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2013-06-13 12:21:10

LONDON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced its U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply a high power, ground-to-air communication system to the Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems initially conducted a site survey, followed by a detailed assessment of the predicted...

2013-06-04 16:20:58

EDWARDS, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It covers a base period of 22 months...

2013-05-30 08:20:26

SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center extended the NASA Space Act Agreement and will continue sharing Northrop Grumman-produced Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for science missions and flight demonstrations, including hurricane surveillance, atmospheric research and exploration of new mission capabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) "In the last five years, the...

2013-05-23 16:20:09

Company to help small business teammate on U.S. Missile Defense Agency Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed a U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protege agreement with Davidson Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman's Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC). Under the JRDC, Northrop Grumman has led a world-class team...

2013-05-14 20:20:13

Event marks first catapult launch of an unmanned aircraft from a ship NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy today launched a new chapter in the history of unmanned systems - carrier-capable unmanned aircraft - by successfully catapulting the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). (Logo:...

2013-05-06 16:21:25

Shore-based test adds momentum, confidence for upcoming carrier trials. NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy have conducted the first fly-in arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at...

NASA Clean-Air Program Wraps Up With X-48C Test Flight
2013-04-13 07:29:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Tuesday´s flight of NASA´s remotely-piloted X-48C aircraft successfully concluded an eight month research campaign designed to demonstrate technological concepts for cleaner, quieter commercial air travel, the US space agency announced on Saturday. The first flight of the Boeing-designed X-48 hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft´s C model took place at Edwards Air Force Base in California on August 7. The April...

NASA Columbia Space Shuttle Launched 32 Years Ago Today
2013-04-12 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Thirty-two years ago today, the world got a little smaller as the best access man has ever had to space began when the first space shuttle launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. April 12, 1981 Space Shuttle Columbia launched on the STS-1 mission, kickstarting over 30 years of science exploration, as well as a few tragic moments. Astronaut John Young was the mission commander that day. He was a veteran of four...

2013-04-12 12:20:46

EDWARDS, Calif., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's remotely piloted X-48C hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft, which demonstrates technology concepts for cleaner and quieter commercial air travel, completed an eight-month flight research campaign on April 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The C model of the X-48 aircraft flew its first flight at Edwards Aug. 7 and its 30th flight brought the productive research project to a close. "We have...

2013-04-12 12:20:16

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 flights were conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The X-48C typically flew for approximately 30 minutes on most flights, reaching speeds of up to...


Latest Edwards Air Force Base Reference Libraries

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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