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Space

NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft

Posted August 6, 2018 by

NASA introduced to the world Aug. 3 the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station -- an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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Local

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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Defense

Stratcom commander highlights force readiness

Posted August 3, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The men and women of U.S. Strategic Command are ready to respond to any threat, Stratcom’s commander said Aug. 1 in La Vista, Nev. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten  noted positive developments regarding North Korea, including the United States and South Korea engaging in talks with that country.

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Space

Northrop Grumman-built, operated planet-seeking spacecraft begins multi-year mission

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has announced that NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has successfully reached its desired stable orbit and begun science operations.

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Local

First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport

Posted August 3, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Jerri Sabovich, widow of Dan Sabovich, first general manager of Mojave Airport, has made public the Mojave Airport scrapbook and hundreds of Dan’s photos that were taken during his more than 30 year tenure as manager.

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Civ-Mil hosts base leadership, locals at annual barbecue

Posted August 3, 2018 by Diane Betzler

It was that time of year again … a time when Frances Lane of Palmdale, Calif., opens the gates to her sprawling Hacienda Lane Ranch and welcomes military leaders from Edwards Air Force Base, community business leaders, government officials and just plain community folks.

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Local

NASA Armstrong hosts ISS downlink

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Eric Swanson was eager to ask Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, a NASA astronaut, if she along with her crewmates were able to grow plants aboard the International Space Station.

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Space

NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch

Posted August 1, 2018 by Madison Tuttle

NASA and commercial industry partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant advances in preparing to launch astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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Technology

California Air Guard drone helps authorities fight Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Sigenza

A critical aspect of fighting a raging wildfire, such as the Carr Fire in Northern California, comes from the skies and onto a sheet of paper.

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Business

Boeing to establish new aerospace, autonomy center

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Boeing announced plans Aug. 1 to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new mixed-use district in Kendall Square.

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