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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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Military labs developing world-class tech for conflicts of tomorrow

Posted  October 3, 2016

World-class scientists and engineers at military laboratories have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters for nearly 100 years.

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When animals attack

Posted  October 3, 2016

Take a look at some wild animals and the military aircraft that share their names.

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Lockheed Martin delivers first modernized TACMS missile

Posted  October 3, 2016

Lockheed Martin has manufactured and delivered the first modernized Tactical Missile System missile to the U.S. Army from its Camden, Arkansas, production facility. As part of the U.S. Army’s TACMS Service Life Extension Program inventory refurbishment effort, the modernized missile includes updated guidance electronics and added capability to defeat area targets without leaving behind unexploded…

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Edwards test team wins ITEA award

Posted  October 3, 2016

The HAVE LIGHT Test Team, comprised of local members from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and 775th Test Squadron has been selected as the winner for the 2016 International Test and Evaluation Association Awards, in the Technical Achievement Category. This team was a compilation of professionals from across the Air Force Test Center,…

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Unmanned QF-16 and Navy F-18s face off

Posted  October 3, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz An unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron lands on an auxiliary runway at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016. The QF-16 is used by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group for unmanned aerial target training programs and data collection for…

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