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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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Posted  April 22, 2016

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Headlines – April 22, 2016

Posted  April 22, 2016

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Army experiments on providing ‘unlimited magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

Posted  April 25, 2016

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F-22 Raptors arrive in Romania

Posted  April 25, 2016

Two F-22 Raptors and one KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base on April 22.

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Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in United States

Posted  April 25, 2016

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place today, April 25, in Mobile, Ala.

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