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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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Veterans

DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

Posted  March 21, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19 during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field. Kathy Helmick, deputy director for traumatic brain injury, or TBI, at the Defense Centers of Excellence, emphasized the importance of…

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Radio

Aerotech NewsRadio – March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Featured Guest: John Fergione, retired test pilot. John discussed with us the thrills of test flight and the importance of mentoring our local middle and high school students.

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Business

Boeing, Airbus, Embraer to collaborate on aviation biofuel commercialization

Posted  March 23, 2012

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer signed a memorandum of understanding March 22 to work together on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation biofuels. The three leading airframe manufacturers agreed to seek collaborative opportunities to speak in unity to government, biofuel producers and other key stakeholders to support, promote and accelerate the availability of sustainable new jet…

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Defense

Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Space

NASA’s GRAIL MoonKam returns first student-selected lunar images

Posted  March 23, 2012

One of two NASA spacecraft orbiting the moon has beamed back the first student-requested pictures of the lunar surface from its onboard camera. Fourth grade students from the Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Mont., received the honor of making the first image selections by winning a nationwide competition to rename the two spacecraft. The…

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Army labs prepare systems for Network Integration Evaluation

Posted  March 23, 2012

In advance of this spring’s major field exercise for the Army’s new tactical communications network, engineers are putting systems through their paces to ensure a smooth handoff to the troops conducting the evalutions. This will be the first Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, for which the Army has…

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Space

NASA awards architecture, engineering services contracts

Posted  March 23, 2012

NASA has selected four Texas companies to perform architecture and engineering services at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This will include work at Ellington Field, the Sonny Carter Training Facility and the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The four contractors selected are HDR Architecture of Dallas and three Houston-based companies: PDG Architects;…

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Events

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts symposium set for March 27-29

Posted  March 23, 2012

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium will be held March 27-29 at the Westin Pasadena Hotel, 191 North Los Robles Ave., in Pasadena, Calif. The NIAC examines early stage concepts that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA to enable missions 10 to 100 years from today. Panel topics during the symposium…

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Business

Northrop Grumman to highlight key missile defense capabilities conference

Posted  March 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman will highlight its key capabilities for the nation’s missile defense systems during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 10th Annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference Exhibition to be held March 26 to 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Conference attendees can participate in a wargame, developed…

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Defense

Officials discuss troop numbers, partnership with Afghanistan

Posted  March 23, 2012

Troop numbers – both Afghan and coalition – were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 22. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, and James N. Miller, acting undersecretary of defense for policy, told senators that training…

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