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  • Air Force Research Laboratory satellite departing International Space Station

    An Air Force Research Laboratory satellite, called the Very Low Frequency Propagation Mapper, or VPM, will be released from the International Space Station Jan. 31.
  • Contributions of Edwards Air Force Base to the Moon Landing

    A number of aspects of the joint U.S. Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Navy X-15 flight research project that began in 1958 had an impact on the development of several technologies used in Project Apollo. In particular, it influenced both the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) and Lunar Landing Training Vehicle
  • 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.
  • History in Two: The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969. Over a decade prior to this, and nearly four years before President Kennedy’s famous speech, ARDC’s Ballistic Missile Division began research on high thrust space vehicles capable of lunar flights. In January 1957, the ARDC (Air Research and Development Center) invited the N.A.C.A (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) to collaborate on future space plans and projects. With the decision to use civilians for space flight, NASA was formed in July 1958 and began operations in October to carryout the flights to the moon. Among the many undertakings for landing on the moon, a Lunar Landing Research Vehicle project was begun, even before NASA had selected the strategy to use a Lunar Module.
  • Air Force looks at faster, smarter hardware acquisition and big data to help solve T-6 OBOGS issues

    While many of the OBOGS issues are markedly better than last year, the Air Force is looking at ways to procure hardware upgrades like the enhanced OBOGS faster and smarter, increase basic science and research and collect and apply new research data into acquisitions standards in order to properly address the broader issue of physiological events that cuts across all manned aviation.
  • AEDC team members recall their time spent supporting NASA’s X-43A project

    Several AEDC team members held a brief reunion last month to share memories and reflect on their work in support of the NASA X-43A, also known as the Hyper-X program.A little more than 15 years ago, NASA’s X-43A Hypersonic Vehicle set a world speed record, setting the Guinness World Record, for an air-breathing hypersonic aircraft.The X-43A was
  • Reserve Citizen Airman takes out-of-this-world oath

    The Air Force Reserve’s newest flight surgeon was sworn into service by an astronaut flying at 17,500 miles per hour aboard the International Space Station 210 miles above the Earth on May 4.
  • AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosts astronauts testing in its facilities. In fact, it’s been since the 1960s.  But due in part to the relationship between the Air Force and NASA as well as the location and unique capabilities of the Defense Department’s only human-rated centrifuge, 10
  • Global Hawk to make historic first flight to Robins

    The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint/paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery
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