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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Local

AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Local

Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula Local

418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.


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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  April 8, 2016

April 11-15 Monday Beef and broccoli White rice Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Pork loin Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Rice pilaf and vegetables Vegetables All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood and Anthony’s Pizza…

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted  July 23, 2016

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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News Briefs – January 8, 2016

Posted  January 8, 2016

Road work Phase II of pavement repair on Rosamond Boulevard began began Jan. 5 and will continue through Jan. 15. Once again, traffic will be reduced to one lane each way for a stretch of two miles for approximately two weeks. The speed limit around the construction will be reduced to 45 mph. Drivers should…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted  March 10, 2017

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  December 18, 2015

Dec. 21-25 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Pork shanks Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Thursday No Special Friday Closed Christmas Day All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood and Anthony’s Pizza Food…

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