June 7, 2012

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Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry

A rocket blasts off at the 8th annual Intermediate Space Challenge May 31, held at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Nearly 1,000 students from 28 classes around the Antelope Valley participated in the event, including fifth and sixth graders from Branch Elementary School.




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Raytheon’s SM-6 moves from low-rate to full-rate production

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NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett

SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

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UAE unveils mission plan for first Arab space probe to Mars

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NASA test materials to fly on Air Force space plane

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$2 million A.F. prize for development of a small, efficient turboshaft engine

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Raytheon surveillance technologies, analytics proven aboard Navy Stiletto

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