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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Posted August 18, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

Posted August 18, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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China Lake hosts RAAF for training, test deployment

Posted August 18, 2017 by

The sea, air and land ranges at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., were abuzz with F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G “Growler” aircraft as more than 130 members of the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a large-scale, joint operational test and evaluation deployment at China Lake and Point Mugu from May 1 until June 3.

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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NASA Armstrong interns soar at agency-wide networking event

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Interns from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California launched a rocket, toured space flight facilities and gained inspiration from an astronaut candidate at a NASA-wide intern networking event July 14 and 15 at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

Posted August 16, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Posted August 16, 2017 by Paul Holcomb

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

Posted August 16, 2017 by

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

Posted August 11, 2017 by

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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