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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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Student Airborne Earth Science Program celebrates 10th year

Posted July 20, 2018 by

NASA photograph Twenty-eight undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA airborne science program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency’s Earth Science research. Embarking on its tenth year, NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program, provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, mathematics and engineering to participate in all aspects…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation supporting Space Camp® scholarships

Posted July 11, 2018 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp® this week, July 8-13 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Ala.

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Early aviation: The realm of adventurers

Posted July 6, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Here in the record-setting Antelope Valley, we’ve become accustomed to the aviation milestones achieved in the skies above us, with major and minor records stacking up on almost a daily basis.

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First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport Jack Conroy’s Pregnant Guppy – First Flight to Mojave!

Posted July 6, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Many great ideas have been transferred from a person’s mind, through their fingers holding a pen, onto a paper napkin. That is exactly where a solution for hauling the S-1C rocket stage happened. The first stage of the American Saturn S-IV rocket was built by Boeing in 1961.

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First annual pilot’s Roll Call takes off

Posted July 6, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Maj. Martin “Sjeng” Van de Pol and James “JB” Brown unveil the F-15 during the first annual Pilot’s Roll Call at Bravery Brewery. All aerospace enthusiasts were invited to attend the event. Two fighter pilots walk into a bar… Dutch F-16 fighter pilot Maj. Martin “Sjeng” Van de Pol, Virgin…

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