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Visit the Aerospace Museum of California

October 23, 2012 by  
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Located on the former McClellan Air Force Base in North Highlands, the Aerospace Museum of California features an impressive collection of authentic civilian and military aircraft, along with replicas of space vehicles…

Grumman’s Refueling System Nearly Finished Test Flight Schedule

July 3, 2008 by  
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Northrop Grumman recently recapped the company’s development schedule with regards to the development of the KC-45A that it has been developing for the US Air Force. The company has been hard at work testing the advanced fly-by-wire aerial refueling boom that is to be used in the aircraft and this aspect of the new KC-45A completed its 100th test flight last month.

Why the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program was Abandoned

May 13, 2008 by  
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The concept of propelling aircraft with nuclear power is not a new one. In 1946 the United States Air Force launched the Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA) program to further develop this concept. The program ran until 1961, when it was transferred to the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion (ANP) program which was also run by the United States Air Force. Unfortunately the program did not last long enough to see the first test flight of this type of aircraft.