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Virgin Orbit completes key drop test ahead of orbital test flight

The small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit successfully completed a key drop test of its LauncherOne vehicle July 10, the last major step in...

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...

NAWS China Lake evacuated after earthquake, California Guard sending 200 troops...

RIDGECREST, Calif.--The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters,...

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...

Aviation legend Bob Gilliland passes

Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, former Lockheed test pilot and the first man to fly the iconic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the world’s fastest aircraft,...

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...

412th command duo visits weapons team

Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 412th Test Wing Command Chief, visit the 412th Maintenance...

Command Chief visits K-9 kennels

Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 412th Test Wing Command Chief, visits the 412th Security Forces' working dog kennels at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,...