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High Desert Hangar Stories: The first plane to define Edwards AFB

Posted February 1, 2019 by Bob Alvis

In the long history of Edwards Air Force Base and Muroc Army Air Field, many amazing aircraft have called the base home. Many aviation “firsts” have taken place in the skies above that prehistoric lake bed that Gen. Hap Arnold said was “as level as a billiard table.”

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NASA Armstrong advanced science in 2018

Posted February 1, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

In its seventh decade of operation, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continued to advance the agency’s overall missions of aeronautics research, Earth and space science.

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Navy pioneer to be honored with all-female Missing Man Flyover

Posted February 1, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy’s first female jet pilot passed away Jan. 24, 2019, at her home in Tennessee. She was 65. Capt. Rosemary Mariner, United States Navy, Retired, died on January 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side. She was 65. Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautics at 19.

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Skunk Works: 75 years of excellence

Posted February 1, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

NASA image Artist’s concept of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or QueSST, that will begin flying in a few years. Whether in the air or on the ground, LockheedMartin Corporation leads the global village in technological advances involving the aerospace and security fields. At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® much of that effort focuses on…

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Lockheed Martin pilot reaches 1000 hours in U-2

Posted February 1, 2019 by Linda KC Reynolds

Ed “KTOWN” Knouse, 56, achieved the 1,000-hour milestone in the U-2 “Dragon Lady” while flying a high-altitude, test mission in the early morning hours of Nov. 28, 2018. The aircraft is capable of flying at over 70,000 feet.

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Space Port board considers honor for Rutan

Posted February 1, 2019 by Stuart Ibberson

The recent board of directors meeting at the Mojave Air and Space Port featured discussion on ways to honor aviation pioneer Burt Rutan. Employees of Scaled Composites, one of the companies Rutan founded at Mojave, and members of the airport community suggested adding Rutan Field to the air and spaceport’s name, to honor the man who some feel has been instrumental in the facility’s success.

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Space

To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world

Posted January 30, 2019 by

On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m., EST, the CAPER-2 mission launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on a 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket. Reaching an apogee of 480 miles high before splashing down in the Arctic Sea, the rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves that accelerate electrons into our atmosphere.

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Defense

Marine rifle squads get upgraded night vision devices

Posted January 30, 2019 by Barbara Hamby

An updated helmet-mounted night vision system is beginning to make its way to infantry units. Marine Corps Systems Command accelerated the acquisition of about 1,300 Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles using existing Defense Logistics Agency contracts.

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Lockheed Martin to develop cyber/EW podded system for U.S. Army

Posted January 30, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Prototype Project Agreement through an Other Transaction Agreement with Consortium Management Group on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace valued at $18 million to design, develop and test a cyber/electronic warfare podded system for the “Air Large” component of the U.S. Army’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare family of systems program.

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MQ-1B Predator accident report released

Posted January 30, 2019 by

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed Aug. 17, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while forward-deployed and participating in a combat support mission.

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