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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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Aurora successfully flies subscale X-plane aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

Aurora Flight Sciences announced April 18 that a subscale vehicle demonstrator of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility.

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Defense

633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted  April 20, 2016

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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Business

Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP

Posted  April 20, 2016

Sikorsky photograph The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the CH-53K is a new-build helicopter that will expand the fleet’s ability to move more material, more rapidly throughout the area of responsibility using proven and mature technologies. Designed to lift nearly 14 tons at a mission radius of 110 nautical miles in Navy…

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NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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Defense

Fuel efficiency testing on modified MC-130J

Posted  April 20, 2016

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Earl Haun, a Lockheed Martin maintenance contractor with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, walks around a modified MC-130J during preflight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft was fitted with vertical fins on each wing, called winglets. The 413th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and engineers tested…

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