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Atlantis Lands Safely in Calif.

Stormy Florida weather prompted NASA to go to Plan B

(Newser) - With weather conditions in Florida remaining too soggy for a safe shuttle landing, Atlantis instead touched down at Edwards Air Force Base in California this morning. This was the 53rd west-coast landing for a space shuttle, a $2 million decision made easy by the balmy conditions in the Mojave Desert.... More »

Air Force Pilot Killed in Mojave Desert Crash

Crewman injured after jet crashes during training mission

(Newser) - A military pilot was killed when his jet crashed in the Mojave Desert north of California's Edwards Air Force Base yesterday, the AP reports. Military officials said the T-38 Talon was on a training flight. The navigator ejected and is in stable condition in hospital. The crash, still under investigation,... More »

Fighter Jet Down in Calif. Desert

(Newser) - An Air Force F-22 fighter jet has crashed in the California desert near Edwards Air Force Base, the Los Angeles Times reports. The $140 million aircraft was on a training mission when it crashed this morning, and the fate of the pilot is unknown. The F-22, a supersonic stealth jet,... More »

Atlantis Detours, Lands in Calif.

Space shuttle, 7 astronauts return after Fla. weather forces change of plans

(Newser) - The Atlantis space shuttle landed in California this afternoon, touching down at Edwards Air Force Base after weather forced a 1-day delay and a detour from Florida. The craft's signature twin sonic booms reverberated from San Diego to Los Angeles before the shuttle glided to a stop in the Mojave... More »

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