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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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VSS Unity’s first flight test completed

Posted  September 14, 2016

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity took to the skies for the first time Sept. 8, the company’s first test flight since a 2014 accident killed a test pilot.

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Boeing reveals first two aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X competition

Posted  September 14, 2016

Boeing photograph The Boeing and Saab T-X aircraft. Boeing and its partner Saab AB will use their two production T-X aircraft, revealed Sept. 13, to show the U.S. Air Force the performance, affordability, and maintainability advantages of their approach. Boeing T-X is an all-new aircraft designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission, and…

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At hangar, Raptors find shelter from storm

Posted  September 14, 2016

NASA photograph by David C. Bowman As Tropical Storm Hermine charged up the East Coast Sept. 2, 2016, Langley Air Force Base reached out to the Research Services Directorate and NASA Langley Research Center hangar manager Dale Bowser to see if NASA Langley could store a few F-22 Raptors. Even though the hangar in Hampton,…

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Lockheed Martin expands F-16 repair center support with Derco Aerospace

Posted  September 14, 2016

Lockheed Martin is partnering with Derco Repair Services, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisc., to expand its Global Supply Chain Services and support to F-16 operators worldwide. The company recently named Derco Repair Services as an authorized F-16 Hologram repair center. The Lockheed Martin Hologram designation is only awarded to repair and overhaul facilities that meet or…

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PAR program issues EMD request for proposal

Posted  September 14, 2016

Air National Guard photograph by Maj. Dale Greer Air Force One, an Air Force VC-25, sits on the flightline at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2015. The Air Force officially requested a proposal from Boeing to complete detailed design, modification, test and fielding of two aircraft that will provide…

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