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  • Atlantis successfully touches down at Edwards

    Space Shuttle Atlantis safely returned to Earth when it landed at Edwards on June 22, which concluded STS-117's assembly mission to the International Space Station. Because of unfavorable weather, the orbiter landed at Edwards, its secondary landing site, instead of its primary landing site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla."The weather at
  • Team Edwards hosts fishing derby at Branch pond

    Youngsters and their families are invited to join a fishing derby at Branch Memorial Park on the Fourth of July. The annual event -- "Fishing Derby 4 Kids" -- is open to all Edwards youth ages 1 through 16. The fishing derby will be from 6 to 9 a.m, with prizes presented at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast, drinks and snacks will be provided during the
  • Edwards to open viewing area for possible shuttle landing

    Edwards Air Force Base is planning to open its Mercury Boulevard viewing area Friday and Saturday for the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis. In the event the space shuttle is unable to land at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Edwards is the primary alternate landing site for the conclusion of STS-117. Any members of the public wishing to view the
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  • Team Edwards, Muroc school district stand up Center of Excellence

    Team Edwards joined forces with the Muroc Joint Unified School District to establish the Center of Excellence during a lease-signing ceremony June 15 at the old Edwards Middle School here. Through the lease agreement, the base will take over the responsibility of maintaining the facility and turning it into an educational center catering to adults,
  • Lancaster veterans home breaks ground with Edwards support

    After more than a decade of preparation, the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the Lancaster, Calif., community unveiled their plan for a veterans home during a groundbreaking ceremony June 12. As the nearest military installation, Edwards provided support for the event. The keynote speaker for the event was Col. David Miller, Air Force
  • Operational Readiness Exercise may cause delays at gates

    The Operational Readiness Exercise on Monday through June 22 could cause persons entering the gates major traffic delay. Employees of the base are reminded to allow extra time to get to work and all motorists should be vigilant for slow moving or stopped traffic as they approach entry gates. Temporary gate closures can happen at any time of the day
  • Edwards begins second phase of site evaluation for non-operational ranges

    During the coming weeks, Edwards will be using a low-flying civilian helicopter as part of the second phase of its site evaluation for the areas on base identified as non-operational ranges -- the occupied areas of the base and their immediate surroundings. This action is part of the base's effort to comply with the Air Force's Military Munitions
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