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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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Allies in the sky

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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What’s your Green Dot? Edwards Key Spouses roll in on Green Dot training

Nearly all employees, military and civilian, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have completed Green Dot training and are familiar with the concepts. But what they may not know is that the training isn’t limited to Edwards’ workforce.


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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

Posted  May 19, 2017

On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.

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AFMC commander Pawlikowski visits Edwards

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Maj. Timothy Lau, 419th Flight Test Squadron, takes Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, around a B-52 Stratofortress used for flight test missions before taking off on an orientation flight May 12, 2017. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, visited Edwards Air Force…

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Salutes & Awards

412th TW recognizes 2017 first quarter awardees

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Airman 1st Class Latoya Person, 412th Maintenance Group, gets to play a game like on “The Price is Right” game show at the 412th Test Wing First Quarter Award Ceremony May 16, 2017, at the Edwards Air Force Base, Claif., base theater. The game show host was Senior Master…

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted  May 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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Police Week honors fallen officers, defenders

Posted  May 12, 2017

National Police Week is a time when we honor those police officers who have sacrificed their lives in service to their communities.

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