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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Recently, he served as the assistant operations officer and as a C-5 and C-17 experimental test pilot in the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California.
Young, Meeting the Challenge of Supersonic Flight (Edwards Air Force Base, California: Air Force Flight Test Center History Office, 1997), pp.
Lt Prado is the Deputy Financial Services Officer stationed at Edwards AFB CA at the Air Force Flight Test Center. In Baghdad he is assigned to the CPA Comptroller office where he is in charge of DFI disbursements.
Headquarters Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04700-02-D-0005).
Worth, TX, at least temporarily shelving a plan that would have moved the AFEWES to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, CA.
Moore is a museum assistant at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, who also holds an airframe and powerplant technician's license.
Matthew Bates, Air Force News Agency; Roger Drinnon, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs; Senior Airman Jason Hernandez, 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs; and the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, contributed to this article.
Two of the Air Force Flight Test Center's highest-visibility programs exemplify this effort.
Catie Hague, Air Force Flight Test Center Office of Public Affairs, Edwards AFB, contributed to this article.)
Computer Sciences Corp., Federal Sector-Defense Group, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is being awarded a $13,722,978 (estimated) cost-plus-award-fee modification contract to provide for fiscal year 2001 technical and engineering support for the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and the Utah Test and Training Range.
The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, CA, and the development teams are reviewing the test results.
On October 16, 2009, the Flight Test Historical Foundation--which supports the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards AFB, California, and the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale--will host a "Gathering of Eagles," in Lancaster, California, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of the X-15.

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