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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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New commander introduced at mission support group

Col. Jeffry Hollman took the reins of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during an assumption of command ceremony held at Club Muroc June 4, 2018.

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KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests

A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2018, for flight tests.


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Gold Star families recognized here

Posted  August 21, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Col. Norm West, 412th Medical Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Donald Cook, 412th MDG superintendent, display the new Gold Star Family parking space in front of Edwards Main Clinic. On May 15, the Air Force introduced a service-wide Gold Star…

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F-35 developmental testers surge toward IOC

Posted  August 21, 2017

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is famous for aviation firsts, but the F-35 Developmental Test team recently achieved the opposite, an aviation last.

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Small UAS helps fire fighters during exercise

Posted  August 18, 2017

Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., teamed with the Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force to use small unmanned aircraft systems to increase their emergency response capabilities during two aircraft crash exercises held July 31 and Aug. 3, 2017. 

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

Posted  August 18, 2017

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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New airliner tests at Edwards

Posted  August 18, 2017

Boeing photograph by Paul Weatherman A Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its newest airliner at Edwards recently. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the opportunity to conduct flight tests at Edwards given the base’s unique…

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