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AVBOT honors McBride for navigating change

Posted March 3, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride accepted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Navigating Change Award at the 2017 Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 24.

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Edwards schools secure $63.5 million DOD grant to modernize

Posted April 7, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Irving L. Branch Elementary on Edwards was built in the 1950s. The future just got brighter for the schools at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., thanks to a $63.5 million Department of Defense grant that was approved last week. The grant will go to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, which oversees…

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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. 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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HT July 7

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U.S. Air Force Airman Elie Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits…

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Dream Chaser undergoes captive carry test at Edwards

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser underwent a captive carry test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Aug. 30. A Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT Chinook helicopter carried the Dream Chaser over Edwards for about an hour.

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A Gathering of Eagles: James E. Brown III

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Jim Brown graduated “With Distinction” from the Virginia Military Institute in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy University, and completed graduate study in Mechanical Engineering with California State University–Fresno. Following two European tours flying the F-4 and F-5, he was selected to attend the…

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Ready to fly

Posted December 1, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

A replica model of the original Red Bull Stratos Capsule will soon be on its way to the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait, where it will be permanently displayed.

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MiG-21UM arrives at National Test Pilot School

Posted February 2, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

A warm, sunny day and a bright blue sky were a perfect backdrop for the grand arrival of a MiG-21UM piloted by Jim “JB” Brown, vice president and chief operating officer of the National Test Pilot School, at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., welcomes hundreds of guests to the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. FIRST is designed to ignite curiosity and STEM passion in students K-12. The Antelope Valley hosted its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in…

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