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Female U-2 Pilot Blazes Trail Through Society, Space

Saturday Space Sight: Air Force Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal receives a maintenance check on her full pressure suit in prep for her U-2 flight at Beale AFB.
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October 2014 marks the five-year anniversary for two sensors that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has been operating aboard the International Space Station.
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Saturday Space Sight: This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made when comet Lovejoy was 1.7 astronomical units from the Sun.
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DARPA has been developing new concepts and architectures to get small satellites into orbit more economically on short notice.
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Saturday Space Sight: This image shows Arp 230, also known as IC 51, observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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Saturday Space Sight: NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory explores the universe in X-rays, a high-energy form of light.
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Saturday Space Sight: The Cupola houses one of the International Space Station’s two robotic work stations!
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The Air Force Research Laboratory is working with a small business to develop tech that they hope will enable the use of high-power processors that operate on satellites!
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