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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...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980....

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973....

Charles L Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Covey Richard O
2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later...

2011-01-04 21:39:26

Roy Bridges is an American aviator, a retired U.S Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. on July 19, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He graduated from Gainesville High School, Georgia in 1961. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force...

Boe Eric
2010-12-03 15:06:26

Eric Boe is an Air Force fighter pilot, test pilot and a NASA astronaut. He was born Eric A. Boe on October 1, 1964 in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Henderson High School in Chamblee, Georgia in 1983 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987. He was then commissioned from the Academy and completed Euro-NATO Joint...

Brown Curtis
2010-12-02 21:51:10

Curtis Brown was an engineer, a former NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force Colonel. He was born Curtis Lee Brown, Jr. on March 11, 1956. He graduated from East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, North Carolina in 1974 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned a...

Collins Michael
2010-11-18 18:11:26

Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy. As a child he moved constantly due to having military parents. His family ended up in Washington DC, where Collins attended St. Albans School. After his graduation, he went to the United States Military Academy and continued on to join...

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