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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel releases 2016 annual report

Posted  January 11, 2017

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.  The report, released Wednesday, is based on the panel’s 2016 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings; “insight”…

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Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy

Posted  January 11, 2017

Courtesy photograph Retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor,…

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Sikorsky awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 contract to increase aircraft autonomy

Posted  January 11, 2017

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. DARPA’s ALIAS program is leveraging advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability. DARPA is working with Sikorsky to improve and expand…

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Veteran astronauts retire from NASA

Posted  January 11, 2017

NASA photograph Michael E. Fossum Two astronauts with a combined tenure of almost 50 years in the astronaut corps have retired from NASA. Mike Baker and Mike Fossum both left the agency on Jan. 7 to join private industry. Fossum first came to NASA as part of a U.S. Air Force detail to support the…

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York Space Systems begins research for U.S. Army

Posted  January 11, 2017

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of small and medium class spacecraft, announced Jan. 11 the execution of a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, supporting the deployment of the Harbinger Mission. Under the Agreement, York Space…

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