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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 Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research

Posted  October 7, 2016

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics sent 13 engineers and support staff to California’s Mojave Desert in September 1946 to assist in the quest for supersonic flight.

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Netherlands to upgrade Integrated Air, Missile Defense System

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Royal Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation awarded Raytheon a contract to upgrade its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system with the Modern Man Station user interface, a move to significantly boost the nation’s missile defense capability. “The Netherlands will continuously modernize Patriot as they intend to keep it in their inventory until at least 2040,” said…

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NASA shares fine art collection with public

Posted  October 7, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Cam Martin, curator of NASA Armstrong’s fine arts program, gave a special narrated tour at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History which displayed more than five dozen pieces of aviation art commemorating Armstrong’s 70th anniversary. On public display for the very first time were California artist Robert Schaar’s 17-painting series of…

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Navy conducts restrained missile firing test for LCS surface-to-surface missile module

Posted  October 7, 2016

Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships successfully completed a restrained firing test of the Longbow Hellfire missile for the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, the Navy announced Oct. 6. The Longbow Hellfire missile has been undergoing developmental testing for incorporation into the SSMM, part of the LCS surface warfare mission package. A major milestone demonstrating…

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Rare XB-47 is home once again

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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