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Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

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NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.


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A deep space communications hub in desert

Posted  June 15, 2018

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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TPS Class 17B graduates sending 26 new flight testers into world

Posted  June 15, 2018

United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers in Hangar 1623 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering June 8, 2018. As each graduate crossed the stage they received the graduate plaque from…

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Headlines – June 13, 2018

Posted  June 13, 2018

News President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cancel military exercises with South Korea — what happens next? – The Pentagon is now working to implement President Donald Trump’s direction that it cancel joint exercises with the Republic of Korea following Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.     Business As…

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News Briefs – June 13, 2018

Posted  June 13, 2018

Pilot injured in U.S. F-15 crash off Okinawa, Japan The pilot of a U.S. F-15C fighter jet was hospitalized in serious condition after it crashed June 11 in waters south of Okinawa in southern Japan, the Air Force said. The pilot, who was not identified, ejected and was rescued by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force….

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Posted  June 13, 2018

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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