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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.

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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, Oct. 22.

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Poland’s PIT-RADWAR signs letter of intent with Raytheon

Raytheon has signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's PIT-RADWAR to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

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Ball Aerospace green propellant infusion mission to host three DOD space experiments

The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.


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Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Posted  October 6, 2014

Boeing and Alaska Airlines Sept. 6 announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today’s purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy expanded service…

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NASA selects nine space radiobiology research proposals

Posted  October 6, 2014

NASA's Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for ground-based research that will help enable extended and safer human exploration of space by quantifying and, ultimately, reducing the risks posed by space radiation.

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Fleet Forces announces carrier schedule changes

Posted  October 6, 2014

U.S. Fleet Forces announced Oct. 6 a decision to change the future schedules of two Norfolk-based aircraft carriers.

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Navy realigns critical support workload to ‘Specialized and Proven Aircraft’ Program Office

Posted  October 6, 2014

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office has expanded its mission, taking over management of the F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B adversary aircraft as well as the acquisition of Contracted Air Services, a move that became effective Oct. 1, naval officials said.

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NASA mission points to origin of ocean of storms on Earth’s moon

Posted  October 6, 2014

NASA/GSFC/JPL/Colorado School of Mines/MIT image Earth’s moon as observed in visible light (left), topography (center, where red is high and blue is low), and the GRAIL gravity gradients (right). The Procellarum region is a broad region of low topography covered in dark mare basalt. The gravity gradients reveal a giant rectangular pattern of structures surrounding…

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U.S. initiates prototype system to gauge national marine biodiversity

Posted  October 6, 2014

USF/WHOI/MBARI/NASA image NASA satellite data of the marine environment will be used in prototype marine biodiversity observation networks to be established in four U.S. locations, including the Florida Keys, pictured here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to…

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Northrop Grumman conducts successful demonstration of its AQS-24A system for U.S Naval Forces Central Command

Posted  October 6, 2014

Northrop Grumman, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, announced the successful demonstration of an unmanned mine-hunting mission.

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VA wards contract for independent assessment of health care

Posted  October 6, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 1 that the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, has been awarded a contract to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes, as required by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. MITRE Corporation will serve…

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Headlines October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

News: Army chief talks new deployments; ‘grave’ readiness concern - Soldiers will soon see new deployments and rotations to hot spots around the world, even as the Army slashes its active-duty force to fit a tightening budget.   Business: U.S. State Department opens door to maritime defense weapon sales to Vietnam - The United States will allow…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Six implicated in National Guard bribery scheme Six people were implicated Oct. 1 in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show…

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