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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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‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus Dean Edwards brings laughs to Edwards

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kayla Fagan

Courtesy photograph Comedian Dean Edwards performed at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center April 27, 2017. Comedian Dean Edwards, star of MTV2’s “Guy Code” and a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, entertained 85 members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community April 27, 2017. The free comedy show was brought to Edwards AFB by…

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Edwards boom operators tops in the Air Force

Posted June 2, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy photograph Posing with the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award, from left to right: Master Sgt. Aaron Ray, 370th Flight Test Squadron; Master Sgt. Lindsay Moon, 418th Flight Test Squadron; Senior Master Sgt. Ernest Burns, 418th FLTS Detachment 1; Senior Master Sgt. Scott Scurlock, 370th FLTS; and Tech. Sgt. Adam Joachim, 418th FLTS….

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Aboard the USS Eisenhower

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Jessica L. Dowell Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., stands watch on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike). Ike is underway conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

When you ask people about what was going on before the X-1 ever showed up in the High Desert to keep pushing the envelope as to speed, you just get a blank stare.

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A Gathering of Eagles: Randall L. Neville

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Randy Neville recently retired from Boeing where he had been the chief pilot for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In that role, Randy was responsible for engineering flight-test activities related to all Boeing 787 airplane models, including working with engineering teams on the design requirements for current models and derivatives. Neville worked on the 787 from…

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