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  • 50 years after the Eagle landed: The man who kept Apollo on track

    This edition of the Air Force Materiel Command History Office 'Flashbacks' series highlights the expertise of one Air Force officer and how his managerial skills impacted the success of the Apollo mission and NASA work following the monumental launch.
  • Aiming higher: Airmen contribute to human spaceflight from Apollo to tomorrow

    From Air Force Col. Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, all the way back to Buzz Aldrin, who was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War, Airmen are among the more than 60% of astronauts who came from the uniformed service.
  • AEDC instrumental to program that put man on the moon

    AEDC played an integral role in this “giant leap for mankind.” In years leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing, personnel at Arnold Air Force Base were involved in thousands of hours of testing to ensure the success of the NASA Project Apollo program.