29 Jun '14, 7pm

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test: NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spa... #navy

LOS ANGELES — NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down. Saturday’s $150 million experiment is the first of three involving the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator vehicle. Tests are being conducted at high altitude on Earth to mimic descent through the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet. A balloon hauled the saucer-shaped craft 120,000 feet into the sky from a Navy missile range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Then, the craft’s own rocket boosted it to more than 30 miles high at supersonic speeds. As the craft prepared to fall back to earth, a doughnut-shaped tube around it expanded like a Hawaiian puffer fish, creating atmospheric drag to dramatically slow it down from Mach 4, or four ...

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airforcetimes.com 29 Jun '14, 7pm

LOS ANGELES — NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to M...

New apps put Navy fitness in your pocket

New apps put Navy fitness in your pocket

navytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 2pm

Whether you’re looking to get jacked, take on your first mud run or just stay in shape during deployment, the Navy has an ...

Navy eyes overhaul of George Washington: Indications are growing that the Navy, faced with large-scale C... #navy

Navy eyes overhaul of George Washington: Indica...

navytimes.com 01 Jul '14, 3pm

WASHINGTON — Indications are growing that the Navy, faced with large-scale Congressional opposition to its plan to decommi...

New paint could mean lighter workloads - and lighter ships: The Navy is hoping that a new paint slatheri... #navy

New paint could mean lighter workloads - and li...

navytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 5pm

ABOARD THE DESTROYER ROSS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OC — The Navy is hoping that a new paint slathering its way into the fleet...

MCPON wants every sailor to have a tablet: It may be 2014, but fleet sailors know it takes way too long ... #navy

MCPON wants every sailor to have a tablet: It m...

navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 12pm

It may be 2014, but fleet sailors know it takes way too long to get onto a shipboard computer. Waits are often like the do...

Stealthy warship Zumwalt is soon getting jet fu...

navytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 3pm

BATH, MAINE — Bath Iron Works is getting ready to bring fuel aboard the Navy’s biggest destroyer in preparation for firing...

NASA has finalized a contract to build the most...

latimes.tumblr.com 02 Jul '14, 9pm

NASA has finalized a contract to build the most powerful rocket ever.

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navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 10pm

For the first time in the Navy’s 236-year history, a woman will be pinned with a fourth star. Vice Adm. Michelle Howard wi...

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climate.nasa.gov 30 Jun '14, 11pm

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#NorthKorea confirms latest missile test on Sunday

#NorthKorea confirms latest missile test on Sunday

straitstimes.com 30 Jun '14, 4am

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong Un overseeing t...

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eetimes.com 30 Jun '14, 4am

While I was attending EELive 2014 I had the opportunity to speak with the team at the Teledyne LeCroy booth. I was there m...

Annapolis grad's golf journey: Most of PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III's time in the Navy was spent doi... #navy

Annapolis grad's golf journey: Most of PGA Tour...

navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 8pm

Most of PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III’s time in the Navy was spent doing a different kind of driving. Hurley, a 2004 Na...

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Test Drive Model S on the Big Island

teslamotors.com 03 Jul '14, 4pm

Model S is the world's first premium electric sedan and sets the standard for 21st century performance. Designed from the ...