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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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PAC-3 destroys tactical ballistic missile target

Posted  September 23, 2016

Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets Sept. 21 as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat. “The PAC-3 Missile continues to be successful against today’s…

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Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash

Posted  September 23, 2016

The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016, has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed.  The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening…

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ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted  September 23, 2016

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Posted  September 23, 2016

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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U.S. claims win in dispute with EU over aerospace subsidies

Posted  September 23, 2016

The Obama administration announced Sept. 22 it has won an important victory in a World Trade Organization dispute with the European Union over subsidies to airplane manufacturer Airbus. In June 2011, the WTO found that the EU and four of its member countries provided billions of dollars in subsidized financing to Airbus. While the EU…

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