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Hoover Trophy awards ceremony to honor legends

Famed aerodynamicist Burt Rutan, who designed Voyager, the first aircraft to make a nonstop, non-refueled circumnavigation in 1986, and SpaceShipOne, which made three successful...

A P-51 pilot’s five minutes of fame (or “How to Be...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News It had been a long day at Fox Field about 10 years ago. The Air Museum at Planes...

Virgin Orbit’s successful rocket launch great beginning for New Year

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, said, “Virgin Orbit has achieved something many thought impossible....

Virgin Orbit aces second launch demo, deploys NASA payloads

MOJAVE, Calif.-- Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration Jan. 17,...

China Lake squadron names Test Pilot, NFO of the Year for...

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 named their Test Pilot and Naval Flight Officer of the year for 2020 in a ceremony Jan....
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The Year in Review: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center 2020

A look back at 2020 Jan. 1, 2020, dawned as the beginning of a new year — just like any other new year. But...
A Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 taxis into NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Aircraft carrying supplies for emergency field hospital lands at USAF Plant...

by Giancarlo Casem, Edwards AFB, Calif. PALMDALE, California — NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center received a special arrival Jan. 11; a DC-8 cargo aircraft from...

The Year in Review: In Memoriam

A look back at 2020 Jan. 1, 2020, dawned as the beginning of a new year — just like any other new year. But...

2020 in Review at Mojave Air and Space Port

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News A look back at 2020 Jan. 1, 2020, dawned as the beginning of a new year — just...

The Year in Review: Helping Hands/Showing Support

A look back at 2020 Jan. 1, 2020, dawned as the beginning of a new year — just like any other new year. But...