Latest Biggs Army Airfield Stories

2009-06-01 15:25:00

U.S. space shuttle Atlantis began a cross-country trip Monday, en route to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida while mounted on top a modified 747 aircraft. The airplane, known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California Monday morning and arrived at its first stop -- Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas -- at 1:22 p.m. EDT. The plane and its crew were to remain overnight in Texas, before departing Tuesday on what might be the trip's last leg,...

2008-12-10 19:19:19

The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a Boeing 747, made an overnight stop in Texas Wednesday on its journey back to Florida from California. The 747-shuttle piggyback tandem left Edwards Air Force Base in California in the morning, made a refueling stop at Biggs Army Air Field in El Paso, Texas, and reached the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, formerly Carswell Air Force Base, in Fort Worth, Texas, about 4:12 p.m. EST. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.