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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Bus service begins at Edwards

Posted January 25, 2019 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Antelope Valley Transit Authority began Route 747 bus service to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019. People interested in taking the bus to base can check out the AVTA Edwards Bus service brochure. The brochure outlines the bus schedule, stop locations and fees. From now until…

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Celebrating 31st Anniversary of the Milestone Flight of Voyager

Posted December 29, 2017 by Cathy Hansen

A packed house turned out at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Dec. 16 to hear Dick Rutan talk about the 1986 Voyager non-stop, round-the-world and unrefueled trip that took place 31 years ago.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula The Phantom Eye aircraft was towed in pieces to the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar Aug. 17, 2016. On June 1, 2012, Boeing’s Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly…

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Aerospace workers spruce up Painted Turtle Camp

Posted October 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Aerospace workers volunteer to help spruce up the Painted Turtle Camp where children who are faced with life-threatening and chronic illnesses have the opportunity to have a fun-filled camping experience. The year-round programming for campers is provided free of charge. Armed with hoes, rakes, elbow grease and a whole lot…

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NASA takes next step in green aviation X-planes plans

Posted October 21, 2016 by

At the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization Oct. 6, 191 countries reached a global climate deal to reduce carbon emissions from aviation.

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Sailor overcomes adversity for successful Navy career

Posted December 21, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Heroes come in all sizes, shapes and yes, colors too — A favorite among heroes is the American hero, of which this country has many … Lancaster, Calif., resident James Phoreman is an American hero. You won’t hear that from Phoreman, because he doesn’t consider himself a hero. He is, however, an amazing man full of the stuff that heroes are all about.

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Students participate in Intermediate Space Challenge at the Mojave Air and Space Port

Posted June 2, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Students from the Mojave Unified School District took part in the 13th annual Intermediate Space Challenge at the Mojave Air and Space Port where they cheered for their creations and joined in the count down of 25 other rockets.

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted January 6, 2017 by Matt Kamlet,

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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Local hero honored

Posted February 8, 2019 by Dennis Anderson

On a mission in December1944, Charles “Charlie” Rader, was top turret gunner, one of a 10-man crew on a B-17 heavy bomber from the “Rum Hounds” Squadron, flying out of Foggia, Italy, with the 15th Air Force.

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