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Kulia Murray peers through a PVC telescope she made.  The middle school student was one of 20 who visited the Air Force Research Laboratory’s telescope facilities atop Haleakala, a 10,000-foot-high volcanic mountain on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Their visit was part of a three-day event held earlier this month to expose under-represented groups such as native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to careers in science, technology and math.  (Air Force photo) Excite Camp attendees visit AFRL's Hawaiian facilities
Twenty middle school girls from across the island visited the Department of Defense's largest telescope this month as part of a three-day event designed to expose students to careers in science, technology and math. Aimed primarily at under-represented groups such as native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, this 6th annual Excite Camp was a
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Col. G. Scott Coale AFRL names Colonel Coale as vice commander
Col. G. Scott Coale officially assumed his duties as the vice commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory July 10. He replaced Col. David Walker who retired June 23 after a distinguished 26-year career in the Air Force. Colonel Coale will play a key role in directing a staff of 9,500 and the Air Force's $1.9 billion science and technology
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General Electric’s long-range strike Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine core compressor AFRL commences core compressor testing
Air Force Research Laboratory engineers began testing General Electric's (GE) long-range strike Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine (VAATE) core compressor at AFRL's Compressor Research Facility. These tests will further develop the front three stages of the dual-use core compressor to increase part speed efficiency, investigate concepts
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2006
Re-Entry Structures Experiment Program Manager Andy Williams inspects the two sections comprising the five-minute trial flight, scheduled to launch from White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in December 2006. (Air Force photo by Michael P. Kleiman) Five-minute mission features five pioneering payloads
The Re-Entry Structures Experiment (RESE), a hypersonic vehicle consisting of five ground-breaking payloads, will reach a projected altitude of 275,000 feet at Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound or 3,800 miles per hour) before descending to the desert in two pieces more than 45 miles north of the lift-off site. The vehicle is scheduled to launch
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFRL awards $49.9 million contract to Colorado firm
The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate has awarded a $49.9 million contract to Intelligent Software Solution Inc. (ISS) of Colorado Springs, Colo., to upgrade intelligence capabilities at U.S. sites around the world. The five-year agreement is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for secure information
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Default Air Force Logo Cyberspace defense class enters high schools
Security for students returning recently to a dozen New York State high schools and one community college will be centered in cyberspace. Technology teachers from several high schools and Mohawk Valley Community College completed a week long course at the Griffiss Institute to prepare for teaching a cyber security course, developed by Syracuse
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2006
6 percent scale model of the V-22 Osprey AFRL successfully tests V-22 flight dynamics
AFRL engineers completed successful wind tunnel tests of the V-22 Osprey, a 6 percent-scale model, to improve their understanding of the vehicle's flight characteristics. They tested the model in the vertical wind tunnel at different orientations; propeller speeds; and sideslip, nacelle, and blade angles. To simulate movement through the air, the
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2006
Capt. Chris Rehm (left), team lead for the Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., team participating in the Air Force Research Laboratory's Junior Workforce Challenge Project, and John Holbrook, aerospace engineer and chief, space countermeasures, AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate, look at a vehicle stopper concept constructed by the six-member group.  (Air Force photo by Michael P. Kleiman) Junior Workforce Challenge Project pits two competing teams to develop a viable vehicle stopper rapid prototype
During the Global War on Terrorism, in-theater, ground transportation checkpoints have turned deadly due to uncooperative drivers and/or passengers, but two six-person teams have accepted Air Force Research Laboratory Commander Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds' call to resolve this chronic, dangerous problem by innovative, non-lethal methods. Violence at
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2006
Jamin Greenbaum, The University of Texas at Austin's Nanosatellite-3 FASTRAC program manager (middle), and Eric Rogstad, The University of Texas at Austin's Nanosatellite-4 project manager (right),  assisted by a Jackson and Tull engineer, prepare one of the FASTRAC halves for structural testing at AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate here. (Air Force photo) 
	
Student-built satellite prepared for mission fast track
Approximately 18 months after edging out 12 other college teams in the Nanosat-3 competition, The University of Texas at Austin's winning structure arrived at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., in June for integration and testing prior to launch. Referred to as the Formation Autonomy
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Default Air Force Logo AFRL awards ‘MAJIIC’ research contract
The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate awarded a $4,840,528 contract to Raytheon Systems Co. of State College, Pa., Nov. 16. The 22-month agreement, "Distributed Common Ground Station Coalition Releasable Enclave," will provide technology that uses MAJIIC -- which stands for Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint ISR (Intelligence,
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