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Infographic: How to become an astronaut

By Air Force Social Media

It’s amazing to think that U.S. Airmen have been involved in the nation’s space program since the first American astronauts were selected in 1959. From Buzz Aldrin to Eileen Collins, the Air Force has a long history of developing quality candidates who have excelled in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Program. Here’s an informative graphic outlining some of the requirements to be selected for NASA’s astronaut program.

(U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Michelle Patten/Released)

Variants of the C-130J Super Hercules

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The C-130 celebrated its 60th anniversary of service in 2014, and the venerable aircraft is still a mighty workhorse for the Air Force today. It’s illustrious history has seen the C-130 take on many modifications to accomplish a variety of Air Force missions to include airlift, aeromedical, personnel and cargo airdrop and weather reconnaissance to name a few.

While there have been hundreds of different variants of the C-130 since 1954, the current C-130J model has five variants that continue to prove that the C-130 is one of the Air Force’s most flexible and resilient airframes in its history.

Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about the general characteristics and missions of each of the C-130J’s five variants.