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Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards Air Force Base – home of the Air Force Flight Test Center, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

The southern facility at Edwards was formerly home to the B-2 test team when the Northrop stealth bomber was undergoing flight testing at Edwards AFB. Early on in the program, the USAF wanted to try and keep the exact details of the B-2's planform secret. While the aircraft was publicly unveiled at Palmdale, it was only shown from the front and side and the upper surfaces were not visible. This...
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Photoresolution Road, Edwards AFB

Photoresolution Road, Edwards AFB

Here is no bombing range, it's the line for aerial photo targets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951_USAF_Resolution_Test_Chart
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Big compass

Big compass

A big compass in the sand of the California Desert at Edwards AFB.
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California City, never built suburb

California City, never built suburb

California City had its origins in 1958 when real estate developer and sociology professor Nat Mendelsohn purchased 80,000 acres (320 km2) of Mojave Desert land with the aim of master-planning California's next great city. He designed his model city, which he hoped would one day rival Los Angeles in size, around a Central Park with a 26-acre (11 ha) artificial lake. Growth did not happen anywhe...
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Global Hawk at EAFB

Global Hawk at EAFB

Here's a shot of a United States Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk on the ramp at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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Blackbird Air Park

Blackbird Air Park

This is the Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, CA.

Among others, you will find the SR-71A Blackbird, A-12 Blackbird, U-2D, and D-21 drone. The A-12 on display is Blackbird number one and first flew on 26 April 1962.

http://www.edwards.af.mil/museum/docs_html/blackbird_airpark.html
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B-58 wreck

B-58 wreck

One old B-58 wreck near Edwards AFB.
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Rocket launch platform

Rocket launch platform

Rocket launch platform at Edwards airforce base.
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Photo Calibration Targets

Photo Calibration Targets

THERE ARE DOZENS of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA, curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in use, though their history is obscure.
This file contains Targets aligned along 20 miles close to Ed...
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General Dynamics F-16XL at Edwards AFB

General Dynamics F-16XL at Edwards AFB

The General Dynamics F-16XL is a derivative of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a cranked-arrow delta wing that is over twice the size of that of the standard F-16 wing. It was entered in the U.S. Air Force's Enhanced Tactical Fighter (ETF) competition but ultimately lost to the F-15E Strike Eagle. Several years after the prototypes were shelved, they were turned over to NASA for aeronautical stu...
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2 particle accelerators

2 particle accelerators

These look like particle accelerators. They are just north of Edwards AFB. One at Mojave and the other further north.
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