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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted May 20, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.

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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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Antelope Valley Board of Trade hosts monthly meeting

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Debbie Lovrich, executive director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, hosts guest speakers Executive Vice President of the Tesla Foundation Group, Keith Coleman (left), and Congressman Steve Knight during the August meeting. Knight updated the board on legislation, while Coleman introduced the Tesla Foundation to the board. Congressman Steve…

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Aerospace workers spruce up The Painted Turtle camp

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy campers – Employees from Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TSC, UTC Aerospace, Virgin Galactic and Woodward volunteered to help spruce up The Painted Turtle camp, right in time for the next session. The year-round camp is for children with serious and life threatening diseases. Armed with hoes,…

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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Rumble on the Red Planet

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College students built Mars rovers at a competition Oct. 16 through 19 at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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NASA X-57 simulator prepares pilots, engineers for flight of electric X-plane

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When it comes to NASA X-planes, no amount of preparation, training or precaution is too great. These experimental aircraft, which have historically pushed the boundaries of aeronautics, feature exploratory designs and systems with which even the most experienced pilots have little actual practice.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 3, 2017 by Bob Alvis

The young man looking in the bombsite of his B-24 was focused on his job as his plane was being battered about by enemy fire.

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NASA selects new technologies for flight tests for future space exploration

Posted March 3, 2017 by

NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to the real world. The selections were made for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program which organizes chances to fly…

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Out of the Black — F-117A test pilots share experiences

Posted April 7, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Once silent, the test pilots who flew the fabled F-117A Nighthawk “stealth fighter” are now free to share their stories with the public. Several of them did so at the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., March 24 and 25.

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