Edwards Air Force Base
Feb 25, 2013 02:12 EST
The Pentagon's director of the F-35 programme said Monday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within a fortnight after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights.
Feb 22, 2013 17:22 EST
The US military suspended all test flights Friday for the new F-35 fighter jet over potential engine problems, officials said, the latest setback for a program dogged by cost overruns and technical glitches.
Sep 21, 2012 22:03 EDT
The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace.
Sep 21, 2012 13:35 EDT
The US space shuttle Endeavour took its last ever flight Friday, planning a spectacular series of flypasts before finally heading into retirement near where it was built in California.
Sep 20, 2012 18:02 EDT
The US space shuttle Endeavour arrived Thursday in California, where it will make a spectacular series of flypasts before finally heading into retirement near where it was built.
Aug 25, 2012 22:46 EDT
With one small step off a ladder, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, making him the most lauded American of the Cold War space race.
Aug 14, 2012 13:48 EDT
The US military plans to launch a hypersonic unmanned vehicle in a test flight Tuesday over the Pacific, with the X-51A due to reach mind-boggling speeds of Mach 6, a spokesman said.
Jan 30, 2012 16:16 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's F-35 program office said on Monday it was suspending high speed ground and flight operations of 15 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets after discovering improperly packed parachutes under the pilot's ejection seat.
Jan 30, 2012 14:08 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon grounded six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets at a California air base due to a problem with the parachutes packed under the pilot's ejection seat, two sources familiar with the issue told Reuters.
Oct 31, 2011 21:11 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department on Monday said it had finished an initial review of what the next batch of F-35 fighter jets should cost, and would brief the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp, shortly.
Oct 11, 2011 15:27 EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A seven-seat space taxi backed by NASA to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station will make a high-altitude test flight next summer, officials said on Tuesday.
Mar 15, 2011 20:35 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven of 10 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp were cleared to resume flight tests this week as government auditors raised questions about the long-term affordability of the program.
Mar 12, 2011 11:38 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military has grounded its entire fleet of 10 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp while it investigates a dual generator failure and an oil leak that occurred during a flight test last week, the company said.
Feb 06, 2011 00:09 EST
A robotic, bat-winged bomber designed to take off from a US aircraft carrier has passed its first test in a debut flight in California, the US Navy said.
Dec 15, 2010 09:17 EST
NASA in deal with California to use sensor technology for wildfire monitoring. California has formalized an arrangement to use NASA sensing technology to manage wildfire disasters.
Nov 17, 2010 23:43 EST
Search for pilot continues after crash of Air Force F-22 fighter jet in interior Alaska. An aerial search was scheduled to continue throughout the night for the pilot of an Air Force F-22 fighter jet that crashed in a remote area of interior Alaska during a training exercise.
Nov 17, 2010 10:12 EST
The US Air Force on Wednesday launched a search for a missing F-22 fighter jet after it failed to return from a training mission in Alaska, a spokesman said.
Sep 02, 2010 12:03 EDT
Hurricane Earl closed in on a vast stretch of the US east coast on Thursday, as tens of thousands of people fled North Carolina's barrier islands to avoid dangerous winds and surf.
Sep 02, 2010 10:06 EDT
A pilotless NASA aircraft is set to overfly Hurricane Earl on Thursday, in a scientific first to gather data about the potentially-deadly storm front bearing down on the US east coast.
Aug 29, 2010 20:00 EDT
Government should find ways to accommodate military, renewable energy. The West, particularly Nevada, would seem to be the perfect place to focus the nation's renewable energy effort given the wide open spaces and abundance of solar, wind and geothermal resources. But one of the difficulties developers have run into is that much of the land is federally owned and energy plants can pose a problem.Although developments are typically planned for sites overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, energy projects can cause problems for another federal landowner ? the military. Wind turbines, for example, can create problems for radar, affecting military training.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Edwards Air Force Base|
|Aerial photo of Edwards AFB|
|IATA: EDW – ICAO: KEDW – FAA: EDW|
|Airport type||Military: Air Force Base|
|Operator||United States Air Force|
|In use||1948 - present (as AFB)|
|Commander||Col. Jerry L. "Indy" Gandy |
|Occupants||Air Force Flight Test Center|
|Elevation AMSL||2,302 ft / 702 m|
|Source: official site and FAA|