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NASA Conducts New Orion Parachute Test
2012-03-02 04:18:19

On Feb. 29, NASA successfully conducted another drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. An Air Force C-17 plane dropped a test version of Orion from an altitude of 25,000 feet above the...

2011-02-24 13:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has reached a key maturity milestone, accumulating over 145,000 combined internal and government testing miles across its family of vehicles. U.S. Army and Marine teams continue to accumulate durability miles as part of a 12-month test and evaluation phase at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., and Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz. "Reaching 145,000 combined testing miles shows that our...

2010-08-27 14:02:32

Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter for the U.S. military designed to lift supplies and equipment to troops in Afghanistan. The Kaman K-MAX helicopter can fly without a pilot and carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo, which is more than the aircraft's empty weight. The helicopter's primary use would be to transport equipment to troops at forward operating bases on the frontline. K-MAX will help reduce the need for large vehicle convoys lowering the risk of soldiers being...

2010-04-28 14:30:00

LIVONIA, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Tactical Vehicles (GTV) team of General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General delivered today seven Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), four trailers and supporting equipment ahead of schedule to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps for Technology Development (TD) phase testing. The TD phase includes a 12-month test and evaluation process at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, in Aberdeen, Md., and at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz....

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.