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Virgin Galactic flexes SpaceShipTwo’s unique feather mechanism in second supersonic flight

Posted September 6, 2013 by

Sept. 5, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, successfully completed the second rocket-powered, supersonic flight of its passenger carrying reusable space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo.

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Fuels testing laboratory dedicated at Plant 42

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 13 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., to commemorate the official dedication of the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants facility. Timothy Hughes, Aeronautical Systems Center Detachment 1 acting director of Air Force Plant 42, welcomed Lt. Col. Tam Gaffney, Defense…

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New LEAPS program featured on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted September 6, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Photographs by Rebecca Amber Deputy Mike Rust from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department. Aerotech NewsRadio hosted live interview about the new Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) Aug. 30. LEAPS began its 365-day contract between the City of Lancaster, Aeroview LLC. And Spiral Technology Inc. Aug. 24. In studio to talk about the system were President…

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A raft and a prayer

Posted November 16, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

A typhoon named “Ida” took a crew of 31 sailors by surprise and sent their ship to the bottom of the ocean. This was the story of Bill Harrison in 1945 shortly after the conclusion of World War II. In honor of Veterans Day, Harrison was invited to share his story at a special “Salute…

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Herman discusses plans for the Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Dr. Laura Herman, Principal at Highland High School, has been selected to serve as the Headmaster of the new Palmdale Aerospace Academy in Palmdale, Calif.

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School letter-writing project yields Congressional visit

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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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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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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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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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