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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…


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High readiness key to deter North Korean threats

Posted  August 13, 2012

Maintaining a high state of military readiness is imperative to deterring North Korean threats in the region, the 8th U.S. Army's deputy...

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NASA Curiosity Mars rover installing smarts for driving

Posted  August 13, 2012

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity spent its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm. The rover’s “brain transplant,” occurred during a series of steps Aug. 10 through Aug. 13, installed a new version of software on both of the rover’s redundant main…

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Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

Posted  August 13, 2012

The roadside bomb that exploded outside Andrew Robinson’s Humvee in Iraq six years ago broke the Marine staff sergeant’s neck and left him with collapsed lungs – and without use of his legs. It also cast doubt on his ability to father a child, a gnawing emotional wound for a then-23-year-old who envisioned starting a…

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Navy marks milestone production of key aircraft computer system

Posted  August 13, 2012

The Navy and industry partner General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems marked the milestone production of a key computer system...

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Northrop Grumman signs mentor-protege agreement With Juno Technologies

Posted  August 13, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement with Juno Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program. CANES is the Navy’s effort to streamline and update shipboard networks to improve interoperability and affordability across the fleet. The mentor-protégé relationship was formalized during a signing ceremony on…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 13, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service's 20th chief in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 10.

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Boeing opens new parts processing center in Oregon

Posted  August 12, 2012

Boeing celebrated Aug. 10 the opening of its new parts processing center and building expansion in Gresham, Ore., a suburb of Portland. Employing about 1,800 people, Boeing Portland is an ISO 14001-certified site that serves as the company’s Center of Excellence for complex machining, gear systems and flight controls. Elected officials and representatives from community…

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Air Force names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  August 12, 2012

Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands; direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The…

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U.S. Army South, Colombian army along with 17 partner nations kick-off PANAMAX 2012

Posted  August 12, 2012

U.S. Army South, along with armed and security forces from 17 nations, has officially kicked-off the annual U.S. Southern Command sponsored Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX exercise, which will take place simultaneously in San Antonio, Miami, Suffolk, Va., and in Panama until August 17...

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Boeing names new sales leader for Commercial Airplanes

Posted  August 12, 2012

Boeing announced Aug. 10 that John Wojick has been named the new vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes. Wojick succeeds Ray Conner, who was named president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in June. Wojick, a 32-year veteran of Commercial Airplanes who began his career as an aerospace engineer, moves to his new position…

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