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X-56A crashes during flight test

Posted November 25, 2015 by

An Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored X-56A unmanned air vehicle crashed at approximately 9:30 a.m., PST, Nov. 19, on Rogers Dry Lakebed test range at Edwards AFB, Calif. The mishap occurred shortly after takeoff. Initial estimates report severe damage to the vehicle. There are no reports of injuries or property damage at this time. Edwards AFB…

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BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing

Posted November 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Posted September 15, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.

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Exchange program brings South Korean test pilots to TPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The Korean Test Pilot School brought two students and two instructors to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to fly T-38s and F-16s Oct. 30-Nov.  4.

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Pavement projects coming to golf course, lodging

Posted June 17, 2016 by

An upcoming pavement project will repair the parking lot for the golf course, the parking lot for Lodging (Bldg. 5601), and Crossfield Road at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project will start June 20 and will last approximately three weeks. Access and parking for the golf course will remain open although will be limited to half…

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Outgoing 461st FLTS commander selected for astronaut training

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Lt. Col. Raja Chari, commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He will report for duty this August.

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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G-III aircraft from NASA Armstrong provides live TV coverage of solar eclipse across America

Posted August 18, 2017 by

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Ore., at 9:05 a.m., PDT. Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun,…

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First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted January 15, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted October 9, 2015 by

Oct. 12-16 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Beef broccoli over white rice Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese, broccoli All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood & Anthony’s Pizza Food Facilities Available Menu subject…

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