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Aerotech News Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – June 15, 2018 http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/ggjb/ Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edtion! We have SO MUCH GREAT READING in this week’s issue of Aerotech – starting with our cover story, the arrival…

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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 

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History at a rest stop!

Kramer Junction was originally west of its current location on Highway 58 out by Boron. When the 395 crossed the current 58, the historical four corners became a reality. All that was needed was an owner who could see the potential of this desert crossing to make it flourish. Many of us AV residents have been over these roads many times.

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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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Space

U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

Posted  November 17, 2017

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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Defense

Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive

Posted  November 17, 2017

Air Force photograph by Lisa Donauer Left to right: Charles Stevens, Turbine Engine Division Lead Engineer, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory; Dr. Dale Carson, Technical Adviser Propulsion, Engineering Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Ian Whittle; and Dr. Chuck Cross, Chief of Turbine Engine Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory,…

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Space

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Posted  November 17, 2017

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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Business

Northrop Grumman completes first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted  November 17, 2017

Northrop Grumman photograph Japan’s First E-2D prepares to take flight at the Northrop Grumman Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla. Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 9, 2017. “The successful first flight of…

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Defense

FRC East marks another F-35 milestone

Posted  November 17, 2017

Navy photograph Aircraft CF-25, a Navy F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, transits the Fleet Readiness Center East flight line Nov. 9 marking a maintenance milestone for the capabilities of the depot. Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., has achieved another milestone for its support of the F-35 Lightning II…

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