Apollo 11’s return to Earth rooted in aeronautics research

A half-century ago, as the Apollo 11 command module Columbia ripped through Earth’s atmosphere, moments from ending the historic first lunar landing mission, research...

Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test

The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress...

Air Force service prepared Buzz Aldrin for Apollo 11 moon landing

He stepped off the lunar module onto the lunar surface after mission commander Neil Armstrong. They spent 21 hours on the moon's surface and...

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Air Force photograph by Christian TurnerTwo RASCAL pods running simultaneous tests saved more than $1 million worth of time for modification and lost...

Fiber Optic Sensing System readied for space use

NASA will soon test an enhanced system that can take thousands of measurements along a fiber optic wire about the thickness of a human...

New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow....

Air Force advances rocket technology

Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its...

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The...

50 years ago: The lunar landing training vehicle

NASA photographNeil Armstrong in the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle-2 at Ellington Air Force Base in 1969. Critical to the Apollo training program, the Lunar...

New BAF innovative technology goes LIVE

Air Force photograph by Christopher OkulaAn Edwards B-1B sits on the 80-foot turntable in the Benefield Anechoic Facility July 27, 2016, after being...