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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted June 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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Banks awarded NASA Armstrong scholarship

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Sean Banks, second from left, accepts the 2017 NASA Armstrong Exchange John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Banks are his parents Dan Banks and Lorna Banks. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council presented its 2017 John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship Award to Sean Banks…

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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Posted October 18, 2017 by

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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Retailers/Restaurants offer Veterans Day Discounts

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Many retailers and restaurants are offering special discounts for veterans this Veterans Day. Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214, Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued…

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Flying into 2018

Posted January 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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California rejects border duties for troops

Posted April 18, 2018 by Elliot Spagat

California has rejected terms of the federal government’s initial plans for sending National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the…

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Virgin Galactic conducts second test flight of VSS Unity

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Sir Richard Branson joined Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company teams May 29, on the Mojave Air and Space Port flight line, to witness VSS Unity’s second successful, supersonic, rocket powered test flight.

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Breaking the sound barrier: The not-so-impenetrable wall

Posted August 3, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Looking back at the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947, it’s interesting to recall all the stories and tales that surround that one special October day at Muroc/Edwards.

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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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