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 L-1011 Tristar Stargazer
 Stratolaunch Talon-A Hypersonic Vehicle
Northrop Grumman photograph
In April 1972, after six grueling years of design and some unforeseen setbacks, the then-Lockheed California Company (now Lockheed Martin) delivered the most technologically advanced commercial jet of its era, the L-1011 TriStar, to its first client, Eastern Airlines.
Between 1968 and 1984, Lockheed manufactured a total of 250 TriStars at the Lockheed plan at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
Stargazer is a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar built in 1974, that was modified in 1994 to be used by Orbital Sciences (now part of Northrop Grumman) as a mother ship launch pad for the Pegasus launch vehicle. As of October 2019, 44 rockets (containing 95 satellites) have been launched from it, using the Pegasus-H and Pegasus-XL configurations.
AirForce photograph Giancarlo Casem
General Atomics UAV Simulator
Stratolaunch photograph
An autonomous, reusable testbed that makes flight testing more acces- sible and affordable. The Stratolaunch Talon-A vehicle will be used to test and validate Roc’s release system and characterize the separation dynamics of the Talon vehicle.
Lockheed Martin photograph
Step inside the immersive flight simulator of the F-22 Raptor.
Pratt & Whitney photograph
 F-22 Simulator
 A-10 Thunderbolt II
 The A-10C Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially de- signed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against light maritime attack aircraft and all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
 Pratt & Whitney F135 engine
GA-ASI photograph
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