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NASA spacecraft launches on mission to explore frontier of space

After successfully launching Oct. 10, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where...

Future of flight: Marines test out 3-D printed SUAS

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Taylor CooperA Marine takes control of a small unmanned aerial system during flight testing at Camp Lejeune,...

Vice president views InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars

NASA photograph by Adam Mattivi Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks with Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, right, in a clean...

Lockheed Martin reveals new details to Mars base camp vision

https://youtu.be/vLpZUMfIJX0 At the International Astronautical Congress Sept. 28 in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin experts are revealing new details of its Mars Base Camp concept including...

Calibration Laboratory provides key aircraft support

At NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Calibration Laboratory, more than 80 percent of what the staff does focuses on preparing tools used to work...

Proposed Space Force to protect, expand U.S. cosmic capabilities

The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America’s advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense...

How NASA, John Deere helped tractors drive themselves

John Deere photographA tractor operates in a field. There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been...

NASA’s X-59 QueSST cleared for final assembly

NASA’s first large scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades is cleared for final assembly and integration of its systems following a major...

To avoid ‘bureaucratic inertia’ with Space Force, DOD must ‘think differently’

Just in time for Christmas, President Trump gifted the nation with a new military service: the U.S. Space Force. But ensuring the new service...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch to host AFIT’s Space Object Self-Tracker

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Space Object Self-Tracker flight experiment was launched on the Defense Department’s first SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on June...