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Space

Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020.

Defense

New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.

News

Historic plane crashes into grounds of state prison

An historic Northrop N9M flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. The crash occurred just after noon. Officials say the planes disintegrated and burst into flames. The plane was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., about 10 miles from the…

Local

High Desert Hangar Stories

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

Local

World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.


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Business

Australia to purchase second Triton aircraft

Posted  April 19, 2019

Northrop Grumman welcomes the announcement last month by the Australian Government to purchase a second MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper identified the requirement for seven high altitude, long endurance Triton unmanned aircraft. Northrop Grumman will deliver the Triton through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. “Northrop Grumman is excited to…

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Events

Vet group puts fun into 5K color run; volunteers needed

Posted  April 19, 2019

PALMDALE, Calif.—The Antelope Valley non-profit group working to prevent veteran homelessness is seeking volunteers and runners who are ready to “show their colors” on May 19. The 2019 5K run will enable Vets4Veterans to continue developing its mission to prevent veteran homelessness and assist the college educations of Antelope Valley troops who have served in our…

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Defense

Incentives proposed to better retain, progress Army pilots

Posted  April 19, 2019

Army photograph by Tad Browning Army aviation leaders have proposed a boost to aviation career incentive pay, or flight pay, and other measures to retain more qualified aviators amid a pilot shortage. With nearly 10 percent of aviators now leaving the Army, many of them for commercial airline jobs, the general in charge of the…

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Local

World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Posted  April 19, 2019

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Defense

Marine Corps plans to replace LAV with new, ‘transformational’ ARV

Posted  April 19, 2019

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Codey Underwood Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, finish a 379-mile movement into the Australian outback. The Marine Corps plans to start replacing its legacy Light Armored Vehicles with modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles late in the next decade….

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