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Astronaut Dreams made possible at Mojave Air & Spaceport!

Posted December 28, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Dec. 13, 2018, produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin Galactic team who had worked so diligently to see this day of seeing SpaceShipTwo climb into space.

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AFRL launches new approach to promote STEM classes

Posted November 16, 2016 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is launching a new program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes and announces the first six projects started in local high schools this year in that effort.

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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

Posted October 21, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Posted November 16, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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HT Dec 4

Posted December 4, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force A1C Deanna L. Dawson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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Four Lockheed Martin facilities recognized with top security award

Posted July 12, 2017 by

The Defense Security Service recognized Lockheed Martin sites in Chelmsford, Mass.; Marietta, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; and Palmdale, Calif., with the 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. The award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on industry contractors that are cleared to protect U.S. Department of Defense information. Out of approximately…

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Interorbital Systems founder shares vision of affordable satellites

Posted November 26, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Randa Milliron, CEO and co-founder of Interorbital Systems Corporation, was a guest speaker participating in a series of educational talks hosted by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade.

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Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.

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A Gathering of Eagles: Steve “Hooter” Rainey

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Steve Rainey is a 1980 Engineering Mechanics graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He attended pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., and flew F-4s at Ramstien Air Base, Germany. Rainey received his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1991…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted April 21, 2017 by Bob Alvis

World War I was over 100 years ago and, to many, it’s a faded memory of just another war that exists only in the history books.

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