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Super Guppy Transport Cargo Aircraft Capabilities

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NASA Super Guppy transports are large cargo aircraft that can move smaller airplanes. Nearly 50 feet long, the Super Guppy has a large cargo bay and a hinged nose that opens wide enough to fit two T-38 trainers.

During the Cold War and the Space Race, a California aerospace company called Aero Spacelines Industries designed the Super Guppy so that NASA could transport satellite and spacecraft components. The alternative was to transport large, heavy mission-critical systems to ...

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C-141 Cargo Aircraft Capabilities

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The C-141 cargo aircraft was the world’s first turbofan-powered air transport. During and after the Cold War, the C-141 participated in every U.S. military mission from Vietnam to Operation Iraq Freedom. Today, this powerful fleet of military airplanes is now retired.

Built by Lockheed-Martin, the C-141 Starlifter was the first production aircraft designed completely by the company’s engineers in Marietta, Georgia. As both a cargo aircraft and personnel transport, the C-141 Starlifter supplied U.S. forces in Vietnam.

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C-130 Cargo Aircraft Capabilities

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The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft is designed to perform tactical airlift missions. In addition to airdropping personnel and equipment for combat operations, the C-130 can perform aeromedical, firefighting, aerial spraying, and emergency relief missions.

As a cargo aircraft, the C-130 features a flexible design so that the interior can be configured for different types of military missions. Types of cargo include floor-loaded materials, airdrop platforms, military vehicles, aeromedical evacuation equipment, and palletized equipment.

Built by Lockheed-Martin, the C-130 ...

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C-17 Cargo Aircraft Capabilities

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The C-17 cargo aircraft is a T-tailed, 4-engine military transport built by Boeing.  The C-17 Globemaster III is used by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for military missions as well as humanitarian and peacekeeping operations.

An impressive cargo aircraft, the C-17 can carry a payload of 160,000 lbs. after taking off from a 7,600 ft. airfield. The Globemaster III can then fly 2,400 nautical miles and refuel in flight if necessary.

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The NASA Super Guppy Transport

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C-17 Cargo Aircraft and Air Mobility Command (AMC)

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Air Mobility Command (AMC) services cargo aircraft that transport equipment and personnel. AMC also supports air refueling and aeromedical evacuation operations. This air command provides global air mobility for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) .

AMC is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base and has 130,000 active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Department of Defense (DOD) personnel.

AMC is home to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. This T-tailed military transport can move military equipment, ...

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NASA Probe Examines Leaked Military Secrets

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NASA’s inspector general will audit the space agency’s Ames Research Center after learning that the Silicon Valley facility reportedly leaked military technologies to China and other countries.

The first reported violation of the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) involves a NASA moon lander prototype that used rocket engine technology from a secret Pentagon missile defense program.

Ames is also accused of providing foreign nationals with information about the radar from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and terrain ...

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NASA ISS Resupply Mission to Kourou, French Guiana

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A few years ago I get this call for help. It’s a Wednesday coming up to a three day weekend and the customer tells me we have to get this cargo to French Guiana by Monday of the following week. Are you kidding? French Visas are needed and flight clearance to get into South America. Since I’m not a can’t do it kind of guy I stepped up to the challenge as long as the customer was willing to pull ...

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