Three F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi after landing at Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning II is deployed to the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility for the first time. Air Force photo by SSgt. Chris Thornbury.
Why the Days of ‘Fighter Jock Culture’ May Be NumberedA recent study from the Rand Corp., sponsored by the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment, questions whether that hierarchy—with fighter pilots first, bomber pilots second and other specializations after—continues to serve the best interests of the service, especially in terms of fostering innovation.
Air Force TimesUS-Russia Chill Stirs Worry about Stumbling into ConflictThe deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war.
Associated PressSpaceX's Falcon Heavy Makes Flawless Liftoff, LandingsSpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off on schedule at 6:35 p.m. Thursday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the second launch for the biggest rocket in use today.
UPIStratolaunch, the World’s Biggest Airplane, Takes FlightBy 2022, the company hopes to use the twin-fuselage, six-engined, catamaran-style aircraft to launch satellite-bearing rockets into space.
Ars TechnicaOne More Thing …Curiosity Watched Two Eclipses on Mars. Here's What It Saw.The rover just watched Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, pass in front of the sun.
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