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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.


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Blue Stars Mothers help stuff a hummer

Posted  July 17, 2015

Blue Star Mothers and members of the community came together recently to stuff a Humvee full of goodies including toiletries, batteries and snacks for troops who are serving in all branches of the military. To prepare and sort the packages for shipping, a packing party will be held 10 a.m., July 18 at the Lancaster…

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Teachers learn about NASA’s telescopes, Hubble, SOFIA

Posted  July 10, 2015

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s education office held a teachers’ workshop in recognition of the 25th Hubble Space Telescope anniversary on April 23, which included comparison to the German telescope mounted in the agency’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 747 aircraft. Fifty-three regional teachers participated in the professional development workshop that was presented by…

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NASA’s New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

Posted  July 10, 2015

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look…

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WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

Posted  July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7. Second Lt. John R. Pedevillano, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, was the youngest B-17 bombardier in the 306th…

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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Posted  July 10, 2015

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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