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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Ah Sing was appointed to the board in September 2005 to fill one of the two Edwards Air Force Base seats, but he is moving off the base and resigned effective Tuesday.
Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), located in the heart of the Mojave Desert, met the requirements for the recruitment pilot site, and on Jan.
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- A test program aimed at turning the science fiction of laser weapons into reality will reach a milestone this fall with the return of a modified 747 carrying the test laser.
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- If brilliant white lights appear in the desert sky north of Edwards Air Force Base, it's not UFOs -- it's Air Force jets shooting off anti-missile flares.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- They came by the tens of thousands Saturday to see some of the icons of the sky in displays of both military might and aerobatic grace.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Edwards Air Force Base will open its gates to the public today and Sunday for one of the largest military air shows in the western United States.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- A pair of successful flights wrapped up the test program for an experimental aircraft demonstrating technologies for future spacecraft, a defense agency spokeswoman said Monday.
7, there will be no election for the Edwards Air Force Base seat held by incumbent David Ah Sing because he was the only candidate to file.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Calling him the most righteous of those with the right stuff, Edwards Air Force Base officials unveiled a statue Wednesday of the base's most famous test pilot: Chuck Yeager.