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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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Headlines – August 15, 2016

Posted  August 15, 2016

News SpaceX does it again – California-based SpaceX’s eighth launch this year carried a Japanese satellite into orbit.     Business KC-46 tanker cleared for production – The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been cleared for production, a major step forward for the Boeing-led design.   Tata Power SED emerges as lowest bidder to build sonar…

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Space & Technology

NASA Space Robotics Challenge prepares robots for journey to Mars

Posted  August 17, 2016

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and NineSigma, a global innovation consultant organization, has opened registration for a new competition.

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Defense

Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted  August 17, 2016

In a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG 122, will be named John Basilone in honor of the Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal, and…

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Business

U.S. Navy conducts first live fire test with SeaRAM® recently installed on USS Carney

Posted  August 17, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted its first firing from the SeaRAM® anti-ship defense system produced by Raytheon installed on the USS Carney stationed in Rota, Spain. The SeaRAM® detected, tracked and engaged an inbound BQM-74E target, intercepting it with a RAM Block II missile in a mid-July test. USS Carney is the second of four guided-missile…

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Veterans

WWII POW awarded medal, proud to be ‘Soldier for Life’

Posted  August 17, 2016

Dr. Charlie Stenger, a World War II Army veteran, was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal by Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, Army G-1, Aug. 16, at Stenger's Rockville, Md., home.

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