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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  November 4, 2016

In the coming months and years, much will be said and published about the amazing feats and accomplishments of the man called, “The greatest stick and rudder man to ever fly a plane.”

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Space & Technology

Gemini XII crew masters the challenges of spacewalks

Posted  November 4, 2016

In the 20 months following the first piloted Gemini mission, NASA astronauts demonstrated the ability to change orbits, perform rendezvous and docking, along with spending up to two weeks in space. A look back...

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Aerospace panel discusses the importance of advancing technology

Posted  November 4, 2016

Mojave Air and Space Port hosted an aeronautics forum billed as a field hearing for the house Committee on Science, Space and Technology, where leaders from public and private sector flight experimentation programs discussed the state of American aeronautics research, development and test & evaluation programs. 

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Local couple remembered as pillars of community

Posted  November 4, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Davies III and Mayor Jim Ledford reminisce about being roommates in the 1980s and about Joe’s parents, during a memorial celebration at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center. Joe Davies served as commander of Air Force Plant 42 and was honored by Palmdale in 2008 when the airpark was renamed…

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Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite reaches orbit

Posted  November 4, 2016

The Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas. On Oct. 22, the MUOS team raised the MUOS-5 satellite to an operationally-suitable orbit. The team completed a series of deployments of the satellite’s solar arrays and antennas, with the last occurring successfully Oct….

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