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Capt. Todd Pearson, 390th Fighter Squadron pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs pre-flight checks on an F-15A at the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing located at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., during the Celestial Eagle Remembrance Flight on Sept. 13. Captain Pearson’s father, retired Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson, flew the exact same F-15, now assigned to the 125th FW, exactly 22 years prior while accomplishing the only successful satellite kill by an aircraft launched missile in history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer)


Celestial Eagle: Historic F-15 anti-satellite mission remembered

Capt. Todd Pearson, 390th Fighter Squadron pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs pre-flight checks on an F-15A at the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing located at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., during the Celestial Eagle Remembrance Flight on Sept. 13. Captain Pearson’s father, retired Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson, flew the exact same F-15, now assigned to the 125th FW, exactly 22 years prior while accomplishing the only successful satellite kill by an aircraft launched missile in history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer)

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