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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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Air Force Research Laboratory

Posted  December 30, 2016

The roar of history can be heard at the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base.

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NASA 2017 – Building the Future

Posted  December 30, 2016

NASA looks forward to 2017. For more information on NASA in 2016 and beyond, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-reveals-the-unknown-in-2016

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412th Test Wing

Posted  December 30, 2016

The history of U.S. Air Force flight test is inextricably linked with the history of Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. In fact, almost every airframe that has been part of the U.S. Air Force inventory was tested at Edwards.

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Mission continues through Christmas

Posted  December 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Members of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participate in a white elephant gift exchange Dec. 25, 2016 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission continued over the holiday, but service members took time to celebrate the holiday by talking with their families and spending time with their…

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Posted  December 30, 2016

GA-ASI photographs The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Type-Certifiable Predator B variant completed its first flight Nov. 17 at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif. Qualification testing for type certification will continue over the next two years, with deliveries to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force expected to being in late 2018….

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