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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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News Briefs – July 31, 2017

Posted  July 31, 2017

Remains of WWII soldier from Massachusetts are identified The Pentagon says it has identified the remains of a long-lost Massachusetts combat veteran killed at Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said the remains of Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Edmund T. Ryan were being returned to his family in Wilbraham, Mass., for burial with full…

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MDA, Army conducts successful test

Posted  July 31, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency and soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test July 30 using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, according to a Missile Defense Agency news release. A medium-range target ballistic missile was air-launched by an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III…

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NASA’s Randy Bresnik, crewmates arrive at ISS

Posted  July 31, 2017

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m., EDT, July 28 to continue important scientific research in the orbiting laboratory.

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JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

Posted  July 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack…

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Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 8 to flydubai

Posted  July 31, 2017

Boeing and flydubai celebrated July 31 the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing's newest single-aisle airplane.

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