Textron AirLand's Scorpion Jet is revealed at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Their proposal is for the Scorpion Jet to perform certain missions now handled by the F-16 at $25,000/hr for about 1/10 of that cost. The pitch for this model, optimized for 5-hr. endurance with on-board intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) collectors and weapons, is to handle USAF's low-end missions such as U.S.-based interdiction, quick-reaction natural disaster support and air sovereignty patrols.
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Are you up for the challenge of building a rocket that can safely carry two raw eggs to a precise altitude of 825 in a total flight time of 48-50 seconds? Check out the full rules for more details on this year’s challenge.
"The reaction wheel issue noted soon after launched was resolved a few hours later," said NASA Ames Research Center director Pete Worden. "The LADEE spacecraft is healthy and communicating with mission operators." NASA's Ames center developed and built the LADEE spacecraft, and is overseeing its mission operations.
An unmanned United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifted off from California's Vandenberg AFB to carry a classified payload designated as NROL-65 into a polar orbit. United Launch Alliance is a 50-50 partnership between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company.
NASA's Exploration Systems Division has just recently released the 3rd Quarterly Report on the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System.
Neil Armstrong died one year ago today and NASA remembers the iconic astronaut with a touching music video tribute. Armstrong was a highly talented Naval test pilot and astronaut. He cemented his place in history in July of 1969 when he became the first person to walk on the moon.
Participating forces identify hostile targets while waging a simulated war – but not all hostiles are fighters.
NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, announced that NASA would reactivate the WISE Telescope in September.