Aerotech News Digital Edition – January 7, 2022

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to the first issue of Aerotech News for 2022! What better way to start off a new year, than to look back at the accomplishments of the last one? Aerospace Valley continues to be a place where history is made and milestones achieved, with effects that ripple out world-wide.


Here is a sampling of some of the highlights of 2021: 

  • Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne flight, Edwards’ first “Guardians”, retired B-1B finds a new role at Edwards: page 2
  • First-ever Space Test Fundamentals class at Edwards, EAFB CivMil funds upgrades at ALS, Stratolaunch flies again: page 3
  • Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity successfully carries passengers to space: page 4
  • Blue Origin flies private citizens to space: page 5
  • COVID vaccine mandated for military personnel, last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan: page 6
  • New beginnings, space launches and anniversaries celebrated at Mojave Air and Space Port in 2021: page 7
  • NASA Armstrong hits many milestones in 2021: page 9
  • High Desert Hangar Stories: How to shoot down a perfectly good aircraft: page 10

All this and much more, in this edition of Aerotech News and Review! Hard copies of this week’s paper will be available at our usual delivery points throughout the Antelope Valley, including Edwards AFB, beginning January 7th. Pick one up when you’re out and about, or visit our website, www.aerotechnews.com, for much more aerospace and defense industry news. “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates – we now regularly cross-post news and features from the military bases we serve throughout the desert Southwest, as an extension of our military and defense community. As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe, and be well. #aerotechnews #eafbnews #explorethe661, #AerospaceValley

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