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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Russian resupply ship experiences anomaly; ISS crew is fine

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Dec. 1 on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight. Six crew members living aboard the…

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F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

Posted  December 2, 2016

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.

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Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashlie R. Flores graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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Landing on display

Posted  December 2, 2016

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Lockheed Martin advances modernization of current GPS ground control system

Posted  December 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System satellite constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational…

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