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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Posted June 13, 2018 by

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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NASA pays tribute to three tragedies and lessons noted

Posted February 17, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA centers across the country paid tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Jan. 26 during a Day of Remembrance, and a special talk at NASA Armstrong Feb. 9 by Assistant Director for Strategic Implementation, Steven Schmidt.

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F-35A completes first live air-to-air ‘kill’ test

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The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile and directly hitting a drone over a military test range off the California coast July 28.

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Defenders come home

Posted August 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice commander (right), welcomes home members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron who have just returned from their deployment Aug. 4, 2017. Seventeen members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were officially welcomed home Aug. 4, 2017….

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Permission Granted at the Mojave Air & Spaceport

Posted December 18, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

About to hang up his CEO hat, Stuart O. Witt claims it was luck that landed him the position as CEO and manager of Mojave Air and Spaceport nearly 14 years ago.

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Class of 2020 Knight Military Academy Appointments Send-Off Event at AVC

Posted June 22, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sixteen students will soon be embarking on a new journey -- a military education at some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Out of those students, four were nominated by Congressman Steve Knight.

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USS Stennis operations

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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Mojave Fly-in displays more than planes

Posted May 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Planes, brains and automobiles where all part of the 5th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where pilots and flight enthusiasts gathered from around the country to display their aircraft, break world records and learn from other builders.

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NASA Chief Scientist expands his astronaut autograph collection

Posted July 6, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds On a mission: NASA’s Chief Scientist Albion Bowers has all but one astronaut’s autograph to complete his collection of 31 astronauts that have flown in Apollo, Mercury and Gemini missions. He has all 12 “moonwalkers” signatures but is still trying to find one from Apollo 1 astronaut Gus Grissom. Growing…

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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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