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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.

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.

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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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Space

NASA selects student teams for 2016 high-powered rocket launch challenge

Posted  October 7, 2015

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Defense

AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted  October 7, 2015

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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News Briefs – October 7, 2015

Posted  October 7, 2015

Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said Oct. 6 that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus…

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Headlines – October 7, 2015

Posted  October 7, 2015

News: Defense authorization bill advances, but is still far from done – The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill is one step closer to congressional approval. But it’s still far away from becoming law. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/10/06/ndaa-senate-veto-looms/73455834/ Business: Kendall: Let’s talk about balance in supplier base – The Pentagon’s acquisition chief reiterated his concerns about consolidation among prime…

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Business

Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted  September 30, 2015

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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