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High Desert Hangar Stories

Posted August 17, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Of the many people I have met in my life, not one has quite the story that Steve Pisanos has — full of twists and turns, the tale of a poor boy from Athens, Greece and his desire to become a pilot and a U.S. citizen.

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Plane Crazy Saturday and SpaceShipOne

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Plane Crazy Saturday at the Mojave Air & Space Port is scheduled to run 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 18. This month’s special presentation features Dan Kreigh who will talk about designing and building SpaceShipOne with Burt Rutan. Kreigh has worked as an engineer at Scaled Composites for more than 30 years, has been a pilot…

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Vietnam-era medals presented

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Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 7, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., was at Crazy Otto’s on Ave. I in Lancaster, Calif., and presented medals to Nathan Blanco, a Vietnam War veteran who had not received his medals when discharged from the U.S. Army. Knight presented Blanco with an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam…

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Student-developed aircraft system provides key data

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Abbigail Waddell leaned over bundles of wires and circuit boards to see if a system she had helped develop with other interns for two summers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California was ready for testing.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Rudy Villasenor 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 credits toward an…

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NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

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NASA photograph by Jim Ross Erin Askins, center, accepts the 2018 NASA Armstrong Exchange Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Erin Askins is her mother, Dana Askins. The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to…

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Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

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Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.

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Breaking the sound barrier: The not-so-impenetrable wall

Posted August 3, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Looking back at the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947, it’s interesting to recall all the stories and tales that surround that one special October day at Muroc/Edwards.

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First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport

Posted August 3, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Jerri Sabovich, widow of Dan Sabovich, first general manager of Mojave Airport, has made public the Mojave Airport scrapbook and hundreds of Dan’s photos that were taken during his more than 30 year tenure as manager.

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Civ-Mil hosts base leadership, locals at annual barbecue

Posted August 3, 2018 by Diane Betzler

It was that time of year again … a time when Frances Lane of Palmdale, Calif., opens the gates to her sprawling Hacienda Lane Ranch and welcomes military leaders from Edwards Air Force Base, community business leaders, government officials and just plain community folks.

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