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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18, the first night flight in the history of the F-35 program was completed at Edwards AFB, Calif.
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During a four-hour sortie from Edwards AFB, California, the tanker, known in RAAF service as the KC-30A, conducted 59 contacts including five wet contacts during which 19,600kg (43,200lb) of fuel were passed.
Arnold AFB, TN; Edwards AFB, CA; Eglin AFB, FL; Hanscom AFB, MA; Hill AFB, UT; Kirtland AFB, NM; Robins AFB, GA; Tinker AFB, OK; and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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The previous altitude record for the T-20 was 15,000 MSL set at Edwards AFB California.
SXC) was established in 2008 by two Royal Netherlands Air Force Pilots: Major Harry van Hulten, a US Edwards AFB trained test pilot and Ben Droste, Lieutenant General and former Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
On June 8, 1959, North American Aviation test pilot Scott Crossfield piloted the fifty-foot X-15 on its first glide flight landing on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards AFB, California.
The more we know about the animal the better we're able to find ways to help these young tortoises survive to adulthood," said Gary Hatch, chief of environmental public affairs at Edwards AFB.
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1 -- color) The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform this weekend at the Edwards AFB air show.