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Children prep for Women’s Equality Day

Posted July 22, 2016 by Taylor Steele

Air Force photograph by Taylor Steele On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified enabling all American women to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Edwards Air Force Base in California is celebrating this milestone through a series of community events in July and August leading up to Women’s Equality Day…

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NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

Posted July 22, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Media observe as ground crews tow NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory into its Palmdale, Calif., hangar. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center’s DC-8 airplane. ATom Deputy…

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RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Posted July 18, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted July 15, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Maj. Henry J. Deutschendorf was a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. A four-war pilot, he started his journey as a bomber pilot and would occupy that role for his time serving in the Air Force. Starting his family in 1943, married to his bride…

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

Posted July 15, 2016 by

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Branch Elementary student takes major stride by qualifying for Junior Olympics

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Eleven-year-old Zack Gilbertson completes a lap at the base track July 7 in preparation for an appearance in the 50th Annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships, which will be held in Sacramento, Calif., July 25-31, 2016. He is going to compete in the 3000 meter run…

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Palmdale Solar Falcon ready for Solar Car Challenge

Posted July 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Wrapped and ready to roll — Palmdale High School Principal Kristina Ramos takes a spin after the Solar Falcon Race Team unveiled their new car and paint wrap, the Solar Falcon 2.0, in front of their families, sponsors and those who helped make it possible. The team will compete in…

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National Test Pilot School is certified by EASA

Posted July 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The National Test Pilot School located at Mojave Air and Space Port recently received certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency which will enable the school to meet the agency’s new requirements to train civilian European test pilots.

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Museum launches ‘Give to Restore’ campaign

Posted July 15, 2016 by

Air Force photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is currently raising money to restore the museum’s YF-117A. The museum took possession of the aircraft in 2008, and it was on display at the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, Calif. After four years, however, the condition of the aircraft…

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Students pursue flying with help from the Ninety-Nines.

Posted July 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Becoming a pilot and inspiring others to fly, especially young females, is a dream come true for both Stephanie Luongo, 33, an employee of the National Test Pilot School, and Erin Hambrick, 32, an employee of Scaled Composites.

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