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Hypersonic Scramjets making History

X-51A Settling Old Records

On May 5, 2013, the X-51A experimental unmanned aircraft beat its top speed of Mach 5 and longest flight attempt on its fourth test. 299 more words

Aircraft

This Day in History: Chuck Yeager First to Break the Sound Barrier, Oct. 14, 1947

 “He had remarkable 20/10 eyesight, tremendous physical coordination, and an uncanny ability to stay focused in stressful situations. Those traits coupled with a competitive streak and his understanding of machinery caught the attention of his instructors.” 661 more words
United States

VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

WASHINGTON — Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014. 417 more words

Military Aviation

Canadians, Tutors swing by Test Pilot School

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Right: Two Tutor CT-114s sit on Ramp 2 Sept. 23 right after landing.

The Tutor is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force for primary flight training initially and then later for fighter lead-in training. 203 more words

Military Aviation

C-17 treads into new territory

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground. 656 more words

Military Aviation

NASA, Edwards AFB say goodbye to historic Space Shuttle landmark

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A structure synonymous with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished as a part of the final chapter in the U.S. 648 more words

Space Exploration