NASA Armstrong celebrates Apollo 50th anniversary

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently partnered with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to host an Apollo...

China Lake shifts into recovery activity

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake increased military and civilian presence on the base July 15 just 10 days after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake...

Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

The Air Force released a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program July 16, 2019. The request...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Lonely Rocket Man

Back in the 1970s, Elton John sang a haunting song about a lonely astronaut in a fictional space fantasy, speeding through the universe, surrounded...

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit – 30 years

The B-2 Spirit was first publicly displayed on Nov. 22, 1988, at United States Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, where it was...

CH-53E heavy lift helo reaches one million flight hours

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter reached a major milestone this year by logging more than one million flight hours since it first entered service...

VX-9 resumes flight ops at NAWS China Lake following earthquakes

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) resumed normal flight operations July 10 on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Southern California. Naval...

Virgin Orbit completes key drop test ahead of orbital test flight

The small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit successfully completed a key drop test of its LauncherOne vehicle July 10, the last major step in...

Guard deployed to help after California rocked by quakes

TRONA, Calif.--Two major earthquakes that hit towns in the Mojave Desert of California July 4 and 5 left behind cracked and burning buildings, closed...

AFRL supports Thunderbirds with aerospace technology

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show June 22-23, 2019, captivating young and old alike...