precise satellite-servicing tasks…

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