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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Address : Eglin Air Force Base (Afb), Fl Hill Afb, Ut Robins Afb, Ga Edwards Afb, Ca Holloman Afb, Nm Wright-Patterson Afb, Oh Arnold Afb, Tneglin Afb, Florida 32542 United States
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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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.
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Apr 2, 2007 Boeing 747-400LCF Dreamlifter prototype flying to Edwards AFB
1 -- color) The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform this weekend at the Edwards AFB air show.
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Edwards AFB, CA: NASA Ames Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Facility.