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New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Posted October 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted October 7, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Sole Survivor and the legend of the Lady Be Good. Thinking back on all the movies made on the dry lakes of the Mojave Desert, I find one that carries a special mystic feeling about it is the ABC made-for-television movie Sole Survivor. The film is loosely based on the World War II story of…

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Fresh Eyes on Mars: Mars 2020 LVS tested through NASA’s FO program

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NASA tested new “eyes” for its next Mars rover mission on a rocket built by Masten Space Systems in Mojave, Calif., in 2014, thanks in part to NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, or FO program.

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Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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NASA Armstrong educating teachers

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Getting educated — Teachers Lori Britiset, Jaqueline Ortiz, Kathleen Hackel and Karla Ortiz attended a NASA workshop where they learned about water filtration and how critical it is for astronauts to recycle water. Just in time for Earth Science Week, Oct 9-15, teachers were shown several ways they can teach…

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Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000 hours

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Lockheed Martin aerial photographer Tom Reynolds didn’t have a clue that saying yes to a temporary, year-long assignment would turn into a 33-year career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Rosamond honors military, veterans

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Rosamond Community Queens left their tiaras and gowns at home and donned khaki outfits reminiscent of World War II-era uniforms. Their float, entitled “Heroes Don’t Wear Capes, They Wear Dog Tags” was one of the crowd’s favorites. The community of Rosamond honored those serving in the military during the 40th…

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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted October 7, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research

Posted October 7, 2016 by Jay Levine

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics sent 13 engineers and support staff to California’s Mojave Desert in September 1946 to assist in the quest for supersonic flight.

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NASA shares fine art collection with public

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Cam Martin, curator of NASA Armstrong’s fine arts program, gave a special narrated tour at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History which displayed more than five dozen pieces of aviation art commemorating Armstrong’s 70th anniversary. On public display for the very first time were California artist Robert Schaar’s 17-painting series of…

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