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Space

Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020.

Defense

New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.

News

Historic plane crashes into grounds of state prison

An historic Northrop N9M flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. The crash occurred just after noon. Officials say the planes disintegrated and burst into flames. The plane was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., about 10 miles from the…

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High Desert Hangar Stories

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

Local

World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.


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Business

Northrop’s Cygnus successfully completes rendezvous, berthing with ISS

Posted  April 19, 2019

Northrop Grumman announced April 19 that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning.

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Defense

France, UK and U.S. navies complete Artemis Trident 19

Posted  April 19, 2019

Navy photograph by PO2 Samantha P. Montenegro The U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), U.S. Coast Guard Island-class coastal patrol boats USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) and USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s…

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USS Abraham Lincoln

Posted  April 19, 2019

Navy photograph by PO3 Jeremiah Bartelt ATLANTIC OCEAN–Machinery Repairman 1st Class Tiffiany Trombley, left, from Rosamond, Calif., and Machinery Repairman 3rd Class Ryan Smith, from Republic, Mo., prepare for a spot check aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group…

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Veterans

Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

Posted  April 19, 2019

Air Force photograph by Tristin English Attendees bow their heads during the invocation at a memorial service for retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 18, 2019. Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, was the co-pilot on a B-25 Mitchell for then-Col. Jimmy Doolittle during the storied World…

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HT April 19

Posted  April 19, 2019

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amy K. Connell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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