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We Are All in this Together GFX

Engineers from AFRL completed a program that significantly improves the manufacturing readiness level of advanced Gallium Nitride GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits.
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Under the Air Force’s High-Stare program, Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) were developed and
manufactured to detect infrared radiation for enhanced missile launch detection.
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The pale rocks in this photo from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover include the “Bonanza King” target under consideration to become the fourth rock drilled by the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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Journey to Mars

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
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America's Next Giant Leap

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system.
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Next-Generation Microshutter Array Technology

Saturday Space Sight: This is a close-up view of the next-generation microshutter arrays – designed to accommodate the needs of future observatories – during the fabrication process.
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Saturday Space Sight: The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia.
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A new attitude system developed by the Air Force and a small business offers improved capabilities for small space research satellites.
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