NASA publishes Artemis Plan to land first woman, next man on...

Following a series of critical contract awards and hardware milestones, NASA has shared an update on its Artemis program, including the latest Phase 1 plans to...

DOD anticipates significant troop reduction in Afghanistan

Based on the current conditions in Afghanistan, the Defense Department expects there will be fewer than 5,000 U.S. military service members in that country...

Headlines – March 23, 2018

News Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor- Shortly after Congress passed the Cares Act, the...

NASA Tipping Point Partnership with Blue Origin to test precision lunar...

From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the...

Sports heroes who served: Brooklyn Dodgers legend Duke Snider

Edwin D. "Duke" Snider was the pitcher for Enterprise Junior High School’s softball team in Los Angeles beginning in 1937. During three of the...

WWII vet honored on 105th birthday

First Lt. Charles “Charlie” Dever, a Goleta, Calif., resident and World War II veteran, turned the seasoned age of 105 on Sept. 20. It began...

NASA, U.S. Space Force establish foundation for broad collaboration

While advancing plans for unprecedented lunar exploration under the Artemis program, NASA also is building on a longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense with a...

Contract Brief

Defense Logistics Agency Sysco Hampton Roads Inc., Suffolk, Va., has been awarded a maximum $804,744,193 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for full-line food distribution.  This...

Technology developed for lunar landings makes self-driving cars safer on Earth

NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars. The technology will...

AEDC Flight Systems Branch provides data critical to weapon systems development

The Flight Systems Branch, or TSTW, within the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations Division, provides aerodynamic ground-test capabilities vital to the advancement of...

USS Roosevelt captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning

The dismissed captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier knew he was jeopardizing his military career when he broke protocol and sent a now-famous email warning of possible...

Headlines – March 21, 2018

News U.S. sends mechanized troops back into Syria- Bradley fighting vehicles have headed back into eastern Syria, the Pentagon announced Sept. 18, a move that comes...

These new Airbus concept aircraft have one thing in common

Airbus ZEROe puts hydrogen at the heart of future concept aircraft By 2035, the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft could take to the skies. To...

586th FLTS testing software management program for aircraft

The Arnold Engineering Development Complex 586th Flight Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., is conducting a test program to evaluate potential for...

Contract Briefs

Defense Logistics Agency EFS Ebrex Sarl, Genève, Switzerland, has been awarded a maximum $250,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under solicitation SPE300-17-R-0016 for full-line food...

Mike Melvill, a notable test pilot

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News Mike Melvill, America’s first commercial astronaut, is the only test pilot I know of that rode on top...

Derco, Pratt & Whitney sign F100-PW-220/229 engine distribution agreement

Derco, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced Sept. 16, 2020, its agreement to be Pratt & Whitney’s sole and exclusive third party distributor to support...

Esper: Air Force, Space Force leading charge to new technologies

New technologies are fundamentally changing the character of war and the two Air Force services are leading that charge, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T....

Losing 20 or more veterans a day is 20 too many

by Dennis Anderson, special to Aerotech News September is Suicide Prevention Month, officially, although my sense is that it should be every month, but we...

Headlines – September 18, 2020

News 'No condition' where U.S. should conduct nuclear test 'at this time'- The top military officer in charge of the U.S. nuclear arsenal said Sept. 17...