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NNSA, Air Force complete first B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight test at Tonopah Test Range

NNSA, Air Force complete first B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight test at Tonopah Test Range

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The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S Air Force completed the first qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity bomb March 14 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The non-nuclear test assembly was dropped from an F-16 based at Nellis Air Force Base. The test evaluated both the weapon’s non-nuclear functions as well as the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon. This event is the first of a series that will be conducted over the next three years to qualify the B61-12 for service.  Three successful development flight tests were conducted in 2015. “This demonstration of effective end-to-end system performance in a realistic ballistic flight environment marks another on-time achievement for the B61-12 Life Extension Program,” s
NASA Ready to Reveal New Discoveries in News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth

NASA Ready to Reveal New Discoveries in News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth

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NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency’s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13. The event, to be held at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will include remote participation from experts across the country. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world exploration -- including NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission planned for launch in the 2020s -- and the broader search for life beyond Earth. The news briefing participants will be: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington J
Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Following Increased Wildfires Across the State

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Following Increased Wildfires Across the State

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Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-120 declaring a state of emergency in Florida following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. Forecasts predict hotter and drier conditions than normal in Florida during the coming months. Florida wildfires have already burned 250 percent more acreage during the first three months of 2017 than during the same time period last year. There are currently more than 100 active wildfires across more than 20,000 acres in Florida. Governor Scott said, “As wildfires impact our state, our incredible firefighters and first responders have bravely rushed to aid our communities and worked tirelessly to protect our homes and families. Last month I traveled to Collier County with Com