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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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NASA Armstrong hosts ISS downlink

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Eric Swanson was eager to ask Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, a NASA astronaut, if she along with her crewmates were able to grow plants aboard the International Space Station.

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Into the mesosphere at Mach 2.4

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Virgin Galactic conducted a supersonic test flight July 26 of VSS Unity, a rocket-powered piloted spaceship that will carry commercial passengers and scientific payloads to space.

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Sun-powered cars show off STEM students’ ingenuity

Posted July 27, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Fueled only by the sun’s rays, 26 custom-built cars made their way across the United States on a trek that ended at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, Calif., July 23, 2018, for the finale of this year’s Solar Car Challenge.

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Annual Civ-Mil barbecue welcomes new commander

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph by Kane Wickham Newly installed 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, speaks at the 29th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group barbecue at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif., July 20. More than 100 people from throughout the Antelope Valley, to include U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, and…

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Joe Walker: Aviation hero and family man

Posted July 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

After all these years, it amazes me that every time I sit down it doesn’t take long for another aspect of valley aviation history to make its way through my keyboard, to the pages of Aerotech and to you.

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NASA education opportunity leads four students to careers at JPL

Posted July 20, 2018 by

When Jesse Mendoza began school as a first-generation student in his family, the possibility of working in the space exploration business was difficult to envision as a possible career path. Today he is a full-time engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.

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‘The Voice’ at Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower Retires

Posted July 20, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Mark Stucky presents SS2 model to Carl Ingram. Carl Ingram, Air Traffic Control manager at Dynamic Science Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower since April 2006, retired at the end of June. A distinctive deep voice separated Ingram from the typical voice a pilot might hear when calling an airport control tower. He was…

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Teichert takes command of 412th Test Wing

Posted July 20, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III gives his first salute to his workforce after assuming command of the 412th Test Wing July 18 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert…

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