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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch to host AFIT’s Space Object Self-Tracker

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Space Object Self-Tracker flight experiment was launched on the Defense Department’s first SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on June...

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, crewmates return from space station mission

NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station June 24, landing safely in...

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites June 25, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean...

Marine Corps at forefront for ground-based lasers

A drone-killing, directed energy weapon prototype is now in the hands of Marines. The Compact Laser Weapons System—or CLaWS—is the first ground-based laser approved...

Air Force Research Laboratory prepares DSX spacecraft for launch

Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have completed the final assembly and integration of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft in preparation for its...

X-56A team makes project take flight

It was a brisk morning as the final checks on the lakebed and in the control room were nearly complete for the X-56A to...

AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality. With a growing need...

Fit for success: AEHF satellite encapsulated, prepared for launch

The U.S. Air Force's fifth Lockheed Martin built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite (AEHF-5) completed encapsulation into its payload fairing in preparation to launch...

California company to build and test rockets in Mississippi

A California rocket company announced June 12 that it plans to build and test rockets at a NASA facility in Mississippi, part of its...

Air Force looks at ways to help solve T-6 oxygen issues

Nineteenth Air Force hosted a forum of experts from both in and outside the Department of Defense as part of the on-going process to...