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Local

High Desert Hangar Stories: Tony LeVier and the wall

Posted February 15, 2019 by Bob Alvis

With all due respect to the rock group Pink Floyd, back in 1950 there were very few “bricks in the wall” known as the sound barrier. Today, a multitude of pilots have added their names to the fraternity of those that have gone supersonic, but let’s look back at when it was just a handful.

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Local

The Golden Era of Test Flight: Another iconic aerospace hero has flown west

Posted February 15, 2019 by

NASA Test Pilot John A. Manke, Sr., age 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. A long-time resident of the Antelope Valley, Manke was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Selby, S.D. Manke attended the University of South Dakota before joining the U.S. Navy in 1951, during the Korean War.

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Space

DIA report details threats to America’s space-based world

Posted February 15, 2019 by Jim Garamone

Space enables the modern world, and the United States needs to maintain its progress in this critical domain if it hopes to lead in the future. That’s the conclusion of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s report titled “Challenges to Security in Space,” released today.

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Technology

NASA contracts to demonstrate unmanned aircraft technologies

Posted February 15, 2019 by

NASA has signed contracts with three industry partners in a bid to demonstrate progress in the use and eventual certification of systems critical to the safe operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System.

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Space

NASA’s record-setting opportunity Rover mission on Mars comes to end

Posted February 15, 2019 by

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.

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Defense

‘Trial by Flag’ for new F-35A pilots

Posted February 15, 2019 by

It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of chatter coming through his helmet. In the sky ahead are more than 60 advanced enemy aircraft, flown by some of the best fighter pilots in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.

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Veterans

Final resting place of USS Hornet CV-8 located in South Pacific

Posted February 14, 2019 by Courtesy of Paul Allen

Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet rests on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands, 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface as discovered last month by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.

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Defense

Army modernizing electronic warfare capabilities

Posted February 14, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Felicia Jagdatt

Iron Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division teamed up with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to conduct training using new electronic warfare (EW) equipment and techniques at Fort Bliss, Texas, in December.

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Defense

Evolution of Combat: Strike Eagle hits turning point in armed overwatch mission set

Posted February 11, 2019 by By Tech. Sgt. Daryl Knee

The national recognition of the survivors of the Battle of Robert’s Ridge in August 2018 has begun to have an effect on the way Air Force members pause to reflect on the history and heritage of the service. One snapshot reflection focuses on the integration of the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft as a valued contributor to the close-air-support mission set.

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Space & Technology

NASA seeks U.S. partners to develop reusable systems to land astronauts on moon

Posted February 11, 2019 by

As the next major step to return astronauts to the Moon under Space Policy Directive-1, NASA announced plans on Dec. 13 to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems for astronauts to land on the lunar surface.

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