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NASA administrator briefed on X-57 Mod II during Armstrong visit

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine got a firsthand look at the agency’s all-electric X-57 Maxwell in its first of three configurations as an electric aircraft,...

Stratolaunch under new ownership

In a company statement issued Oct. 11, Stratolaunch announced it has “transitioned ownership and is continuing regular operations.” At the same time, Scaled Composites issued...

NASA’s supersonic X-59 QueSST coming together at famed factory

In the high desert of California, where some of the most important aircraft in aviation history have been built and flown, the next airplane...

Boeing invests in human spaceflight pioneer Virgin Galactic

Boeing is investing $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company. The companies will work together to broaden commercial space access and...

Plant 42 gets special visit

Plant 42 Thomas Fischer, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Director of Engineering and Technical Management, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, visits...

420th Flight Test Squadron reactivated to support B-21 Raider testing at...

The 420th Flight Test Squadron was reactivated following an assumption of command ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 4, 2019. The squadron will...

High Desert Hangar Stories The first Edwards Air Show: Muroc’s Great...

All the “air show buzz” about next year’s two local air shows, coupled with my trip this week up to Sacramento’s Mather Field to...

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School History

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School is where the Air Force’s top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and...

Meet pilots, team behind B-2 Spirit bomber

The 2019 Gathering of Eagles will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit bomber’s first flight with the theme “From First Flight to...

Special Plane Crazy Saturday!

On Oct. 19, the Mojave Air & Space Port will host a special Plane Crazy Saturday celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rutan Long...