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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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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Parabolic flights advance space technologies

A recent series of parabolic flights onboard Zero Gravity Corporation’s G-FORCE ONE aircraft demonstrated a variety of technologies selected by NASA’s Flight Opportunities program. The flight campaign consisted of two successful flights on March 21, 2018, lifting off from Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida. 

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A deep space communications hub in desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.


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NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

Posted  April 13, 2016

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station April 16.

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News

News Briefs – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

German army wants recruits checked over extremist concerns Germany’s Defense Ministry is proposing better screening of new recruits over fears Islamic extremists could be joining the Bundeswehr to get military training. News agency dpa reported April 12 that a proposal to institute background checks on all recruits should be presented later this month. Citing a…

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Headlines – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Events

Events for April 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

April 13-16 — Horizon 2020 EURO-CARES WP3 Meeting: Designing a European Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Facility, Vienna, Austria April 14 — Colloquium: Time-dependent Global MHD Studies of the Solar Wind Interaction with Mars, Tucson, Ariz. April 14 — Lecture: Stellar Forensics with Explosions – Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and their Environments, Ithaca, N.Y. April 14-15 — ESA…

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Business

Navy awards Lockheed contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

Posted  April 15, 2016

Lockheed Martin has received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018. The award represents the last of four options under…

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