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shape-shifting wings
2015-04-30 12:16:39

Shape-shifting wings developed by researchers at NASA, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Michigan-based FlexSys Inc. have successfully completed a series of initial fight tests, officials at the US space agency announced earlier this week.

2015-04-28 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully

2015-04-22 16:37:28

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Naval Air Systems Command -- The Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) has successfully performed an autonomous

2015-04-22 16:20:46

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S.

ucavrefuel
2015-04-18 15:40:36

The US Navy’s unmanned X-47B aircraft became the first drone to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities earlier this week when it successfully plugged its in-flight refueling probe into the hose of an Omega Air tanker off the coast of Maryland.

2015-04-09 16:20:31

Joint US Navy/Northrop Grumman Media Briefings Reinforce Strong Partnerships FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight

2015-03-24 08:22:43

X-47B named Project of the Year LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) engineers were recently recognized by The Engineers' Council for their significant

2015-02-12 12:21:27

2015 Marks Historic 25th Anniversary for the Hall of Fame KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb.

2015-02-09 16:21:01

Full-spectrum cyber, CANES, and unmanned to be featured at booth #1203 SAN DIEGO, Feb.

2014-11-14 08:21:37

BALTIMORE, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has selected David G.


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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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