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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘US Air Force’

Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer

On January 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber training flight carrying a crew of nine crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine. There were only two survivors of the crash, the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, and the navigator, Capt. Gerald Adler (pictured). Both survived a night in freezing temperatures that reached -30°F while rescue workers searched for survivors …

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Declassified Documents Show Air Force Was Working On UFOs

Everybody loves a good UFO story. The fascination with alien spacecraft has been documented throughout the centuries with stories dating all the way back to 10th-century mentioning the circular flying machines. Flying saucers really took off in popular culture in the 50s, however, and we haven’t looked back. It appears that not only filmmakers were obsessed with the flying saucer …

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DARPA To Fortify Military’s Phones And Tablets

Security in the military is getting harder and harder to maintain in this day and age with the advent of smart phones and tablets that can go just about anywhere and do just about anything. With the Chinese cyber security threat becoming more prevalent every day, the need for a sandbox style operating system for the soldiers in the field …

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US Army Trying To Harness Weapons Grade Lightning

Zeus may have had it right after all. The god of thunder uses lightning to strike his opponents down and now the United States Army is trying to harness the power of lightning for its own purposes. They are experimenting with laser-induced plasma channel that basically uses a laser as a pathway to shoot bolts of plasma down the stream …

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“Son of Concorde” To Fly Twice As Fast As Concorde

Until the fatal 2000 crash that signaled the beginning of the end for the Concorde, it was widely considered the pinnacle of consumer based aviation. The Supersonic plane could fly from London to New York in half the time that a typical jet did it because it flew at supersonic speeds. The trip was not inexpensive though. Since the grounding …

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Super Secretive X-37B Space Plane To Land [Infographic]

After the shuttle program ended, spaceflight dominance for the United States looked to be in jeopardy. Then came the X-37B. This mini space shuttle looks like it could be the future of what we can look forward to in the near future for military space aircraft. The X-37B is a reusable shuttle with a payload bay about the size of …

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SpaceX Signs Deal To Launch Satellites

On the heels of what could be a turning point in the history of space flight for humans, SpaceX has signed a deal with Intelsat to launch a satellite once their new Falcon Heavy rocket is complete. The Falcon Heavy will be responsible for taking Intelsat’s satellite up to a into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). “SpaceX is very proud to …

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Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans

Courtesy of good.is In the light of increasing suicides by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Facebook today announced new military crisis content, developed in partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. . Because Facebook is so widely used, it is in the unique position to help Veterans. A survey conducted by Blue Star Families found …

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NASA To Feed Jet Engine Crayons… For Science

Recently NASA engineers at the Dryden Flight Research Center, feed crayons and cereal to a jet engine. No, the engine tests aren’t to see how well the Pratt & Whitney F117 turbofan engines hold up against a toddler. The tests are actually to test new sensors to help with managing the health of the engines while in flight. “The point …

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NASA and ESA Confirm Unknowns Hack

Both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed that their systems were indeed penetrated by the new hacker group known as the Unknowns. The systems that were breached have already been patched, which is what the Unknowns said was their goal in the first place. The Unknowns successfully attacked 10 websites: NASA …

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First F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Off The Line

The Joint Strike Fighter has had a rather tumultuous journey from the start. It was an undertaking by the United States, The United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Israel, and Japan to make a stealthy aircraft that could perform a series of events to replace aging land and carrier based aircraft. The counties all had certain requirements that …

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