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  • AEDC simulates deep space test for NASA mission

    Can man-made technology not only survive some of the harshest conditions in the known cosmos but also continue to perform its mission? SSL, a company under contract to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has called upon Arnold Engineering Development Complex to find out. Bao Hoang, SSL project manager, commented that, “AEDC has very unique test
  • Team AEDC members earn recognition during AIAA Tennessee Section annual awards ceremony

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Tennessee Section held its annual awards luncheon May 30 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. During the event, scientists and engineers, including multiple members of Team AEDC, received recognition for outstanding achievements.
  • Training for reliable success

    Ron Moore, of RM Group Inc., teaches a class, "Reliability Based Design in Capital Projects," to AEDC team members May 15 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. One of the objectives of the Test Operations and Sustainment contract is improving the manner of operations and reliability of testing infrastructure. One way to do this is through
  • NAS SHE Manager Dick Nugent earns prestigious safety honor

    Dick Nugent is a recipient of what is regarded as one of the highest honors among those in the safety profession. Nugent, the Safety, Health and Environment Manager for National Aerospace Solutions, the Test Operations and Sustainment contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, was recently named an American Society of Safety Professionals Fellow. “To
  • Arnold Air Force Base Cultural Resources hosts meeting with Tribal Governments

    A meeting, hosted by Arnold Air Force Base Cultural Resources, was held May 21-22 at the Arnold Lakeside Center to provide a face-to-face government-to-government consultation with Tribal Historic Preservation representatives of federally recognized tribes. “The purpose was to review and discuss the cultural resource program at Arnold,” said
  • Glenn Liston retiring after 37 years of service to the Air Force, Department of Defense

    Glenn Liston, chief of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) High Speed Experimentation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, will retire from Air Force civilian service June 30 after 37 years of federal service.Liston was selected to establish the new branch in May 2014 and to oversee the operations of the government and contractor teams
  • Heavy workload expected for AEDC in 2019 and beyond

    The demand for testing at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex is expected to reach historic levels in many facilities during 2019 and continue into the foreseeable future… and U.S. Air Force leadership is noticing the work we do.The number of recent tours given to the U.S. Air Force Headquarters and Department of Defense personnel is
  • Students spring into science during camp at Hands-On Science Center

    A group of area students learned a variety of science lessons at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma during the Spring Camp led by Olga Oakley, the AEDC Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics coordinator. According to Oakley, each day of the weeklong camp involved a new topic for the students.“The campers learned about space, made
  • AEDC team member reflects on assistance she and husband provided to injured children

    Brad and Sarah Klein woke up on the morning of March 30 with a plan. “Our goal was to get his promotion, he would meet with a few people, and then we would continue on to Smyrna,” said Sarah, a security specialist with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base. “There, he would get onto a cargo plane and head out to Fort
  • AEDC team members recall their time spent supporting NASA’s X-43A project

    Several AEDC team members held a brief reunion last month to share memories and reflect on their work in support of the NASA X-43A, also known as the Hyper-X program.A little more than 15 years ago, NASA’s X-43A Hypersonic Vehicle set a world speed record, setting the Guinness World Record, for an air-breathing hypersonic aircraft.The X-43A was
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