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A young child chases down a paper airplane during a paper plane throwing competition at the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at JB Charleston, S.C.  Apr 28, 2018. Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo
In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.
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Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: Airman Astronauts
The U.S. Air Force helped propel America to the moon. Across several decades, Airmen have participated in the training, planning and flying of rockets and shuttles and even the International Space Station. The Air Force has played a vital role in the NASA's astronaut mission.
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low-angle photo of nine people surrounding a table AFCEC, OEA reach new milestone in partnership
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the Office of Energy Assurance recently attended a historic Energy Savings Performance Contract preliminary assessment kick-off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
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Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, load a NASA InSight Spacecraft onto a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 28, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The equipment was delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be the first planetary spacecraft to launch from the West Coast launch facility. The launch is scheduled to take place in May 2018 as part of the NASA Insight Mission to look beneath the Martian surface and study the planet’s interior. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Travis AFB delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft
Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, 2018, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to Vandenberg AFB, California, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
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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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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 26
On this look around the Air Force NASA and the German Aerospace Center conduct bio-fuels testing and the Air Force has begun the rollout of Tier 2 physical fitness training standards.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 4
On this look around the Air Force the 418th Flight Test Squadron assists NASA and Airmen can now enroll in the new Blended Retirement System.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 13
On this look around the Air Force Nellis Air Force Base Airmen paint an F-15 Eagle in tribute to Las Vegas, and the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force interview a NASA astronaut. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Robert Kingery.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 28
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- On this look around the Air Force NASA, Boeing and SpaceX are developing low orbit launch vehicles, government employees could have their student loans cleared, leaflet bombs are tested with B-52s and B1-B crews train with Australian JTACs. Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Robbie Arp.For previous episodes, click here for the
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The RQ-4 Global Hawk worked on by Team Robins maintenance professionals sits on the base flight line June 29, 2017. A special ribbon cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., was held June 29. Robins is the first and only installation to have a building-based Launch and Recovery Element, allowing the aircraft to take off and land from this location. This is also the first time a Global Hawk has flown into an Air Force air logistics complex. Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex maintenance professionals meticulously painted the aircraft to prevent corrosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan/released) Robins AFB finishes Global Hawk work
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins Air Force Base, was held on the base flight line here June 29, 2017.
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(NASA graphic) AF pilot selected for NASA astronaut training
Lt. Col. Raja Chari has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
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The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 April 18, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 11:11 a.m. ET. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission
Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
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The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan April 20, 2017, carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, the Expedition 51 Soyuz commander of Roscosmos, and Col. Jack Fischer, the Expedition 51 NASA flight engineer, into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. (NASA photo/Aubrey Gemignani) Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
On April 20, 2017, Col. Jack D. Fischer became the most recent American Airman to travel to space in support of the International Space Station mission. He was joined in flight by Fyodor Yurchikin, a Russian cosmonaut.
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Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: F-104 Starfighter
This episode of Yesterday's Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn't retired from active service with the Italian Air Force until 2004.
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Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, won the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge, beating more than 5,000 entries and winning $15,000. Cardon’s invention, the “perineal access port,” allows astronauts to manage human waste in a space suit for up to six continuous days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) AF doctor solves NASA’s poop problem
The 47th Medical Group commander helped solve a long-time problem for citizens of Earth who are launched into space.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Feb. 22
On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.
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Four NASA astronauts sit in with a class of Survival School students being briefed on life raft procedures Feb. 10, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Water survival training is hosted by the base Fitness Center pool facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) NASA astronauts at survival school highlights capabilities, needs
Four NASA astronauts trained with U.S. Air Force Survival School instructors in water survival and recovery Feb. 10, at the base fitness center pool here. The astronauts underwent the training in preparation for anticipated test flights of the new commercially made American rockets, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and the SpaceX Dragon.
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Sandbags are transported by the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron to help prevent flooding during Hurricane Sandy at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 26, 2012. Significant impacts from Sandy could potentially begin as early as 2 a.m., Oct. 29, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Teresa Aber/Released) AF, NASA partner for mission success
Developed in the mid-1990s by the NASA Geographic Information System office, the Flood Impact Analysis Tool illustrates the effects of localized tidal storm flooding.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 25
On this look around the Air Force, NASA launches a new weather satellite, Airmen train with Marines during Vigilant Ace 17-1, and Serbian support during World War II is commemorated.
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A view of the M20 Trifid Nebula, or NGC6514, taken by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s advanced Space Surveillance Telescope, soon to be transitioned to the Air Force and moved to Australia, where it will provide key space situational awareness from the southern hemisphere -- a still largely unexplored area of the geosynchronous belt. DoD photo DARPA transfers advanced space debris Telescope to AF
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked with the Air Force to develop an advanced telescope that already is revolutionizing space situational awareness and helping prevent potential collisions with satellites or planet Earth.
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