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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.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

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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Boeing to modernize flight deck, avionics for U.S., NATO AWACS fleets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Boeing has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract to develop a design that modernizes the flight deck and avionics of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft fleet. The contract, awarded by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the second phase of…

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Space

New NASA App 2.0 released For iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA has released an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices. A team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field,…

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Defense

Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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Defense

AEDC provides computational fluid dynamics expertise to Hill AFB engineers

Posted  May 23, 2012

At its core, the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., strives to test and evaluate aircraft to help customers develop, qualify and improve system designs and performance. The center constantly researches and develops technology programs to develop advanced testing techniques and instrumentation to satisfy testing needs and keep pace with advancing…

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Business

Army awards AeroVironment $5.1 million order for Switchblade loitering munition systems, services

Posted  May 23, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. has received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012, from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. The $5,108,160 modification to the existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training. AeroVironment will work with ATK, its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems….

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Events

Reunions May 23, 2012

Posted  May 23, 2012

May 25: 3rd Cbt Comm Group Midwest City, Okla. For more information email Alvin Alldredge at usaf3rdherd@gmail.com.   May 30-June 1: 69th Ord Co. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Peter Prine at (585) 226-9243 or email pprine@rochester.rr.com.   May 30-June 2: The Army Chaplains and Assistants Tampa, Fla. For more information, call Lamar Hunt…

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SpaceX launches NASA demonstration mission to space station

Posted  May 22, 2012

The second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is under way as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifted off May 21 from Cape Canaveral...

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Business

Lockheed Martin reaches new contract with UAW Union in Orlando, Denver, Baltimore

Posted  May 22, 2012

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America ratified a new master labor agreement with Lockheed Martin covering approximately 650 workers at three sites. The new five-year agreement, ratified over the weekend, becomes effective immediately. The bargaining unit represents workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Denver, Lockheed Martin Mission…

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Veterans

Their legacy lives on at American cemetery in the United Kingdom

Posted  May 22, 2012

Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Service in Cambridge, England, May 28 to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen...

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AeroVironment introduces digital Wasp AE small UAS

Posted  May 22, 2012

AeroVironment May 22 introduced the Waspâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle program. Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949. The Air…

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