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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Space Systems Loral, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

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Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

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First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…

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AEDC contributions to Viking ensures Mars first landing

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air Force photograph Extensive instrumentation required on the NASA Viking model is shown here before a test at AEDC in 1973 before final assembly. There were 68 sensors to record localized heat buildup around protrusions on the face of the Mars entry vehicle, while 13 heat and five pressure sensors were installed on the base…

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Dragon attached to station Harmony module

Posted  July 20, 2016

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m., EDT, July 20 as the station flew about 252 statute miles over the California and Oregon border. The spacecraft is delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of science, hardware and supplies, including instruments to perform the…

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Lockheed Martin receives four manufacturing leadership awards

Posted  July 20, 2016

The Manufacturing Leadership Council recognized Lockheed Martin with four awards in three manufacturing categories. Now in its 12th year, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. “Our employees work tirelessly to field improved processes in manufacturing technology, all in an effort to reduce…

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Red Flag 16-3 night operations

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jake Carter Capt. Matt Bender from the 20th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., conducts pre-flight checks on his F-16 before a night sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its…

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Sunset at the Viking Lander 1 site

Posted  July 20, 2016

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m., EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone represented the first time the United States successfully landed a vehicle on the surface of Mars, collecting an overwhelming amount of data that would soon be used in future NASA…

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