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Space

To Infinity and Beyond: Buzz Lightyear’s journey to the Smithsonian

Posted March 29, 2012 by

The Disney space ranger Buzz Lightyear action figure that flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 space shuttle mission in 2009 will soon be enshrined at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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DARPA opens international dialogue on satellite servicing

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Current satellites are not designed to be serviced in space. When a communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit fails 36,000 kilometers above the earth, typically, it is moved into a “graveyard” orbit where it...

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NASA Mars spacecraft detects large changes in Martian sand dunes

Posted May 9, 2012 by

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on the Red Planet occurs on a surprisingly large scale, about the same as in dune fields on Earth. This is unexpected...

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SpaceX launches NASA demonstration mission to space station

Posted May 22, 2012 by

The second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is under way as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifted off May 21 from Cape Canaveral...

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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year in orbit

Posted June 5, 2012 by

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2011, is exceeding...

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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New AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate takes shape

Posted June 27, 2012 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate will officially take shape on July 1 as the newest research organization...

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X-47B demonstrates airworthiness, Team Edwards support continues

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

With the support of Team Edwards, the U.S. Navy became one step closer to seamlessly integrating the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator into aircraft carrier operations.

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Teamwork leads to record-breaking achievement

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Brandice J. O'Brien

A B-1B Lancer just made history. The aircraft swept through programmed depot maintenance in record-breaking time - just 129 flow days.

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U.S., Poland develop partnership through Screaming Eagle

Posted August 2, 2012 by by SrA. Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force's 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 86th Airlift Wing continue to train with Polish military members in Exercise Screaming Eagle IV here July 24 through Aug. 3.

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