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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.


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Space

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

Posted  January 21, 2019

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs. The decision was made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, Calif.,-based company said in a…

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Defense

U.S., Philippine AF conduct bilateral air contingency exchange

Posted  January 21, 2019

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon deployed from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, lands to kickoff the Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange-Philippines (BACE-P) at Cesar Basa Air Base, Philippines, Jan.18, 2019. This is the seventh iteration of BACE-P established by U.S. Pacific Command and executed by Headquarters Pacific…

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Space

Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Posted  January 21, 2019

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Business

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine awarded contract to build LCS 31

Posted  January 21, 2019

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to build an additional Littoral Combat Ship. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette, Wisc., at FMM, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 16th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the Navy to date. The team will leverage capital investment and…

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Veterans

Remembering a legend: Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Col. Joe Jackson

Posted  January 21, 2019

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Retired Col. Joe Jackson poses with a permanent Medal of Honor display March 24, 2015, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The display depicts him and other medal recipients. Jackson was in the Pentagon with fellow Medal of Honor recipient, retired Col. Leo Thorsness for a Q-and-A session…

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