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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce order for 20 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Sept. 20 announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s.

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NASA’s newest Mars mission spacecraft enters orbit around red planet

NASA image This animation depicts NASAís Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft orbiting Mars. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m., EDT, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to…

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NASA launches new citizen science website

Opens challenge to participate in future Mars missions NASA announced Sept. 20 the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York. NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community through innovative activities like…

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USS Anchorage completes third NASA testing

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

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NASA cargo launches to space station aboard SpaceX resupply mission

NASA Television A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon cargo spacecraft on top launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stationís Space Launch Complex-40 in Florida at 1:52 a.m., EDT, Sept. 21, 2014. The Dragon is carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations includes critical materials to support 255 science…


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Lockheed Martin commemorates 4,500 F-16 aircraft deliveries

Posted  April 3, 2012

Lockheed Martin commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery April 3 with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price. The F-16 is recognized as the world’s most successful modern-day fighter. Since the F-16′s first production orders in 1975, it has…

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First spacecraft flight recorder for Webb telescope delivered to Northrop Grumman

Posted  April 3, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope’s science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman by its teammate SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo. “Without science data, there would be no mission, so this is a very important milestone for the Webb program,”…

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Lockheed Martin to continue maintaining shared early warning system

Posted  April 3, 2012

The system that provides U.S. Theater Combatant Commanders and partner nations with U.S. missile event information will continue to be supported by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Air Force Electronics System Center, Space C2…

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Boeing, TAAG announce order for three 777-300ERs

Posted  April 3, 2012

Boeing and Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) April 2 finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at $895 million at list prices, also includes purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs. “Boeing and TAAG share a strong partnership dating back more than 37 years. We…

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Raytheon awarded United Kingdom Paveway IV replenishment contract

Posted  April 3, 2012

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Raytheon UK a replenishment contract for Paveway IV, the latest generation GPS precision-guided munition, as part of a 60 million pound contract. Raytheon UK is focused on a technological growth path which, under the UK MOD’s SPEAR (Selective Precision Effects at Range) CAP 1 program, will enhance…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted  April 3, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran should…

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DARPA seeks integration of diverse microsystems components on silicon chips

Posted  April 3, 2012

High-performance microsystems are vital for a wide variety of Defense Department systems that provide U.S. war fighters with technological surprise over adversaries in areas such as communications, sensing and electronic warfare. Current…

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

Posted  April 3, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for criticial missile warning satellite

Posted  April 3, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the Final Integrated System Test, verifies the spacecraft’s performance and functionality in preparation for delivery to the launch site. SBIRS is delivering improved missile warning capabilities for the nation while simultaneously…

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Boeing successfully completes parachute drop test of CSTT

Posted  April 3, 2012

Boeing successfully completed a parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft April 3 at the Delmar Dry Lake Bed near Alamo, Nev. CST-100 is part of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System, which will provide the United States with the capability to transport people and cargo to the International Space Station, the…

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