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NASA chief technologist visits Mojave innovators

Posted February 1, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida NASA Dryden engineer and project manager Jerry Budd shows off the recently completed 1/3-scale Twin Ventus glider center section that would be used to flight validate the aerodynamics of his Towed Glider Air-Launch concept to NASA chief technologist Mason Peck and deputy chief technologist Jim Adams as Dryden’s technology chief…

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Lockheed chief test pilot hits 1,000 hours in Raptor

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Friends and family gathered April 6 to congratulate F-22 Lockheed Martin Chief Test Pilot James “JB” Brown III on his 1,000 hours of flying an F-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brown is the first test pilot to reach 1,000 hours in a Raptor. Guests cheered as…

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NASA aircraft to fly over Los Angeles area Aug. 25

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NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights over the Los Angeles area Aug. 25. Two NASA jets, a T-38 and an F-18, will fly approximately 1,500 feet above Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m., PDT. If delayed by weather or other circumstances, the jets will fly at 12:30…

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Mojave Air & Space Port improvements continue

Posted May 15, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

Actions by the Mojave ASP board continue to be directed at improvements in its physical facilities, pre-planning for an FAA grant, and how to handle the Plane Crazy Saturday event. Plane Crazy Saturday is sponsored by the Mojave Transportation Museum and takes place each third Saturday of the month. Pilots are invited to fly in…

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Northrop Grumman provides Azusa elementary students with needed school supplies

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AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, Calif., campus recently concluded its third annual pencil box drive to benefit the Azusa Unified School District’s Mountain View Elementary School. “Thanks to the charitable efforts by employees at the Azusa campus, every student at Mountain View now has needed items such as pencils, crayons, rulers and many other…

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New director sees Mojave as great location for R&D

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Mojave Air and Space Port now has a director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. Drees brings more than 12 years of experience in strategy and business development, and has held management positions for growing technology...

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Revitalize Mojave money on the way as plan is unveiled

Posted February 13, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

An enthusiastic group of stake holders welcomed the Community Revitalization Vision Plan presented Jan. 31 at the Mojave Veterans Building. The Kern County Planning and Community Development consultants showed what Mojave might look like in the future. The vision is based on wishes expressed in last years’ workshops, to which all community members were invited….

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

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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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