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  • AFRL engineer reflects on career, family legacy in aerospace

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At the end of a storied 40-year career, Air Force Research Laboratory engineer Dieter Multhopp has a lot to look back upon.Over four decades, Multhopp has played an integral role in a broad variety of research projects, including experimental aircraft and cutting-edge flight technologies. He has worked on the
  • AFRL technology supported historic Apollo 11 mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. Project Apollo, led by NASA in the 1960s and 70s, achieved this feat following years of research, development and precursor missions. While countless individuals and organizations enabled the space
  • AFRL aerodynamics expert honored with Presidential Early Career award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Daniel Garmann of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate was honored with the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a July 25 ceremony in Washington, D.C.Garmann, a senior research aerospace engineer, is an expert in the modeling, simulation,
  • AFRL’s Digital Hangar to support lifecycle management of aerospace systems

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – There is a new hangar under construction at Wright-Patterson AFB, but this one will not be made of steel and concrete, but rather digital ones and zeros.The Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Digital Hangar,” a concept created by Dr. Rick Graves, an Aerospace Research Engineer with the Air Force Research
  • AFRL achieves record-setting hypersonic ground test milestone

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history.“AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from
  • AFRL collaborates with industry at Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry event

    DAYTON, Ohio – Nearly 600 people attended the 14th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry event at the Dayton Convention Center July 16-18.The event provided Air Force Research Laboratory leaders, scientists, and engineers an opportunity to engage with not only Ohio companies, but industry representatives from across the nation as
  • AFRL puts new technologies into space aboard world’s most powerful launch vehicle

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully put new technologies into space early in the morning June 25 as part of the Department of Defense Space Test Program (STP-2) mission, managed by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California.A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, the most
  • Green Propellant Infusion Mission to test AFRL-developed green propellant

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CA – NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with co-investigators, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Aerojet, are scheduled to launch Ball’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) spacecraft, enabling the first ever on-orbit
  • AFRL engineer earns ASME Fellow honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Carl Tilmann, Principal Scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate, Aerospace Vehicles Division, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).Designation as an ASME Fellow recognizes “exceptional engineering achievements and
  • AFRL XQ-58A UAV completes second successful flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a low-cost unmanned air vehicle, successfully completed all test objectives during a 71-minute flight on June 11, 2019, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.     The test marked the second successful flight for the aircraft this year. The inaugural 72-minute flight was recorded