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NASA Selects Contractor for Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing

Quiet SuperSonic

  Quiet Supersonic: NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, to support a national campaign of community overflight tests using the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology research aircraft.   This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum potential value of approximately $29 million with an eight-year period of performance.   Significant subcontractors include:…

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The Bessie Coleman Story

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. She soon became a successful air show pilot in the United States, and hoped to start a school for…

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Lockheed Martin’s Expertise in Hypersonic Flight Wins New Army Work

On August 29, the U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract at an estimated value of $347 million as part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army’s focus in long-range precision strike missiles. As the prime contractor for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration project, the Lockheed Martin-team will develop and integrate a…

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Coverage Set for NASA Test of Orion Abort System for Moon to Mars Missions

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June 25, 2019… NASA Television will broadcast launch and prelaunch activities for the Ascent Abort-2 flight test of the launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft’s, which will help pave the way for Artemis missions with astronauts to the Moon and then Mars. The test’s four-hour launch window opens at 7 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2. A test version of the…

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