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Stratolaunch – A giant first test flight at Mojave

Saying Stratolaunch, the aircraft with a 385-foot wingspan, is huge is an understatement! I was between some hangars, behind the flightline fence and saw the chase plane take off, shortly thereafter...

 

Representatives petition for space agency site

Six members of Congress from California are campaigning to site the proposed Space Development Agency in the military areas of Edwards Air Force Base and the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. At...

 

The story of Eve

Hi, my name is Eve Geisler, and I'm going to tell you my life story. I was born in Dayton, Ohio on October. 13. Just happened to be a Friday. I went to a co-op high school where juniors and seniors...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

Could Kern County be home to new Space Force?

At the March 6 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council, Aaron Falk, representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy read a letter the congressman and five other members of Congress sent to...

 

VariViggen – Burt Rutan's first homebuilt aircraft design

In 1963, at the age of 20, Burt Rutan was inspired to design a homebuilt aircraft after seeing the North American XB-70 Valkyrie and the Saab 37 Viggen. He called his creation a VariViggen and was at...

 

Robot unveiling and chili cookoff at THS

Tehachapi High School hosted Tehachapi's FIRST Robotics Team 585 grand robot unveiling and chili cookoff fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23 to an enthusiastic crowd in the school cafeteria. The event...

 

John Manke – NASA Lifting Body Pilot and Director of Flight Operations

Former NASA Test Pilot and Director of Flight Operations, John A. Manke, Sr., age 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. He was a long-time resident of the Antelope Valley and was born Nov. 13, 1931, in...

 

Becoming an astronaut – a dream come true for Mark Stucky

Exciting dreams come true at Mojave Air & Spaceport! Dec. 13 produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin...

 

AF 412 Test Wing donates books

The 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base donated 370 books from the base library to the Tehachapi Unified School District on Dec. 17. The donation is the second delivery of surplus material to the...

 

Veterans, TVRPD celebrate Nov. 12

As the Bear Valley Springs veterans groups will be celebrating Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Tehachapi Veterans groups along with Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will be holding their ann...

 

Saluting a gathering of Test Pilot Schools

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Class #154 from Patuxent River, MD; The U.S. Air Force TPS Class #18 from Edwards AFB and the National Test Pilot School Classes 18A and 18B...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Michael and Michelle Wedekind arrived from Okinawa, Japan in August just in time for Michael to begin his job as a procurement specialist at Edwards Air Force Base. They had lived in Okinawa for...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Sally and Ricky Barker moved to their mountain top home in Bear Valley at the end of May to basically, "get out of Bakersfield." Over the years, the valley pollution had taken a toll on Ricky's health...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    July 21, 2018

Tehachapi build a plane project is an attention-getter

The Tehachapi build a plane project, in which local high school students have been building a working airplane with the oversight of adult mentors from the aerospace industry, have been getting a big...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 23, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jenny and Jeremy Jones moved to California from South Dakota. They came from Brookings which is about 45 minutes north of Sioux Falls. Jeremy was hired as a test pilot at Edward Air Force Base so...

 

Golden Queen Mine Shelter

I was born in 1950. Now you can all figure out my age! I declare this to emphasize that I grew up during the Cold War after World War II. Because I lived in Mojave with a Marine Base next to me, until...

 

Children provide inspiration

We must be an example for our children. This was the message Jim Pendleton shared with the Kiwanis Club at their recent meeting. He became a single parent when his daughter was seven years old. That w...

 

Back to the moon and on to Mars

The 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget "reflects confidence that America will lead the way back to the moon," Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said Feb. 12. In...

 

Will this be the first aircraft on Mars?

It's not a scaled down model or a toy – Tina Cunningham holds a 32-inch "winglet" that engineers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base hope will be the first aircraft...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove to feature Jan Brottlund

On Friday Evening, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tehachapi Treasure Trove will again celebrate First Friday. The featured artist for March will be Jan Brottlund. Jan has been dabbling in all kinds of...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 6, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Brian and Rosa Scott arrived in Tehachapi in September. Rosa came from Colorado Springs which had been their home for many years and Scott came from his previous assignment in Turkey. Brian is a...

 

A checkmark on the bucket list

Seeing a total solar eclipse never was on my Bucket List. Yet, when I was twelve years old, I remember visiting a travel agent to discuss the possibility of attending such an event in Nova Scotia....

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

I met Mike and Shell Christian and their family enjoying food, music and fun in Central Park on the 4th of July. They had just moved to Tehachapi in June from Corona which is a part of Southern Califo...

 

Civil Air Patrol soars over Edwards Air Force Base

The California Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Aerospace Education Summer Camp (CAP – AESC), took place during the week of 30 July to 5 August 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base. Participants in this 2nd...

 

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5-8 p.m., August 4

Tehachapi Museum and Errea House 'Art on the Porch' featuring Jon Hammond "Art on the Porch" continues in August with a First Friday display of cowboy, ranching, farming, and outdoor items on the...

 

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