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AFRL successfully completes XQ-58A Valkyrie flight and payload release test

The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed the XQ-58A Valkyrie’s sixth flight test and first release from its internal weapons bay, March 26, 2021,...

NASA invites public to take flight with Ingenuity Mars helicopter

NASA is targeting no earlier than April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. The agency is hosting...
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Thunderbirds ready for 2021 season

After four months of hard work and training at their home station Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are ready...

Air Force Museum to open an aircraft one day each month

Beginning in April 2021, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will provide the opportunity for visitors to get an up-close look inside...

Plane Crazy Saturday history: Dick Rutan on the F-100, Vietnam, and...

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News Eleven years ago, Dick Rutan kept a crowd of aviation enthusiasts riveted to every word during the December...
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Sunglider builds on legacy of solar aircraft

A remotely piloted solar aircraft has demonstrated it can hover in the stratosphere to provide cellular networks in isolated areas. It also demonstrated remote...

Cmdr. “Duke” Windsor: A hero on a model box

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News In today’s world, the measure of a person’s greatness can sometimes be measured by ending up on a...

Virgin Galactic unveils VSS Imagine, the first SpaceShip III in its...

On March 30, Virgin Galactic unveiled the newest addition to its growing fleet. VSS Imagine is the company’s second piloted space plane, and is the...

Entire force may be vaccinated for COVID-19 by early summer

Defense Department officials have said the department will be ready to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible beneficiaries by May 1, in keeping with...

Tyndall AFB, Fla., selected to host three F-35 squadrons

A Record of Decision was issued by the U.S. Air Force making Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the official location to host three new squadrons of...