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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Posted January 18, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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NASA Armstrong interns create new way to explore flight

Posted January 18, 2019 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Kendrick Morales, left, and Alexander Passofaro, right, work together to transition the software for the Aeronautics AR app from being target image dependent to deleting the target image. If you have ever dreamt of having a NASA aircraft in your living room, then you are in luck. Kendrick Morales, a…

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Food available during government shutdown

Posted January 18, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

Approximately 800,000 federal government employees are going without paychecks as a result of the government shutdown, which has temporarily rendered them jobless or forced them to work without pay. South Antelope Valley Emergency Services, a food pantry in Palmdale, will help during this time of need, according to Patricia Morales, the SAVES coordinator. “We are…

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Armstrong Chief Scientist Albion Bowers retires

Posted January 18, 2019 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Albion Bowers will soon retire as NASA Chief Scientist but will continue with his true love, mentoring students, whenever possible. Earning a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he began his career with NASA in the Graduate Student Research Program in 1982.

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

Posted January 14, 2019 by Linda KC Reynolds

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

Posted January 14, 2019 by AP

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Jan. 11 that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars. “This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary,” the…

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Coffee4Vets welcomes ‘Cujo’

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force Col. Ryan “Cujo” Blake visited with veterans from all branches, all eras of service at Coffee4vets on Jan. 8. Blake is commander of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® announces job growth, continued investment in Southern California

Posted January 5, 2019 by

With multiple recent contract wins, Lockheed Martin continues to fuel high-tech jobs in Southern California at its Aeronautics Skunk Works® facility in Palmdale, Calif. This growth is driving long-term innovation and making an economic impact in the state. Recently, the Skunk Works® and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development partnered to ensure…

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Astronaut Dreams made possible at Mojave Air & Spaceport!

Posted December 28, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Dec. 13, 2018, produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin Galactic team who had worked so diligently to see this day of seeing SpaceShipTwo climb into space.

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Varied holiday customs, traditions coexist at Edwards

Posted December 28, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Maj. Christopher Campbell, his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlotte. Maybe they decorate a Christmas tree and maybe not because the Airmen working at Edwards Air Force Base in California represent numerous multicultural backgrounds, symbolic of their generational family traditions during the holiday season. A total of 2,266 military…

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