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...
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Team Edwards sends earthquake response to nearby base

Following two earthquakes that rocked California’s High Desert, Team Edwards provided emergency crews to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake near Ridgecrest, Calif., recently. According...

Fourth of July festivity narrowly misses jolt

Even the best of plans can’t always sidestep unplanned surprises. As the last of folks prepared to leave Lancaster Cemetery following a tribute to...

Quake rattles Southern California; some damage in Ridgecrest

Updated at 3:30 p.m., PDT. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on July 4, rattling nerves on...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Stratosphere for the People: Part II

In the first installment of my look back at the historic Lockheed XC-35, we learned of the run-up to the first flights of the...

Students gain insight into test pilot tasks

What keeps airplanes up? That’s one of the concepts students studied if they joined the Junior Test Pilot Program, offered for the third consecutive...

Something to celebrate on the 4th of July

It always seems the shortest stretch of time between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, the time measured between one barbecue get-together and the...

Stratolaunch pilot Evan Thomas talks first flight

Test pilot Evan Thomas shared what it was like to be part of the team that brought Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, to its...

DOD Test, Evaluation Director offers insight into future of testing

The Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association held their quarterly luncheon at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,...

Concept to reality: NASA marks milestones in development of electric X-57

NASA’s X-57 project has marked two critical milestones, taking two major steps toward demonstrating the benefits of electric propulsion for aviation. More general aviation aircraft...