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Image 1 - NASA ER-2 Arrives In Iceland For MABEL Validation
2012-04-05 03:23:56

After an all-night flight from its home base in Palmdale, Calif., a NASA ER-2 high-altitude environmental science aircraft arrived in Keflavik, Iceland late Monday morning to begin a series of flights over the next five weeks that are intended to validate the accuracy of a new laser altimeter named MABEL. The long-winged ER-2, flown by NASA research pilot Tim Williams, departed its base at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility adjacent to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale shortly after 7...

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2011-01-18 10:18:19

Employees at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., must have been surprised last November to see a late-model Dodge Charger chasing a NASA aircraft down the runway. Looking closer, they saw that the white sedan with blue trim was clearly marked as a NASA vehicle equipped with emergency light bar affixed to the roof and NASA logos all around. The aircraft is a NASA ER-2, a civilian version of the Air Force's high-altitude U-2S. Based at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale,...

2010-07-08 17:18:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in cooperation with regional transportation officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority moved ahead with environmental work on a plan to share tracks with Metrolink and Amtrak trains between Los Angeles and Anaheim. While still in its early stages, the plan could allow high-speed rail to operate in the narrow and heavily trafficked corridor with a minimum of disruption to neighborhoods and property owners nearby, potentially saving...

2010-06-02 13:43:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network was the master of ceremonies of the Grand Opening of Sierra Medical Group's new facility in Palmdale. Numerous City officials were in attendance and part of the ceremony including The Honorable James Ledford, Mayor of Palmdale, many members of the City Council and Chamber of Commerce. The new 20,000 square foot facility located at the Palmdale Corporate Center, is...

2010-04-29 10:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a company commitment to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, Sam's Club is the first retailer in the U.S. to install a significant number of micro wind turbines mounted on parking lot light poles to support the energy needs of its Palmdale, Calif., location. Construction is complete, and the 17 units are fully operational as of today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100429/DA95796) "Walmart and...

2010-04-19 19:59:00

PALMDALE, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, Calif., today, marking the beginning of a planned transition of 747-8 Freighter testing to Southern California. The more than four-hour flight from Boeing Field in Seattle included testing on avionics and cruise performance. "Taking the airplane to Palmdale is a big step," said Mo Yahyavi, vice president and general manager of the 747 program. "The team is focused...

2009-07-09 14:00:57

The downturn in the housing market pushed property values down 0.09 percent in Los Angeles County in 2008, the county assessor's office said. It was the first time in 13 years the total value of property in the county had declined, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The value of all the property in Los Angeles County now totals $1.1 trillion, the annual report said. On average, the property value in the county has risen 7 percent each year since 1996. This year, in spite of the drop,...

2009-07-08 12:00:00

SYLMAR, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Quallion LLC, the world leader in the development of customized lithium ion batteries, today announced that it has selected Palmdale, Calif., as the location for its new state-of-the-art battery manufacturing plant. More than $10.6 million in incentives have been offered to Quallion by the City of Palmdale for the development of its new facility. Proposed incentives include tax credits, fee waivers and the sale of 9.65 acres of land in the Fairway...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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