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Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing support the successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Heavy launch February 7, 2018. Reserve Airmen support SpaceX Falcon Heavy milestone launch
Reserve Airmen are used to supporting milestone rocket launches, and have supported manned spaceflight launches through the years; however, they have never supported a rocket toting a car. SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric car company, was the payload on the Falcon Heavy demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A that lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 7, 2018.
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Senior Airman Daniel Ibarra, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Lazaro Ibarra pose in front of a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter Aug. 27, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Ibarra’s are a father and son deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Daniel is a loadmaster with the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Chief Ibarra is a flight engineer with the 303rd ERQS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka) Deployed together: Family supports rescue missions in Africa
“It is strange to hear him on the radio talking to us back and forth while on the planes,” Chief Ibarra said. “A lot of the guys make jokes saying, ‘Is that you, Laz, or your son?’ since we kind of sound alike.”
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The Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite, an Air Force Research Laboratory experimental satellite, and two Air Force Space Command Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP, satellites launch July 28, 2014, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The ANGELS program is managed by the AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The 45th Space Wing provided launch support for the United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle, including weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety, and public affairs. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) AF launches successful satellite mission
The 45th Space Wing supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying Air Force Space Command mission assets for the Air Force July 28.
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