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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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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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Palmdale High School Solar Car team prepares for challenge

Posted  July 1, 2016

With only a few weeks left, The Solar “Falcon” race car team from Palmdale High School are busy preparing “Falcon 2.0” to compete in The Solar Car Challenge -- a race from For. Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn., July 17-23.

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Defense

Navy releases results of riverine command boat/Farsi Island investigation

Posted  July 1, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Nathan Laird Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, right, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) Vice Adm. John Aquilino discuss the results of an investigation into the seizure of two U.S. Navy riverine command boats (RCB) by Iranian forces and the subsequent detention of 10…

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‘Christmas in July’ event needs helping hand

Posted  July 1, 2016

“Christmas in July” is coming to The Hangar in Lancaster, Calif. Hosted by Grace Resources, the event aims to give toys to under privileged children. On July 13, the Jethawks will play the San Jose Giants with the game starting at 6:35 p.m. “Christmas in July” is an amazing event filled with baseball, face painting,…

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Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted  July 1, 2016

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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Defense

Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted  July 1, 2016

Air Force photograph by Chrisopher Ball Rafiq Viray, a model maker with the 412th Maintenance Squadron Instrumentation Division, threads mount holes in the base of the flight test engineer workstation scheduled to be used for KC-46 testing. The workstation was designed in modules for ease of construction, installation, and reconfiguration. Refueling developmental testing with the…

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