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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

Posted November 19, 2018 by

On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Brett Clashman
Defense

B-1 CBM+ goes live!

Posted November 19, 2018 by Brad Biagini

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-1 Program Office in coordination with the Product Support Engineering Division and C-5 community, is leading the way as an initial pilot program participant for Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+).

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Air Force announces bases to support B-21 Raider mission

Posted November 19, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, Calif., to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.

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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology project passes major milestone

Posted November 19, 2018 by

NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

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Space

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

Posted November 19, 2018 by

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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Space

AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Space

Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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Local

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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AV street renamed for American hero

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.

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