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94 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2020 make this transformation. This is the final arti- cle in a four-part series, breaking down what it takes. In Part 4, Anaya Vardya explores what it takes to be a mil/aero supplier in the area of manufacturing. AIDP and Andy Khawaja Set Sights on Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Mars E Artificial Intelligence Defense Platform, a tech- nology start-up creating AI technology for a safer, more comfortable future, and its Founder Andy Khawaja prepare to create a sustainable habitat on Mars with AI technology. NextFlex Leads Recipients of $5M in Naval Research Funding for Workforce Education Program Expansion E NextFlex®, America's Flexible Hybrid Electron- ics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, announced the expansion of its manufacturing workforce education activities with $5 million in funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Airbus Wins ESA Contract to Construct Third European Service Module for NASA's Orion Spacecraft E The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is worth around €250 million. NASA Telescope Named For 'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman E NASA is naming its next-generation space tele- scope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. SpaceX Manned Mission Promises More Success for Milaero and Electronics Manufacturing E On May 30, 2020, SpaceX became the first non- governmental organization to send human cargo into orbit and to a successful docking rendezvous with the International Space Sta- tion (ISS). On June 1, Nolan Johnson spoke with military/aerospace consultant and I-Con- nect007 columnist Mike Hill about the signifi- cance of this mission. Photo Slideshow From Historic U.S. Launch Into Space E Hugs and cheers followed NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley as they made their way from the Dragon capsule into the Inter- national Space Station just before 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, marking the first successful leg of America's return to a full-fledged space pro- gram. We've put together a slideshow of some of our favorite images provided by NASA, from the preparations to liftoff to the final docking and entry into the International Space Station. From the Hill: MIL-PRF-31032 Offers a Rewarding Twist E If you are fabricating PWBs to military specifi- cations, the master drawing will state: "Fabri- cate to MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884, or MIL- PRF-31032." This sounds very complicated on the surface, but there is a rewarding "twist" if the fabricator is certified to MIL-PRF-31032. Mike Hill explains. What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 4 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace certification impacts every facet of the orga- nization, and not every shop is prepared to

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