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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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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted  September 23, 2016

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Practicing Orion spacecraft recovery after splashdown

Posted  September 23, 2016

NASA photograph by Radislav Sinyak A group of U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion underway recovery techniques in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. The uncrewed Orion spacecraft will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the San Diego coast…

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Business

U.S. grants Airbus, Boeing a chance to sell airplanes to Iran

Posted  September 23, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–The U.S. government granted aviation giants Airbus and Boeing permission Sept. 21 to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord. European airplane manufacturer Airbus announced the license from the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control early Sept. 21. Chicago-based Boeing followed with its own announcement later in the day….

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted  September 23, 2016

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Headlines – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

News One of two U-2 pilots dead in California crash – One pilot is dead and a second injured after a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane crashed Sept. 20 in California, the Air Force announced. The plane was from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California.   Bogdan: F-35 coolant line…

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