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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.

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Remembering Dick Gordon

Posted  November 8, 2017

Former NASA astronaut Richard Gordon, command module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission, passed away Nov. 6, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted  November 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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AFTC vice, veterans share stories at annual ball

Posted  November 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Michelle Thomas Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander, looks through old photographs from the rocket sled testing program at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with retired Master Sgt. Marvin Houston during the annual Veteran’s Military Ball organized by Coffee4Vets at the University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, Calif.,…

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Headlines – November 6, 2017

Posted  November 6, 2017

News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan – A U.S. service member died Nov. 4 from wounds sustained during operations in Afghanistan’s Logar province, officials announced.   Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen’s Houthi rebels – Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American…

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News Briefs – November 6, 2017

Posted  November 6, 2017

U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan–A U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province. The NATO mission in the country issued a statement saying the soldier died during the military operation Nov. 4, without providing further details. President Donald Trump in August approved a Pentagon plan to…

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