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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

B-52 testing conducted at AEDC continues to pay off

Posted  July 20, 2016

Testing performed at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex proves critical to validate safe separation of new munitions from the B-52 Stratofortress, which has recently flight-demonstrated a joint direct attack munitions drop from the internal bay for the first time. “The B-52 Stratofortress continues to deliver strategic capabilities to project power and secure the peace into…

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NASA’s Viking data lives on, inspires 40 years later

Posted  July 20, 2016

Forty years ago, NASA's Viking mission made history when it became the first mission to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars.

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Defense

F-15’s new advanced high-speed mission computer makes first flight

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air Force photograph An F-15E Strike Eagle lands at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 8, 2016, after a mission in which Boeing’s F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II. The advanced mission computer, based on commercial technology, provides multi-core processing capabilities propelling the F-15 to the forefront…

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Business

Airbus recognizes three UTC Aerospace Systems’ business units for top performance

Posted  July 20, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., was recently honored by Airbus with three awards as part of Airbus’s 2015 Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program. The annual program recognizes top suppliers for excellence and sustainable performance on serial production. UTC Aerospace Systems’ Actuation & Propeller Systems and Interiors businesses received Best Performer…

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Defense

Growlers soar with B-1Bs around Ellsworth AFB

Posted  July 20, 2016

Navy EA-18G Growlers have joined B-1B Lancers during the past several weeks in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for electronic attack training.

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