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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of Houston to provide technical and administrative services in support of the directorates, programs, and offices at the agency s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
The test team at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, flew 22 research flights during the past six months with experimental Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) flight control surfaces that offer significant improvements over conventional flaps used on existing aircraft.
Today we opened the telescope cavity door, the first time we have fully exposed the telescope and the largest cavity ever flown while in flight," said Bob Meyer, SOFIA program manager at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Besides Dryden at Edwards, California has two other NASA research centers: the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the Ames Research Center in Northern California.
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That in turn powers the plane's 12 propeller engines, Engineers in Edwards, California, navigate the plane's route by radio signals, so no pilot or crew are needed.
ACTE is being flown at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (70 percent), and Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
During the flight tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, one of two F-15s generally followed 100 feet to 500 feet below and behind the other, measuring the strength of the leading aircraft's shock waves at various distances using special instruments.
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As an Air Force pilot, Virts flew the F-16 aircraft, and served as an experimental test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California.