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Apollo 11’s ‘amiable strangers’: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the flying ace, Buzz Aldrin the scholar. Michael Collins was a crack test pilot, too,...

U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence detects debris from India anti-satellite test

The U.S. Air Force Space Fence system detected the breakup field from an anti-satellite test conducted by India during a scheduled endurance exercise of...

NASA awards Artemis contract for lunar gateway power, propulsion

In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on May 23 the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL,...

NASA opens ISS to new commercial opportunities, private astronauts

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth...
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Orion spacecraft to face simulated rigors of space in last major...

The recently completed Orion spacecraft for Artemis I will head to Ohio for the final stretch of major testing before integration with the Space...

AFRL communicates the impact of military technology at DOD Lab Day

Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory displayed advancements in 13 different technology areas at the Department of Defense Lab Day April...

US Air Force accepts Raytheon’s GPS OCX launch and checkout system

The U.S. Air Force has officially accepted Raytheon's GPS Operational Control System launch and checkout system, also referred to as Block 0, signifying the...

NASA selects first commercial moon landing services for Artemis program

NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part...

AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality. With a growing need...

Fit for success: AEHF satellite encapsulated, prepared for launch

The U.S. Air Force's fifth Lockheed Martin built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite (AEHF-5) completed encapsulation into its payload fairing in preparation to launch...