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X-37B
2015-05-21 10:09:47

Yesterday marks the 4th launch of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV. An Atlas V rocket developed by Lockheed Martin carried the craft into orbit at 11:05 a.m. EDT (1505 GMT) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

2015-05-20 16:22:21

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the Air Force Space Command 5 (AFSPC-5) satellite for

2015-05-19 08:30:47

Air Force Veteran and Director Jim Fabio Awarded Mentorship with Judd Apatow and Opportunity to Direct Riggle and a Veteran Cast & Crew in New PSA CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-05-18 08:21:37

ATAC awarded 5-year, 20,000+ flight hour tactical airborne training contract NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC, a private company comprising the world's only operational

2015-05-14 23:00:52

Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Students Honored by Army, Navy, and Air Force at the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Washington,

2015-05-14 12:21:08

ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) invite the public to join their commemorative Memorial

2015-05-12 23:05:39

Army, Navy, and Air Force Honor Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Students at National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Washington,

2015-05-11 12:21:21

SBIRS' increment 2 ground station will increase capabilities and lower costs AURORA, Colo., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has crossed the threshold

2015-05-06 16:20:46

DAYTON, Ohio, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-05-06 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on more than a decade of data from International Space Station (ISS) research, NASA is expanding its materials science research by


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Thomas Jones
2012-10-22 11:32:31

Thomas Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was born Thomas David Jones on January 22, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Eagle Scouts as a child. He graduated from Kenwood High School in 1973 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in basic sciences in 1977. After completing as a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy, Jones served as an Air Force officer on active duty for 6 years. He then flew strategic...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.