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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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Marines, Sailor killed in KC-130T crash identified

Posted  July 17, 2017

It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi July 10. Full name: Ryan M. Lohrey Pay entry base date: Sept. 26, 2007 Rank and date of rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class/ Dec. 16, 2012 Home of record: Middletown, Ind. Present…

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Headlines – July 14, 2017

Posted  July 14, 2017

News White House against ‘Space Corps’ and other House plans, fueling policy bill debate – The Trump administration is registering more than two dozen objections to the House’s 2018 defense policy bill, including a new space-focused branch of the military.     Business GPS III Satellite Rematch Between Lockheed and Boeing Readied – The Air…

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News Briefs – July 14, 2017

Posted  July 14, 2017

Remains of Vietnam MIA set for Montana arrival More than 48 years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War, a Montana man is coming home. The Montana Standard reports Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton of Butte, whose remains were excavated from the crash site earlier this year and recently verified, are…

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Avengers assemble

Posted  July 14, 2017

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10.

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted  July 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

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