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Aerospace Academy students demonstrate their enrichment

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Students at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently showcased their projects from throughout the school year during a semi-annual Exhibition of Learning. 

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Scaled Composites celebrates historic New Horizons mission with SpaceShipOne memento

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MOJAVE, Calif. — The first privately-funded vehicle to reach space and one of the most innovative crafts ever flown is part of space history again. A three-inch piece of SpaceShipOne was selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to accompany eight other mementos on the New Horizons spacecraft’s extraordinary journey to Pluto.   “SpaceShipOne is…

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Joe Walker Middle School’s robotics team headed to World Championship

Posted April 19, 2012 by

In November 2011, Joe Walker Middle School became home to the first Vex Robotics team in the Antelope Valley. In less than six months, the program has gone from upstart rookie to nationally ranked challenger. The team will next test their…

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Lancaster takes LEAPS towards a safer city

Posted September 4, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

The City of Lancaster has officially launched the Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS), designed to aid the L.A. County Sheriff's department in fighting crime and providing quicker response times for other emergencies.

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Company with DC-10 tankers leaving California for Wyoming

Posted May 17, 2013 by Mead Gruver

A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming. Victorville, Calif.,-based 10 Tanker Air Carrier operates two Boeing DC-10 passenger planes it has modified to drop up to 11,600 gallons of fire-retardant slurry. That’s about four times the capacity of the next-biggest large air tankers…

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Deployed Airman’s rosy return to Edwards

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Araceli Martinez, a military spouse and Commissary employee, expected an ordinary day on the job May 5.

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted June 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Northrop Grumman unveiled the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system June 4 at its Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space.

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Budget approved for Mojave Air Space Port

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

At the June 19 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, the board, which operates the Mojave Air and Space Port approved the 20212-2013 budget. The airport financial years runs July 1 to June 30. The budget totals $12,608,778 and revenues equal expenses. In the absence of CEO Stuart Witt who was on a business…

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VEX robotics team reaches new heights

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After a proud showing at the World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year, Joe Walker STEALTH Academy’s VEX Robotics team set a new goal for the next school year. Their goal was to raise enough money to have two full robotics teams at Joe Walker and make VEX robotics an elective class rather than…

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