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mojave

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Cause of fatal 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash determined by NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board releases its final report on the October 31 crash that killed one of two pilots on the test flight over the Mojave Desert.

By July 28, 2015

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead

The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.

By October 31, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic lifts off

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Astrobotic is one of those teams, and it recently completed an important test at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

By August 14, 2014

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Astrobotic takes off for the Google Lunar XPrize

Milestone tests for the Google Lunar XPrize are underway. We join Team Astrobotic in the Mojave Desert for a test of their rocket-powered Masten lander.

By August 14, 2014

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In Mojave, the world's most exciting planes take flight

From the Air Force to NASA, commercial airplane storage to the first private spacecraft, the Mojave is the center of aviation. CNET Road Trip 2012 braved the summer heat to check it out.

By July 28, 2012

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The Mojave, the beating heart of the aviation world (pictures)

The vast desert northeast of Los Angeles is filled with military and civilian aviation facilities -- and some of the most exciting aircraft in history fly, and have flown, there.

27 Images By July 28, 2012

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In the Mojave, an Army dress rehearsal for Afghan war

Most Army units deploying to Afghanistan must first prepare for the combat zone at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. CNET Road Trip 2012 visited to see it first-hand.

By July 6, 2012

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Welcome to the Afghan War -- in the Mojave (pictures)

Army units preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan must first spend three weeks in scenario training at the service's National Training Center at Fort Irwin. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by to investigate.

25 Images By July 6, 2012

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At Mojave mine, rare earth metals are elemental (photos)

Molycorp breaks ground on a mining facility that taps some of the world's most prized elements, used in the production of everything from hybrid cars to cell phones to hard disk drives.

21 Images By April 22, 2011

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Getting schooled with the Air Force's elite test pilots

Every year, 40 of Air Force's best come to the Mojave for 12 grueling months at the service's Test Pilot School. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped in at Edwards AFB to see how it works.

By July 12, 2012