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Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020.

Defense

New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.

News

Historic plane crashes into grounds of state prison

An historic Northrop N9M flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. The crash occurred just after noon. Officials say the planes disintegrated and burst into flames. The plane was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., about 10 miles from the…

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High Desert Hangar Stories

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

Local

World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.


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Love for flying kept last KC-135 flight engineer flying for decades

Posted  February 24, 2017

After a career that has spanned almost four decades, the last Air Force flight engineer for the KC-135 Stratotanker is set to retire at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Defense

F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

Posted  December 2, 2016

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.

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News

News Briefs – May 9, 2018

Posted  May 9, 2018

Two Marines shot during live-fire training exercise – The U.S. Marine Corps says two Marines were shot during a live-fire training exercise at a Southern California base involving hundreds of troops. The military says both were airlifted May 6 from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at the Twentynine Palms base east of San…

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Defense

Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted  February 8, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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Defense

Facility at Arnold remains primary altitude test support for Stage 2, 3 Minuteman ICBM

Posted  June 9, 2017

Due to its unique capabilities, J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base is the primary altitude simulation testing facility for the Minuteman Stage 2 and 3 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.

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