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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.

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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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Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development

Posted  May 22, 2012

Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the...

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NASA, NSBRI select 29 proposals to support crew health on missions

Posted  May 22, 2012

NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals are from 25 institutions in 11 states and will receive a total of about $26 million over a one- to…

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Boeing delivers fifth C-17 to UAE Air Force and Air Defence

Posted  May 22, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month. The UAE accepted delivery of four C-17s in 2011 and has one more airlifter on order for delivery later this year. “It’s amazing to see all that the UAE has…

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Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS completes flight testing of JT-8D engines

Posted  May 22, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) testbed aircraft, equipped with a new JT-8D propulsion system, has successfully completed flight testing and moved one step closer to receiving its Military Airworthiness Certification. The completion of the flight testing program signifies a major milestone in the Joint STARS Re-engining program and is…

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DOD, VA announce joint health record milestone

Posted  May 22, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a milestone in their effort to combine their health records in what will become the world’s largest electronic system by 2017, the secretaries of...

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Imaging data needs drive $17 billion remote sensing satellite market

Posted  May 22, 2012

In a new study, “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites,” Forecast International projects that the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market will be worth $17 billion over the 2012-2021 timeframe. Over that period, some 108 remote sensing satellites will be produced. Demand for remote sensing satellite data continues to increase….

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Boeing delivers UPS’s 50th 767 Freighter

Posted  May 22, 2012

Boeing and UPS May 22 celebrated the delivery of the cargo operator's 50th 767-300 Freighter. The airplane joins the world's largest 767 Freighter fleet.

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Pilot killed in California jet crash identified

Posted  May 21, 2012

Officials have identified the pilot of a military-contracted jet who was killed May 18 when his aircraft crashed into a Southern California farm field as he completed a training exercise. Fifty-seven-year-old Thomas Bennett, of Camarillo, Calif., died on impact when the privately owned Hawker Hunter jet trainer went down near Naval Base Ventura County, according…

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Military trainer jet crashes in California, one dead

Posted  May 21, 2012

A privately owned jet contracted by the military to play the enemy in training exercises crashed May 18 in a Southern California farm field, killing the civilian pilot, authorities said. The Hawker Hunter jet trainer went down near Naval Base Ventura County, fire department spokesman Steve Swindle said. The pilot was the only person aboard….

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Dragon launch to space station scrubbed

Posted  May 21, 2012

Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, told a post-scrub press conference that the failure to launch Falcon9-Dragon to the International Space Station early May 19 was “aborted with purpose” and so not a failure. Regardless, the next launch attempt has been postponed until at least May 22 at 3:44 a.m., EDT. May 23 provides another possible…

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