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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C-17 Microvane flight testing was conducted by the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, California, between August and December 2016.
After completing pilot training, Roosa flew various fighter aircraft such as the F-84F Thunderstreak, F-100D Super Sabre, and F-101 Voodoo before being chosen as a member of the Aerospace Research Pilot School's Class 64C at Edwards AFB, California.
Air Force Geophysics Research Directorate at Edwards AFB, California, from 1958 to 1964.
It first flew in June 2012, but on landing broke through the surface of the salt lakebed at Edwards AFB, California, and damaged the landing gear, belly and wingtips.
The 100th flight was logged at Edwards AFB, California, on October 30, on the aircraft's eighth flight as the X-48C.
In September, Phantom Eye will move to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, California, to begin a series of ground and taxi tests in preparation for its maiden flight in the first quarter of 2011.
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 Reserve aircrew from Hill Air Force Base [AFB], Utah and an active-duty loadmaster from Edwards AFB, California picked the plane up in Waco, Texas with their Polish counterparts after its refurbishment and flew it across the Atlantic, stopping at Ramstein Air Base.
Address : Edwards Afb, California 93524 United States
During a 28 August test flight, an F-22 from the USAF's 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, California received the traditional/synthetic fuel mix from a Boeing KC-135 tanker.
Boeing's first 747-400LCF (Large Cargo Freighter) Dreamlifter large cargo aircraft has flown to Edwards AFB, California, marking the closing phases of its test and certification phase before the start of full-time subassembly delivery flights for the 787 production line.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three C-130J-30s to the US Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California, to begin testing to certify the aircraft's airdrop mission capability -- deploying paratroops and supplies from either the side doors or rear loading ramp from a range of altitudes (the aircraft's navigation system was designed to allow the aircrew to drop with pinpoint accuracy).