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On Jan. 31, 1958, Dr. John Meisenheimer gave the "go" for weather for the Explorer 1 mission as the Launch Weather Officer, launching America's first satellite into space. Sixty years later, Dr. Meisenheimer returned to the Cape for the 60th Anniversary Ceremony -- and to help launch GovSat-1 launch alongside Mr. Mike McAleenan. (U.S. Air Force photo Zoe Thacker) Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission
The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
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2018
X37B Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
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2017
The Honorable Deborah Lee James Secretary of the Air Force takes a group selfie with students and instructors from Airman Leadership School Sept. 9, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Her two-day stay included an all call, meeting with members of Patrick-Cape and its mission partners, and a visit to the Atlas Spacecraft Operations Center where she witnessed her first launch at the Eastern Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) SecAF visits Space Coast for 2nd time
“It has been an incredible and busy seven days for you all at the 45th Space Wing,” said Secretary of the Air Force the Honorable Deborah Lee James during an all call held Sept. 9, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.  That statement was made in reference to the wing’s ability to transition from an emergency response effort after a static fire
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2016
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, June 11, 2016, at 1:51 p.m. ET. The ULA Delta IV rocket carried a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. (Courtesy photo by ULA) 45th SW supports successful Delta IV NROL-37 launch
The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the NROL-37 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV-Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B here June 11 at 1:51 p.m. ET.    The ULA Delta IV rocket is carrying a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The largest of the Delta IV
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2016
The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-14 launch May 6 at 1:21 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40 here. JCSAT-14 is a communications satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan.  The satellite is designed to provide TV programming and broadband services in Japan, Asia, Oceania, Russia and the Pacific region for at least 15 years, replacing an older satellite called JCSAT-2A. (Courtesy photo by SpaceX)
45th SW successfully launches Falcon 9 JCSAT-14
The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-14 launch May 6 at 1:21 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 here.JCSAT-14 is a communications satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. The satellite is designed to provide TV programming and
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2016
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