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High Desert Hangar Stories: B-24s in the South Pacific, and the...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News This issue I was kicking around subject matter for my column, and I sure had a bunch of...
Palmdale Healing & Honor Field

Healing & Honor Field coming to Palmdale in November

The inaugural Palmdale Healing & Honor Field, a colorful display of American flags honoring heroes, will be on display free to the public Nov....
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National Guard helps fight California wildfires

Hundreds of members of the National Guard from multiple states are supporting state and local efforts to fight the wildfires raging in California. Guard members...

Armstrong provides Mars Perseverance rover support

When the COVID-19 pandemic delayed NASA Earth science missions, the agency’s airborne science aircraft such as the C-20 and G-III Gulfstream had a new mission -- get the...
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Refueling the SR-71

by Larry Grooms, special to Aerotech News Long ago declassified, yet little known secrets of the SR-71’s Cold War spy missions burst into worldwide public...

Joint Simulation Environment construction contract awarded

The Air Force has taken another step forward in achieving the vision of a government owned, high-fidelity, multi-platform modeling and simulation capability -- with...

The final reckoning: Howard Hughes and the XF-11

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News When we left off our last installment of Howard Hughes and the crash of the XF-11, Hughes had...

Virgin Orbit to launch 11 satellites for NASA on second launch...

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, announced Aug. 3 that its LauncherOne rocket will carry 11 small satellites onboard the company’s upcoming Launch...
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Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceshipTwo cabin interior

During a July 28, 2020, virtual event, Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin interior for its first SpaceshipTwo vehicle. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the...

Air Force awards Skyborg contract

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded multiple indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to Boeing of St. Louis, Mo., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway,...