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NASA mobilizes to aid California fires response

Posted November 21, 2018 by

For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage assessments that can be used by disaster managers battling the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California.

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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

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On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.

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Air Force announces bases to support B-21 Raider mission

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The U.S. Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, Calif., to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.

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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology project passes major milestone

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NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

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Supersonic commercial travel begins to take shape at Skunk Works

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Lockheed Martin photograph A machinist prepares the milling equipment for the first manufactured part of the aircraft structure for the X-59 QueSST at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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Mojave Air & Space Port marks Veterans Day

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Photograph by Cathy Hansen The U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard from Rosamond High School, directed by Aerospace Science Instructor Master Sgt. Wayne Taylor, presented the Colors before the National Anthem performed by Timothy Lomba and the Invocation by Pastor Charles Lowery, Heirs with Christ Church. Mojave has a long tradition of honoring its…

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Lancaster Cemetery to support Wreaths Across America

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The Antelope Valley Cemetery District Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery have once again teamed up with Wreaths Across America as part of a nationwide remembrance ceremony to take place at Lancaster Cemetery at 9 .m., Dec. 15. “We are proud and honored to be participating in this national event to…

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Veterans’ military ball ends with tank you note

Posted November 16, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Lisa Kinison Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Veterans Military Ball. Maybe they served in World War II, the Korean War, during the Vietnam era, or in Desert Storm. Regardless of their branch in…

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Posted November 16, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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