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Stratolaunch moves closer to first flight

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The world’s largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, moved closer to making its first flight Feb. 24-25 as it completed another major milestone. At the Mojave Air and Space Port, the aircraft sped down the runway at 40 knots (46mph) in its latest low-speed taxi test, firing all six of its 8,940-pound engines. In a written statement…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted March 18, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Being the Air Force guy that I am, I used to find it hard sometimes to share stories of other branches of the military.

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Nine Edwards majors selected for lieutenant colonel

Posted May 31, 2017 by

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., announced last week that nine majors assigned here have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Congratulations to the selectees who have achieved the next rank. Lieutenant colonel selectees Maj. Daniel Alix, 461st Flight Test Squadron Maj. Clifton Bell, 419th Flight Test Squadron Maj. David…

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NASA’s high-altitude plane takes to sky for GOES-16 field campaign

Posted April 21, 2017 by

A NASA ER-2 high-altitude plane has taken to the air to complete phase one of the 11-week GOES-16 Field Campaign to ensure NOAA's GOES-16 satellite provides precise satellite measurements, which will improve forecasting.

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