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  • AFRL puts new technologies into space aboard world’s most powerful launch vehicle

    The rocket carried 24 experimental satellites into space, including the Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft, which enables the first ever on-orbit demonstration of the AFRL developed Advanced Spacecraft Energetic Non-toxic Propellant.
  • First GPS III satellite successfully launched

    The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellitewas carried to orbit aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, Falcon 9 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.
  • NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft

    NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.
  • 301st Rescue Squadron supports SpaceX resupply rocket launch

    Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth commercial resupply services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
  • Around the Air Force: April 13

    On this look around the Air Force the vice chief of staff speaks at the 2018 Future of War Conference, Airmen support the latest Space X launch, and Lt. Gen. David Thompson assumes the position of Space Command vice commander. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.
  • 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.
  • 45th SW launches 5th OTV mission

    The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle Sept. 7, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.
  • 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
  • 45th SW supports successful Falcon 9 EchoStar XXIII launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16, 2017.
  • Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg AFB

    Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, alongside SpaceX and Iridium partners, recently launched the Iridium NEXT satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4, here, Jan. 14.
  • Falcon 9 rocket, commo satellite successfully launched

    The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Aug. 14.
  • 45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 SES-9

    The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SES-9 communications satellite March 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center Certifies SpaceX for National Security Space Missions

    Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.
  • 45th SW successfully launches first Turkmenistan satellite

    For the second time in a 14-day span, the 45th Space Wing conducted a successful launch on the Eastern Range from Launch Complex 40 April 27.
  • 45th Space Wing supports 6th SpaceX re-supply mission

    The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, April 14.
  • 45th Space Wing launches ORBCOMM satellites

    The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites July 14, from Space Launch Complex 40, here.
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