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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted October 11, 2018 by

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds
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Students selected to attend military academies

Posted June 12, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Eighteen students consider themselves very fortunate to be selected by the U.S. Congressional Knight Military Academy Selection Committee and will soon pursue a four-year education and become military officers. Representing California’s 25th District, Congressman Steve Knight along with best-selling author of “Heroes at Home,” Ellie Kay, and presenter and committee chairman, John Fergione, shook hands…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz
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Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters

Posted September 25, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz

SOUTHWEST ASIA — If you walked inside this massive hangar, your eyes would be drawn to the giant U.S. Flag displayed in the background. But beneath Old Glory, there is much else to focus on. A team of crew chiefs, avionics and ground communication specialists quietly work on a modern day weapon system. Their hard…

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VSS Unity heads into mesosphere at Mach 2.4
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Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Posted August 10, 2018 by

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The VSS Unity reached a key milestone in its test program, conducting a supersonic test flight that took the craft into the mesosphere for the first time.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings
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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Kenji Thuloweit

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies. General Motors became the first American corporation to make…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie
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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Posted July 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis
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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted August 18, 2016 by

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield
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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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NASA’s New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart’

Posted July 17, 2015 by adriennek

In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the center-left of the heart…

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A KC-46A Pegasus
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Aerotech News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! We have so MUCH news lined up for you in the Sept. 21st edition of Aerotech – let’s start off with our cover story, the latest step in the KC-46A Pegasus program.

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