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Historic experimental airplane lost in crash

A one-of-a-kind 1940s-vintage experimental airplane crashed shortly after noon on April 22, killing the pilot. The Northrop N9MB was the sole remaining example of its type, one of four subscale technology demonstrators built during World War II to prove flight control techniques for a proposed flying wing bomber.

Defense

SECAF underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the Policy Exchange, a U.K.-based think tank that launched their Space Policy Unit in London, April 23.

Business

Lockheed Martin inaugurates F-16 production line in Greenville, S.C.

Lockheed Martin has hosted a ceremony to celebrate its new F-16 production line in Greenville, S.C. F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville, where the company will begin manufacturing F-16 Block 70 aircraft later this year.

News

One fatality as historic plane crashes

One person was killed when an historic Northrop N9MB flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. No one on the ground was reported injured. The aircraft was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, about 10 miles from the prison.

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.


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WW2 remains coming home for burial

Posted  April 19, 2019

Remains of four Tulare county Air Force men who died in the European theater during World War II are being returned aboard the U.S. Army Transport Lawrence Victory, the army announced today. Aboard the ship are the bodies of S/Sgt. Donald S. Coday, son of Harve E. Coday, 144 East Honolulu street, Lindsay; 1st Lt….

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Mojave Air and Spaceport hosts annual Experimental Fly-In

Posted  April 19, 2019

The Seventh Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in was bigger than ever at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, especially since Stratolaunch made their first test flight early the same morning, leaving the runway at 6:58 a.m.

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Space

Former astronaut Owen Garriott dies, flew on Skylab station

Posted  April 19, 2019

NASA photograph Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot of the Skylab 3 mission, is stationed at the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) console in the Multiple Docking Adapter of the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. From this console the astronauts actively control the ATM solar physics telescope. Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America’s…

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Canyon County Sailor named Sailor of the Day serving aboard Navy ship

Posted  April 19, 2019

Navy photograph by SA Jordan Ripley U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Hailie Stout, from Canyon Country, Calif., poses for a photograph as the Sailor of the Day with Capt. Randy Peck, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing in the Arabian Gulf, April…

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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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