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December 8, 2017
 

NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

NASA photograph by Stu Broce

During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities state 65,000 acres have been burned and the fire remains zero percent contained.




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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California. The spaceship, named Unity, was carried aloft by its mother ship on Jan. 11 and released over the Mojave Desert. The craft was immediately put into a steep descent and...
 
 
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Flying into 2018

Photograph courtesy of Mark Holtzman Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan...
 
 
Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Christian Meyers

ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts

Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Christian Meyers A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with air crews and two Guardian Angel pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing Moffett Air National...