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2014-10-16 08:22:10

PALMDALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) flight test team conducted the 6.7-hour flight Oct. 15. The flight is a critical first step in preparing the aircraft to fly to a Navy facility in Maryland later this month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO...

2014-10-08 16:21:02

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees Silvia Osuna and Pablo Gonzalez were honored for being outstanding role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Oct. 3 at the 26(th) annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) put on by Great Minds in STEM(TM) in New Orleans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available...

2014-09-18 23:01:40

ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded the NASA Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract. The five-year contract, consisting of a base year and four one-year options, has a maximum ceiling of $73 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 NASA has awarded the Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract to ASRC Federal InuTeq. Under the contract, ASRC Federal InuTeq will support the Mission Information and Test Systems...

2014-09-08 23:01:16

The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Teamed with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, SNC...

2014-08-25 16:20:21

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100(th) flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release...

2014-08-18 08:21:26

Cooperative flights by X-47B, F/A-18 prove viability of joint carrier operations USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At Sea, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), using an X-47B Unmanned Air System (UCAS) and an F/A-18 Hornet....

2014-07-18 16:20:50

HOUSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO After his final shuttle flight, Hartsfield served in a number of NASA administrative posts, including deputy chief of the astronaut office, deputy director for flight...

2014-07-07 04:20:14

LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a dramatically evolving market for unmanned combat air vehicles, a dedicated forum in London is bringing together military end-users and those that build UCAVs and their components. As outlined in recent market studies, restrictive budgets in Western Europe and North America, coupled with a changing landscape for military operations, the demand for armed unmanned systems has slowed in these previously lucrative regions. However,...

2014-06-17 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA's efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the...

HiMAT subscale research aircraft
2014-06-13 03:00:08

[ Watch The Video: Structural Loads Tests Conducted For ACTE Flight Research On NASA G-III ] Alan Brown, Public Affairs, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center From mid-1979 to January 1983, two remotely piloted, experimental Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology (HiMAT) aircraft were flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center – now the Armstrong Flight Research Center -- at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to develop high-performance fighter technologies that would be applied to...


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Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

David Walker
2012-10-27 13:40:43

David Walker was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born David Mathieson Walker on May 20, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida in 1962. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Upon graduation, he went through flight training in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas and was subsequently named a Naval Aviator in December 1967. His first...

Tamara Jernigan
2012-10-22 11:04:53

Tamara Jernigan is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut. She was born Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan on May 7, 1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA and graduated in 1977. She then went on to attend Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in engineering science in 1983. While at Stanford, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team. Following her...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

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