Space Ace

Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson is the First Space Ace. He Managed to Perform the First and Only Air-to-Space Kill in History by Shooting Down a Satellite with an F-15A Fighter Jet.

The United States Air Force made history on September 13, 1985. The first air-to-space missile was launched on this day, successfully destroying an orbiting satellite. This remarkable achievement gave America the upper hand against the Soviet Union during the US-Soviet Space Race. But did you know about the first space ace? Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson …

Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson is the First Space Ace. He Managed to Perform the First and Only Air-to-Space Kill in History by Shooting Down a Satellite with an F-15A Fighter Jet. Read More »