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Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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China Lake hosts RAAF for training, test deployment

The sea, air and land ranges at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., were abuzz with F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G “Growler” aircraft as more than 130 members of the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a large-scale, joint operational test and evaluation deployment at China Lake and Point Mugu from May 1 until June 3.

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…


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Headlines – August 18, 2017

Posted  August 18, 2017

News U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table – The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.     Business Trump disbands…

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News Briefs – August 18, 2017

Posted  August 18, 2017

Navy commander pleads guilty in massive corruption scandal A U.S. Navy commander has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million. Cmdr. Bobby Pitts of Virginia entered the plea Aug. 15 in San Diego. He’s the 18th person to plead guilty in connection…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 18, 2017

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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G-III aircraft from NASA Armstrong provides live TV coverage of solar eclipse across America

Posted  August 18, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Ore., at 9:05 a.m., PDT. Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun,…

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TALONS tested on commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for first time

Posted  August 18, 2017

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a 174-foot (53-meter) Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, evaluated the technology demonstration system over three days near Naval Station Mayport, Fla….

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