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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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Defense

Visualizing threats: A decade of threat modeling

Posted  July 6, 2016

Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around mighty Jupiter

Posted  July 6, 2016

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m., PDT, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another…

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Obama: 8,400 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan through January 2017

Posted  July 6, 2016

The situation in Afghanistan remains “precarious,” President Barack Obama said here today, and that is why he will keep 8,400 U.S. service members in country through the end of his term.

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Unlocking Space Data: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS to supply infrared data for developers

Posted  July 6, 2016

For the first time, infrared data from the Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System will be made available for new military and civilian uses at the Air Force’s recently opened data utilization lab in Boulder, Colo. While SBIRS’ primary mission is strategic missile warning, the system can support a wide range of research and development…

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Defense

Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Posted  July 6, 2016

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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