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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

NASA photograph by Dan Casper Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Space

NASA astronaut to name global winners in YouTube space lab contest

Posted  March 21, 2012

NASA astronaut Suni Williams will announce March 22 the two winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest, a global science competition that challenges 14-18 year-old students to design a science experiment for the International Space Station. The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., EDT, in the Newseum’s Knight Room at 555 Pennsylvania Ave….

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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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