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The Skyborg autonomy core system launches aboard a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical unmanned vehicle at Tyndall AFB, Florida on April 29. (U.S. Air Force photo)
BETA's ALIA a simulator in BETA's Washington, D.C. facility is a fully immersive eVTOL flight simulator and training facility. (Photo courtesy of BETA)
The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge. This virtual competition enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativity on solving cyber security challenges of space systems and incentivizes innovation in securing these systems. (Courtesy graphic)
Elizabeth Miller, En Route Care Training Department Deputy Chair at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, speaks to Gen. David Allvin, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff in a C-17 trainer during his visit to AFRL's 711th Human Performance Wing Apr. 26, 2021 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Allvin was briefed on Ready Medics and Aeromedical Evacuation training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge)
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. John E. Hyten speaks during the Joint Requirements Oversight Council’s visit to Austin, Texas April 9 for an event showcasing commercial and military collaboration, including the Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program. (Photo courtesy of Joint Requirements Oversight Council)
This image taken by NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance shows tracks from the rover’s first drive. It also shows an area that was scoured clean by the craft’s descent stage rockets — the lighter-colored area shown near the center-top. Testing done at AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing ensured the landing craft’s protective coating would survive being blasted by that debris. (Photo courtesy of NASA)
A removable hand-crank provides on-the-go power to the Surge charging device, shown here with the Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio (top) and battery (bottom) all connected. (Photo courtesy of Combat Power Solutions, LLC)

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