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Mojave Air/Space Port improving facilities

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

The Mojave Air and Space Port is operated by the East Kern Airport District whose directors met for a regular meeting July 17. The directors formally welcomed their new director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. CEO Stuart Witt has approved two items to improve facilities, using the authority granted him by the board, for projects…

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School letter-writing project yields Congressional visit

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Students of Joe Walker Middle School had the honor of a personal visit from Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., of the 25th United States Congressional District. The congressman visited 8th grade history students last week at the school to answer their questions about current issues. This visit came as the result of their teacher’s request…

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Settlement clears way for cross in Mojave Desert

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Robert Jablon

A veterans group can restore a memorial cross in California’s Mojave Desert under a court settlement that ends a decade-old legal battle, the National Park Service said April 24. A federal judge approved the lawsuit settlement April 24, permitting the park service to turn over a remote hilltop area known as Sunrise Rock to a…

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Endeavour ferry flight rescheduled to Sept. 19

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NASA’s ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is rescheduled for Sept. 19 due to an unfavorable weather forecast along the flight path on Sept. 18. Endeavour now is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport Sept. 21. On Oct. 11, 2011, NASA transferred title and ownership of Endeavour…

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Grounded and flying high

Posted March 26, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

It doesn’t matter if his life is up in the air or firmly planted on a stage, Jacob Nelson, 21, is living the dream; both of them- and working towards his third.

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Mojave Transportation Museum is featured on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Aerotech NewsRadio hosted special guest Cathy Hansen, treasurer and founding member of the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation May 10. The non-profit foundation was started in 2002 and has continued to grow significantly since that time.

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War baby encourages Hillview students to follow their dreams

Posted November 16, 2012 by Diane Betzler

Sharon Estill Taylor grew up loving a father she never new; he died when she was only three weeks old, shot down over East Germany while flying his Lightning P-38 on a combat mission during World War II.

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I need a home…

Posted March 20, 2012 by

Theresa is a 2-year old Diluted Tortoiseshell Calico. She is a beautiful cat with her gray and peach coloring. She gets along well with other cats but does not like dogs as she had to fight off a dog to protect her kittens. Theresa is such a brave girl. The incident did not affect her…

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AV students prepare to leave for Space Camp

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Northrop Grumman Foundation will be sponsoring 48 middle school students and 16 middle schools teachers from across the country to attend Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., this summer. Students attending Space Camp will participate in a “space adventure” building a launching rockets, experience weightlessness in an astronaut-training simulator…

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Endeavour final ferry flight memento presentation

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Photograph courtesy of John Mlynar, City of Palmdale James Ledford (center), mayor of the City of Palmdale, Calif., holds an American flag and a plaque containing pins representing NASA and Palmdale that were presented to the city at a recent Palmdale City Council meeting by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center representatives Katrina Emery (left) and…

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