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NASA partners with industry for 2020 Unmanned Aircraft Demo in Airspace

Posted August 31, 2018 by

With a mutual interest in performing routine Unmanned Aircraft Systems flights in the National Airspace System, NASA is collaborating with industry through cooperative agreements that are expected to lead to flights in 2020. This Cooperative Agreement Notice allows for multiple cooperative agreements starting with the effective date of award until Sept. 30, 2020. The maximum…

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Lockheed recognizes local F-35 supplier with prestigious award

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin showcased its F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator Aug. 21 to elected officials and leaders in the business community at Crissair, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., and recipient of the 2017 Elite Supplier Award for its dedication and contribution to the success of the F-35 program.

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High Desert Hangar Stories

Posted August 17, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Of the many people I have met in my life, not one has quite the story that Steve Pisanos has — full of twists and turns, the tale of a poor boy from Athens, Greece and his desire to become a pilot and a U.S. citizen.

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Plane Crazy Saturday and SpaceShipOne

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Plane Crazy Saturday at the Mojave Air & Space Port is scheduled to run 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 18. This month’s special presentation features Dan Kreigh who will talk about designing and building SpaceShipOne with Burt Rutan. Kreigh has worked as an engineer at Scaled Composites for more than 30 years, has been a pilot…

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Vietnam-era medals presented

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 7, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., was at Crazy Otto’s on Ave. I in Lancaster, Calif., and presented medals to Nathan Blanco, a Vietnam War veteran who had not received his medals when discharged from the U.S. Army. Knight presented Blanco with an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam…

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Student-developed aircraft system provides key data

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Abbigail Waddell leaned over bundles of wires and circuit boards to see if a system she had helped develop with other interns for two summers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California was ready for testing.

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HT Aug 17

Posted August 17, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Rudy Villasenor 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 also earn four credits toward an…

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NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

Posted August 17, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross Erin Askins, center, accepts the 2018 NASA Armstrong Exchange Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Erin Askins is her mother, Dana Askins. The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to…

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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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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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