Edwards Air Force Base

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Edwards Air Force Base,

U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. The base houses the Air Force Flight Test Center, which researches and develops aerospace weapons and rocket-propulsion systems, and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's Flight Research Center. The base is also the proving ground for military aircraft. It was the landing point for a number of space shuttle missions; on Sept. 5, 1983, the Challenger made the first nighttime landing of a spacecraft there.
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We were particularly excited to use a C-17 borrowed from McChord Air Force Base, located near AirLaunch's Seattle area headquarters, to support the test flown by the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base.
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Edwards' Air Force Flight Test Center sent a six-man team consisting of maintainers, flight test engineers and test pilots in October to Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq to begin initial flight tests.
The daylong tours consist of visit to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in the morning, then a presentation at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum and a ``windshield'' tour - by bus - of the base flight line in the afternoon.
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