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Yesterday's Air Force: Airman Astronauts

  • Defense Media Activity - Air Force
  • April 9, 2018 | 3:56

The U.S. Air Force helped propel man to the moon. Across several decades, Airmen have participated in the training, planning and flying of rockets and shuttles and even work on the International Space Station. See how vital the Air Force has been to the astronaut mission.

TechLinks:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration / NASA
https://www.nasa.gov/

Going from Air Force to NASA blue for astronaut wings / U.S. Air Force website
http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/136376/going-from-air-force-to-nasa-blue-for-astronaut-wings/

http://www.afspc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/1126401/ballistic-missile-early-warning-system/
These radars are capable of detecting ballistic missile attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking. They are located at Thule Air Force Base, Greenland; Clear Air Force Base AK.; and Fylingdales Royal Air Force Station, England. ... Two of the BMEWS radars ...


PAVE PAWS Radar System Air Force Space Command
http://www.afspc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/249015/pave-paws-radar-system/
These radars are capable of detecting Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking. PAVE is a military program identification code; Phased Array Warning System (PAWS). The PAVE PAWS are two faced ground based UHF-band ...

FYI: Air Force Astronaut Nomination Program
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=qwxIjOl9JCA
In this episode of FYI, TSgt Holly Roberts-Davis tells us about the Air Force Astronaut Nomination Program for active duty Air Force members.
Be sure to check out future episodes of FYI to keep current on policies and changes happening in your Air Force. FYI--for the stuff you need to know.