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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

Posted January 15, 2018 by AP

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

Posted January 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts

Posted January 12, 2018 by Capt. Roderick Bersamina

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif., are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides.

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NASA Armstrong partners with industry to achieve aeronautics, space milestones

Posted January 5, 2018 by

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supported the agency in 2017 by advancing flight research through a number of center milestones.

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HT January 5

Posted January 5, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Karlin B. Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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Celebrating 31st Anniversary of the Milestone Flight of Voyager

Posted December 29, 2017 by Cathy Hansen

A packed house turned out at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Dec. 16 to hear Dick Rutan talk about the 1986 Voyager non-stop, round-the-world and unrefueled trip that took place 31 years ago.

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F-35s from Edwards to perform Rose Parade flyover

Posted December 29, 2017 by

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron on Edwards Air Force Base will take part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. The fifth-generation fighters are scheduled to accompany a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb…

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Prototype space sensors take test ride on NASA ER-2

Posted December 22, 2017 by

Scientists recently completed test flights with prototypes of potential satellite sensors over the Western United States probing basic science questions about aerosols, clouds, air quality and global ocean ecosystems. The flight campaign called Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar sought to test capabilities of several proposed instruments for the Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem pre-formulation study. Aerosols are small solid…

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Local congressman visits Edwards

Posted December 22, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., addresses a group at Edwards’ Stripes Lounge, Dec. 15, 2017. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15, 2017. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association…

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Seeing an X-plane’s sonic boom

Posted December 18, 2017 by

When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images. Thanks to the completion of a recent flight test series at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, the agency is a step closer to being able to visually capture the shockwaves of NASA’s future Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft,…

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