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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raiderâ„¢ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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U.K. maintainers begin training

Posted  August 12, 2012

British Air Force photograph by GySgt. Stacey-Ann Viner RAF personnel receive F-35 maintenance training July 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Royal Navy maintainers, Petty Officer Mike Elland and Chief Petty Officer Yuki Ho, watch a wheel and tire removal and installation demonstration as part of their F-35 maintenance training July 26 at Eglin…

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AEDC engineers test cutting-edge scene projection system in 7V space chamber

Posted  August 12, 2012

Engineers at the Arnold Engineering and Development CenterC are leading the way in evaluating and demonstrating leading-edge technology and facility upgrades that support space and air-borne defense systems testing for the Missile Defense Agency's early detection and interception of missiles....

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NASA selects space biology research proposals

Posted  August 12, 2012

NASA selected 15 experiments to be funded through its most recent research announcement for opportunities in space biology research. Ten of these experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station in the near future. Five others will be ground-based studies. NASA’s Space Biology Program will fund the proposals to investigate how cells, plants and…

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California Science Center announces details for Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Posted  August 10, 2012

Aug. 8, Los Angeles – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Inglewood Mayor James Butts and California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph announced details of Mission 26: The Big Endeavour, Endeavour’s journey from Kennedy Space Center to its new home at the Science Center. Endeavour, which will be transported on top of NASA’s Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft,…

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Here comes the sun: NASA picks solar array system development proposals

Posted  August 10, 2012

NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected Deployable Space Systems of Goleta, Calif. and ATK Space Systems Inc., of Commerce, Calif., for contract negotiation to develop advanced solar array systems. High-power solar electric propulsion, where the power is generated with advanced solar array systems, is a key capability required for extending human presence throughout the solar…

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U.S. Army airship completes historic flight

Posted  August 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman and Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited announce the successful completion of the first flight of the U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle in historic Lakehurst, N.J., the birthplace of the nation's storied military airship past....

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Air Force works to fill need for drone pilots

Posted  August 10, 2012

Becoming a fighter pilot is still a hotly coveted goal at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. But slowly, a culture change is taking hold. Initially snubbed as second-class pilot-wannabes, the airmen who remotely control America’s arsenal of lethal drones are gaining stature and securing a permanent place in the Air Force. Drawn…

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Schwartz, Welsh pay tribute to airmen at Air Force transition

Posted  August 10, 2012

Both outgoing and incoming Air Force chiefs of staff paid tribute to airmen and their families during the transition of responsibility ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 10....

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F-35 completes first airborne weapons separation

Posted  August 9, 2012

The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully executed an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range while traveling at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 feet........

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Boeing team demonstrates expanded control of unmanned aircraft swarm

Posted  August 9, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated that an operator on the ground, using only a laptop and a military radio, can command an unmanned aerial vehicle “swarm.” Despite limited flight training, the operator was able to connect with autonomous UAVs, task them and obtain information without…

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