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Air Force advances rocket technology

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Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted September 7, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

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Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 2, 2016 by Bob Alvis

We who live here in the Antelope Valley are well aware of our famous Air Force Plant 42 that has contributed so much to Aerospace history for decades and employed thousands of workers that made that history possible.

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416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25, 2016.

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 418th Flight Test Squadron celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31, 2016. The event was held in the 418th hangar with one of the squadron’s KC-135 test planes. Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31. The KC-135 Stratotanker…

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Edwards civilian helps protect neighbors against fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph by Len Paris Flames consume a train bridge near Phelan, California, as the Blue Cut fire wreaks a swath of devastation recently. The fire burned more than 30,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. Even while fires are raging all over California, and the smoke from some impacts Edwards…

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Edwards sergeant honored at annual AFSA convention

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 photograph Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (left), 412th Mission Support Group, poses for a photo with Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, at the Air Force Sergeants Association Senior Leadership Meet and Greet Session during the AFSA Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention Aug. 24, 2016, in…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted September 2, 2016 by Jay Levine

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted August 31, 2016 by

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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