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Mrs. Florene Miller Watson (one of the first Women Air Forces Service Pilots during WWII), entertains women with her war stories while aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker refueler at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Sept. 17, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Carlye D. LaPointe) (RELEASED)

Mrs. Florene Miller Watson (one of the first Women Air Forces Service ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Carlye D. La Pointe Release Status... More

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A U.S. Air Force KC-135

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A U.S. Air Force KC-135

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing sits on the tarmac at RAF Mildenhall, England, May 26, 2019. In honor of 75 years since D-Day, aircraft from RAF... More

Members of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation inspect

Members of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation inspect

Members of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation inspect a B-17 Flying Fortress and KC-135 Stratotanker on static display at Washington Dulles International Airport, Va., Oct. 19, 2017. The foundation hosted a reunio... More

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Amanda Person (left), 91st Air Refueling Squadron, and Mrs. Florene Miller Watson (right), one of the first Women Air Forces Service Pilots during WWII, discuss the changes in technology while sitting in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker refueler at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Sept. 17, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Carlye D. LaPointe) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Amanda Person (left), 91st Air Refueling Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Carlye D. La Pointe Release Status... More

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Amanda Person (right), 91st Air Refueling Squadron, prepares to give Mrs. Florene Miller Watson (left), one of the first Women Air Forces Service Pilots during WWII, a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker refueler at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Sept. 17, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Carlye D. LaPointe) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Amanda Person (right), 91st Air Refueling Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Carlye D. La Pointe Release Status... More

Refueling lifeline of US, NATO air ops

Refueling lifeline of US, NATO air ops

A 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to offload fuel to Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, which are flying in formation behind the tanker. The 100th ARW arrived at Royal Air Force... More

An airshow was held at Dover Air Force Base, Del.,

An airshow was held at Dover Air Force Base, Del.,

An airshow was held at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 19, 2009. The Thunderbirds performed and many visitors viewed static displays.

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong

Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA High-Speed Flight S... More

KC-135 on ramp, NASA history collection

KC-135 on ramp, NASA history collection

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, besides being used extensively in its primary role as an inflight aircraft refueler, has assisted in several projects at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Californ... More

KC-135 on ramp, NASA history collection

KC-135 on ramp, NASA history collection

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, besides being used extensively in its primary role as an inflight aircraft refueler, has assisted in several projects at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Californ... More

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong

Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA High-Speed Flight S... More

Stanley P. Butchart NASA history collection

Stanley P. Butchart NASA history collection

Description: (1954) Stanley P. Butchart joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' High-Speed Flight Research Station on May 10, 1951. Stan was the fourth research pilot hired at the Station afford... More

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Attitude Simulator reaction contro

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Atti...

Description (1956) Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA ... More

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

E-4123 KC-135 on ramp June 5, 1958 NASA Photo / Read Project Description NASA Identifier: 327856main_E-4123

Pilot Joseph Algranti entering a McDonnell F2H-2B Banshee

Pilot Joseph Algranti entering a McDonnell F2H-2B Banshee

Pilot Joe Algranti climbs into the cockpit of a McDonnell F2H-2B Banshee on the tarmac at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Nine months later the laborat... More

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

NASA's venerable B-52 mothership is seen here photographed from a KC-135 Tanker aircraft. The X-43 adapter is visible attached to the right wing. The B-52, used for launching experimental aircraft and for other... More

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

NASA's venerable B-52 mothership is seen here photographed from a KC-135 Tanker aircraft. The X-43 adapter is visible attached to the right wing. The B-52, used for launching experimental aircraft and for other... More

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

E54-01317 From December 10, 1966, until his retirement on February 27, 1976, Stanley P. Butchart served as Chief, then Director of Flight Operations at NASA's Flight Research Center, renamed on March 26, 1976, ... More

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Attitude Simulator reaction contro

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Atti...

Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA High-Speed Flight S... More

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Attitude Simulator reaction contro

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Atti...

Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA High-Speed Flight S... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-8 - TRAINING - PILOT IN WEIGHTLESSNESS USING EXPERIMENT TOOL - FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-8 - TRAINING - PILOT IN WEIGHTLESSNESS USING EXPERIM...

S66-24410 (18 Feb. 1966) --- Astronaut David R. Scott performs a maintenance and repair experiment with a battery-powered tool during a state of weightlessness while in extravehicular activity (EVA) training on... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB,...

S66-28583 (1 April 1966) --- The Gemini-10 prime crew undergoes zero-gravity egress training aboard a KC-135 Air Force plane. Astronaut John W. Young, command pilot, is on left. On the right is astronaut Michae... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB,...

S66-28782 (1 April 1966) --- Astronaut Michael Collins, prime crew pilot of the Gemini-10 spaceflight, experiences a condition of weightlessness during zero-gravity egress training. A KC-135 Air Force plane, fl... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 - Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB,...

S66-28770 (1 April 1966) --- Astronaut Michael Collins, prime crew pilot of the Gemini-10 spaceflight, undergoes zero-gravity egress training aboard a KC-135 Air Force plane. The plane, flying a parabolic curve... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Gemini-Titan (GT)-10 Weightlessness Training - Wright-Patterson AFB, O...

S66-28636 (1 April 1966) --- Astronaut Clifton C. Williams Jr., backup crew pilot of the Gemini-10 spaceflight, undergoes zero-gravity egress training. A KC-135 Air Force plane, flying a parabolic curve, create... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9 - TRAINING - ASTRONAUT ALDRIN - OH

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9 - TRAINING - ASTRONAUT ALDRIN - OH

S66-28114 (1 April 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot of the Gemini-12 spaceflight, undergoes zero-gravity egress training. A KC-135 Air Force plane, flying a parabolic curve, creates a weightless e... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9 - TRAINING - WEIGHTLESSNESS - ASTRONAUT MANEUVERING UNIT (AMU) - ZERO-GRAVITY - FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9 - TRAINING - WEIGHTLESSNESS - ASTRONAUT MANEUVERIN...

S66-31665 (3 May 1966) --- Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, pilot of the Gemini-9 spaceflight, participates in extravehicular training under zero-gravity conditions aboard a KC-135 aircraft. Here, he is donning the ... More

EVA Training Weightlessness, NASA Gemini program

EVA Training Weightlessness, NASA Gemini program

S66-40098 (17 June 1966) --- Astronaut Michael Collins, prime crew pilot of the Gemini-10 spaceflight, undergoes zero-gravity (weightlessness) training aboard an Air Force KC-135 aircraft. He practices with mic... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT WILLIAM A. ANDERS - TRAINING - PATRICK AFB (PAFB), FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT WILL...

S66-47856 (11 Aug. 1966) --- Astronaut William A. Anders, backup crew pilot of the Gemini-11 spaceflight, participates in extravehicular activity (EVA) training under zero-gravity conditions aboard a KC-135 air... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT WILLIAM A. ANDERS - TRAINING - PATRICK AFB (PAFB), FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT WILL...

S66-47857 (11 Aug. 1966) --- Astronaut William A. Anders, backup crew pilot of the Gemini-11 spaceflight, participates in extravehicular activity (EVA) training under zero-gravity conditions aboard a KC-135 air... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-12 (WEIGHTLESSNESS) - ASTRONAUT EDWIN E. ALDRIN, JR. - TRAINING - PATRICK AFB (PAFB), FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-12 (WEIGHTLESSNESS) - ASTRONAUT EDWIN E. ALDRIN, JR....

S66-56738 (4 Oct. 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., prime crew pilot of the Gemini-12 spaceflight, undergoes zero-gravity ingress and egress training aboard an Air Force KC-135 aircraft. He practices usi... More

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

S66-57365 (13 Oct. 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot for the Gemini-12 spaceflight, practices work tasks during zero-gravity training. He is standing in a mock-up of the Gemini spacecraft's adapter... More

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

S66-57387 (13 Oct. 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot for the Gemini-12 spaceflight, practices work tasks during zero-gravity training. He is secured to a mock-up of the Agena Target Docking Vehicle... More

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices work task aboard KC-135

S66-57353 (13 Oct. 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot for the Gemini-12 spaceflight, practices work tasks on a mock-up of the adapter section of a spacecraft. Training took place onboard an Air Forc... More

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices tether attachment aboard KC-135

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin practices tether attachment aboard KC-135

S66-57326 (13 Oct. 1966) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot for the Gemini-12 spaceflight, attaches tether to hooks on mock-up of the adapter section of a Gemini spacecraft. He is taking part in zero-grav... More

Tom McMurtry - chief of Dryden Flight Operations with STS mated to 747 SCA

Tom McMurtry - chief of Dryden Flight Operations with STS mated to 747...

Thomas C. McMurtry in front of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. He graduated in June 1957 from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. McMurtry had been part o... More

F-105D Thunderchief aircraft are refueled on their way to North Vietnam targets by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Thunderchiefs are being used to check the flow of North Vietnamese supplies and troops into the south. They interdict supply routes and destroy trucks and rolling stock

F-105D Thunderchief aircraft are refueled on their way to North Vietna...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Apollo 8 Reentry, NASA Moon program

Apollo 8 Reentry, NASA Moon program

(December 27, 1968) This Apollo 8 reentry photograph was taken by a U.S. Air Force ALOTS (Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System) camera mounted on a KC-135A aircraft flown at 40,000 ft altitude. Apollo 8... More

Saturn V S-IVB stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V S-IVB stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph was taken at the Redstone airfield, Huntsville, Alabama, during the unloading of the Saturn V S-IVB stage that housed the Orbital Workshop (OWS) from the Super Guppy, the NASA plane that was spe... More

AN air-to-air front view of an F-105D Thunderchief aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for refueling during flight. Aerial refueling and forward air control crews were honored by 388th Tactical Fighter Wing F-105D Thunderchief aircraft pilots in recognition of their successful coordinated combat mission. The day of the combat was called "Tanks a Million-That's a FAC" day

AN air-to-air front view of an F-105D Thunderchief aircraft approachin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Southeast Asia Scene Camera Operator: A1C Howard Fisher Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Wernher von Braun inside the KC-135 Reduced-Gravity flight

Wernher von Braun inside the KC-135 Reduced-Gravity flight

Dr. von Braun inside the KC-135 in flight. The KC-135 provide NASA's Reduced-Gravity Program the unique weightlessness or zero-g environment of space flight for testing and training of human and hardware reacti... More

Apollo 8 reentry photograph, NASA Apollo program

Apollo 8 reentry photograph, NASA Apollo program

S69-15592 (27 Dec. 1968) --- This Apollo 8 re-entry photograph was taken by U.S. Air Force Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) camera mounted on a KC-135-A aircraft flown at 40,000 feet altitud... More

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Prepares for Weightless Conditions

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Prepares for Weightless Conditions

Description: In preparation of the nation's first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11 crew members underwent training to practice activities they would be performing during the mission. In this photograph, astrona... More

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong being inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Hono

Former Dryden pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong being inducted i...

Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA High-Speed Flight S... More

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

In preparation of the nation’s first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11 crew members underwent training to practice activities they would be performing during the mission. In this photograph, astronaut Edwin E. A... More

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin undergoes zero-gravity training aboard KC-135

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin undergoes zero-gravity training aboard KC-135

S69-39269 (10 July 1969) --- Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, undergoes zero-gravity training aboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135 jet aircraft from nearby Pat... More

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

NASA's venerable B-52 mothership is seen here photographed from a KC-135 Tanker aircraft. The X-43 adapter is visible attached to the right wing. The B-52, used for launching experimental aircraft and for other... More

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

NASA's venerable B-52 mothership is seen here photographed from a KC-135 Tanker aircraft. The X-43 adapter is visible attached to the right wing. The B-52, used for launching experimental aircraft and for other... More

A US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 175th Fighter Wing (FW), approaches the extended refueling arm of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 108th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), New Jersey (NJ) Air National Guard (ANG), during routine training mission

A US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 175th Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael O'Hagan, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Hammer performs

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Hammer performs

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Hammer performs an eddy current check on the skin of a KC-135 Stratotanker. The compact, lightweight eddy current machine induces a surface current into the metal and return... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard with Modular Equipment Transporter aboard KC-135

Astronaut Alan Shepard with Modular Equipment Transporter aboard KC-13...

S70-53479 (4 Nov. 1970) -- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Apollo 14 commander, pulls the modular equipment transporter (MET) under weightless conditions aboard an Air Force KC-135 out of Patrick Air Force Base.... More

Lt. Col. Randall Sauer and 1st Lt. Jonathan Loper both

Lt. Col. Randall Sauer and 1st Lt. Jonathan Loper both

Lt. Col. Randall Sauer and 1st Lt. Jonathan Loper both KC-135 Stratotanker pilots with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., conduct a pre-flight checklist prior to a mission during Ri... More

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0024 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 16, 2018) - Tech. Sgt. Ryan Strole, 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, recovers a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from... More

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 10, 2016) Senior

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 10, 2016) Senior

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 10, 2016) Senior Airman Travis Krause, U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. , prepares to remove the boom... More

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker with the 465th Air

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker with the 465th Air

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron refuels U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Hornet over Hawaii in support of RIMPAC July 28, 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarin... More

180717-F-FS041-0394 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180717-F-FS041-0394 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180717-F-FS041-0394 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 17, 2018) - Master Sgt. Kevin Toney, 99th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor from a... More

Stratotanker Refuels During RIMPAC

Stratotanker Refuels During RIMPAC

180717-F-FS041-0025 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 17, 2018) - Tech. Sgt. Ryan Strole and Master Sgt. Chris Read, 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs assigned to Grissom Air Force Base... More

127th Wing at Selfridge, Air National Guard

127th Wing at Selfridge, Air National Guard

An A-10 Thunderbolt II and two KC-135 Stratotankers are seen near the Base Operations Building at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in the early morning hours of May 12, 2016. The two aircraft are flown by the ... More

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Master

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Master

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Master Sgt. Steven Switzer, a KC-135R in-flight refueling technician with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., operates the boom July ... More

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Lt Col.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Lt Col.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Lt Col. Ken Humphrey, a pilot with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., turns a KC-135 while on approach to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawai... More

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet with the "Argonauts" of

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet with the "Argonauts" of

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet with the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) leaves the vicinity after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker with the 465 Air Refueling Squadron, Tink... More

First  Lt. Jonathan Loper, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot

First Lt. Jonathan Loper, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot

First Lt. Jonathan Loper, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reviews flight brief material during Rim of the Pacific exercise, Joint Base Pearl Har... More

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM,

180716-F-FS041-0228 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 16, 2018) - Tech. Sgt. Timothy Hardy, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, rolls a fire extinguis... More

Stu Roosa in the KC-135. NASA public domain image colelction.

Stu Roosa in the KC-135. NASA public domain image colelction.

Stuart A. Roosa, backup crew command module pilot for Apollo 17, participates in extra vehicular activity simulation training aboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft. A mock-up of the Scientific Instrument Modu... More

Astronauts Cernan and Rossa participate in simulation aboard KC-135

Astronauts Cernan and Rossa participate in simulation aboard KC-135

S72-50270 (September 1972) --- Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission, participates in lunar surface extravehicular activity simulation training under one-sixth gravity con... More

Astronauts Cernan and Rossa participate in simulation aboard KC-135

Astronauts Cernan and Rossa participate in simulation aboard KC-135

S72-50271 (September 1972) --- Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa, backup crew command module pilot of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission, participates in extravehicular activity simulation training under zero-gravity ... More

A YA-10 aircraft is refueled on the ground by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

A YA-10 aircraft is refueled on the ground by a KC-135 Stratotanker ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

An air-to-air rear view of a YA-10 aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker

An air-to-air rear view of a YA-10 aircraft being refueled by a KC-135...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

Silhouette view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as the sun sets behind it, during Exercise Jack Frost '76

Silhouette view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as the sun sets behi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JACK FROST '76 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... More

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom lowered, as an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft comes up line for refueling

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom low...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom connects and refuels an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom con...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is lowered to refuel an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft, that is coming up to meet the boom

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

Right side air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The KC-135 is preparing to refuel one of the F-4s. The aircraft are taking part in exercise SCARLET DUCK

Right side air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratot...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SCARLET DUCK Base: Moody Air Force Base State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: S... More

Astronauts Experience Weightlessness in the KC-135

Astronauts Experience Weightlessness in the KC-135

(1978) Six astronauts who had been in training at the Johnson Space Center for almost a year get a sample of weightlessness. They are onboard the NASA KC-135 that uses a special parabolic pattern to create brie... More

A view of the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A view of the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... More

A ground crewman checks the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft prior to a refueling mission. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A ground crewman checks the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratota...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... More

A close-up view of the refueling boom and drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A close-up view of the refueling boom and drogue of a KC-135 Stratotan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... More

KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator, MSGT Mike Carrol of the 170th Air Refueling Group, New Jersey National Guard, is in position to lower a boom for a refueling mission

KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator, MSGT Mike Carrol of the 170th Air R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcguire Air Force Base State: New Jersey (NJ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael E. Caldwell Release St... More

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refuels an Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) A-7E Corsair II aircraft in flight as another VA-12 A-7E Corsair II flies alongside

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refuels an Attack Squadron 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of the flight line with two B-52 Stratofortress aircraft flanked by two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An elevated view of the flight line with two B-52 Stratofortress aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tinker Air Force Base State: Oklahoma (OK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul N. Hayashi Release Status: R... More

ASTRONAUT YOUNG, JOHN W. - ZERO-GRAVITY (ZERO-G) - KC-135

ASTRONAUT YOUNG, JOHN W. - ZERO-GRAVITY (ZERO-G) - KC-135

S79-30347 (31 March 1979) --- Taking advantage of a brief period of zero-gravity afforded aboard a KC-135 flying a parabolic curve, the flight crew of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1) goes th... More

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

EC79-11484 The KC-135 with the winglets in flight over the San Gabriel mountains, south of Edwards AFB. While wind tunnel tests suggested that winglets - developed by NASA Langley's Richard Whitcomb - would sig... More

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

ECN-11353 KC-135A in flight - winglet study July 25, 1979 NASA Photo / KC-135 Project Description NASA Identifier: 327904main_ECN-11353

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

NASA KC-135 Stratotanker, Dryden history gallery

EC79-11314 KC-135A in flight - winglet study During the 1970s, the focus at Dryden shifted from high-speed and high-altitude flight to incremental improvements in technology and aircraft efficiency. One manifes... More

Guion Bluford Experiences Weightlessness on the KC-135

Guion Bluford Experiences Weightlessness on the KC-135

(March 2, 1979) Astronaut Guion S. Bluford and Aviation Safety Officer Charles F. Hayes got a unique perspective of their environment during a zero gravity flight. They are aboard a KC-135 aircraft, also known ... More

Space Shuttle -- March 1979, NASA Space suits history

Space Shuttle -- March 1979, NASA Space suits history

Taking advantage of a brief period of microgravity afforded aboard a KC-135 flying a parabolic curve, the flight crew of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1) goes through a spacesuit-donning exer... More

A KC-135 Stratotanker, C-141B Starlifter and C-5A Galaxy aircraft parked on the flight line

A KC-135 Stratotanker, C-141B Starlifter and C-5A Galaxy aircraft park...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Sra Nicholas C. Guerrier Release Status:... More

Space shuttle Shuttle - Crew Candidates

Space shuttle Shuttle - Crew Candidates

Astronaut -Candidate (ASCAN) Guion S. Bluford and Aviation Safety Officer Charles F. Hayes got a unique perspective of their environment during a zero- gravity flight. They are aboard a KC-135 Aircraft, which f... More

Astronaut Guion S. Bluford and others participate in zero-g studies

Astronaut Guion S. Bluford and others participate in zero-g studies

S79-28602 (2 March 1979) --- Astronaut candidate Guion S. Bluford and Aviation Safety Officer Charles F. Hayes got a unique perspective of their environment during a zero gravity flight. They are aboard a KC-13... More

A view from the cockpit of a 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, F-4 Phantom II aircraft as two other F-4s form up near a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for aerial refueling

A view from the cockpit of a 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hawaii A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right side view of two 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4 Phantom II aircraft flying in formation with a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. In the background is the Honolulu skyline

An air to air right side view of two 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Honolulu State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released to P... More

A photographer watches from the back seat of a 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, F-4 Phantom II aircraft as it approaches the refueling boom of a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

A photographer watches from the back seat of a 199th Tactical Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Air National Guard boom operator aboard a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft computes the amount of fuel necessary for an aerial refueling mission

An Air National Guard boom operator aboard a 161st Air Refueling Group...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

ZERO-G - Crippen, Robert L.. NASA public domain image colelction.

ZERO-G - Crippen, Robert L.. NASA public domain image colelction.

Zero-gravity experiments in KC-135 conducted by John Young, Robert L. Crippen, Joseph Kerwin, and Margaret Seddon. 1. Kerwin, Joseph - Zero-G 2. Seddon, Margaret - Zero-G 3. Young, John - Zero-G 4. Aircraft - KC-135

Zero-g tests of involving Astronaut candidate Daniel C. Brandenstein

Zero-g tests of involving Astronaut candidate Daniel C. Brandenstein

Zero-g tests of involving Astronaut candidate Daniel C. Brandenstein. Brandenstein is shown flying in midair on the KC-135.

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during testing. The photograph was taken from the KC-135's boom section

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight during an engine icing test. The photograph was taken from the boom section of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

Front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in flight, as seen from the boom operator's section. The Stratofortress is carrying AGM-109 Tomahawk air-launched cruise missiles

Front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being refueled by a KC-13...

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KC-135A in flight - winglet study

KC-135A in flight - winglet study

During the 1970s, the focus at Dryden shifted from high-speed and high-altitude flight to incremental improvements in technology and aircraft efficiency. One manifestation of this trend occurred in the winglet ... More

KC-135A in flight - winglet study

KC-135A in flight - winglet study

This Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, besides being used extensively in its primary role as an inflight aircraft refueler, has assisted in several projects at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Califor... More

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