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Aerotech News Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

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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Airman Leadership School Class 16E graduates 30 future leaders

Posted  July 8, 2016

Thirty future NCOs and leaders graduated from Edwards AFB’s Airman Leadership School June 23, 2016. Class 16E also included one civilian and a Navy petty officer assigned to the base. ALS is a five-week-long, United States Air Force program designed to develop airmen and other eligible personnel into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first…

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NASA flights to track greenhouse gases across Eastern United States

Posted  July 8, 2016

NASA photograph by Patrick Black The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America, campaign will observe greenhouse gas transport with instruments on two NASA aircraft including the C-130H from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. This month, NASA begins an airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases…

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Business

Certifiable Predator B fuselage integration begins

Posted  July 8, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced July 6 that fuselage integration of its new Certifiable Predator® B RPA system in now underway. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “The start of fuselage integration for the CPB aircraft represents a significant milestone in our…

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New leader for 416th FLTS

Posted  July 8, 2016

Air Force photograph by Chris Okula Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Chris Keithley during a change of command ceremony June 24, 2016. Keithley takes over from Lt. Col. Darren Wees. Keithley comes to the 416th just down the road from the 461st…

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Business

Boeing, U.S. Army, Australia collaboration supports Early H-47 deliveries

Posted  July 8, 2016

Boeing delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army, only 85 days after receiving the order, thanks to excellent cooperation with Australia and the U.S. Army. The deliveries increase Australia’s CH-47F Chinook fleet to 10, all of which were delivered early. “The increase from seven to 10 CH-47F Chinooks represents a significant increase to the…

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