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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.


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Veterans

World War II fighter pilot, PTSD advocate laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

Posted  January 18, 2019

Air Force photograph Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, 2019, at Arlington Cemetery, Va. Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to…

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Business

Northrop Grumman awarded contract for Minuteman, Peacekeeper rocket motor aging surveillance program

Posted  January 18, 2019

Courtesy photograph Ground tests of Peacekeeper rocket motors ensure they are reliable to fly when used in a booster to launch payloads into orbit. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a follow-on contract valued up to $86 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch Systems Enterprise, Small Launch and Targets Division…

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Local

NASA Armstrong interns create new way to explore flight

Posted  January 18, 2019

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Kendrick Morales, left, and Alexander Passofaro, right, work together to transition the software for the Aeronautics AR app from being target image dependent to deleting the target image. If you have ever dreamt of having a NASA aircraft in your living room, then you are in luck. Kendrick Morales, a…

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Defense

Strong missile shield protects U.S., allies

Posted  January 18, 2019

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review Jan. 17 at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical…

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Technology

First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

Posted  January 18, 2019

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.

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