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It's been 70 years since Chuck Yeager's historic flight — here's what it was like to break the sound barrier

On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40,000 feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. The journey to that flightShow More Summary

Painted Rocks in Barstow, California

Shields, castles, mottos, and mustangs adorn a mound of stones in the Mojave Desert. The pile of painted rocks represents United States Army units from various locations. They stand against an otherwise empty landscape (even the base is about six miles down the road). The pile is next to the main gate of the Fort Irwin National Training Center. Show More Summary

Mojave's magnificent Mitchell Caverns reopening after 6 years and a series of setbacks

Mitchell Caverns, a trio of geological delights in the Mojave Desert, will reopen Nov. 3 after more than six years and a series of setbacks.

Mojave Desert Caverns To Reopen Following Years Of Repairs

Mitchell Caverns is the only limestone cavern system in the California State Parks. [ more › ]

After years of closure, attacks by vandals and extensive repairs, the Mojave Desert's caverns are set to reopen

Mitchell Caverns will reopen in November, seven years after vandals plundered and damaged the Mojave Desert tourist attraction

DiS Goes Nomad: The Desert Daze 2017 Preview

We're off to the Mojave desert to watch some bands at Joshua Tree

CSUF professor’s multimedia work about desert gets NEA funding

Music professor Pamela Madsen has received $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for her new multimedia oratorio, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” which combines music with images and sounds from the Mojave Desert. Madsen’s concert-length work will feature percussion, strings, orchestra, voices, video and electronics. Show More Summary

Cannabis company buying historic town of Nipton to develop 420-friendly resort

Nipton is one of a growing list of communities in the Mojave Desert and throughout California that are turning to cannabis to save them.

Bill aimed at halting Mojave Desert water project stalls

California lawmakers won't try to slow down a company's plan to pump water from below the Mojave Desert to sell in Southern California. A bill called the "California Desert Protection … Click to Continue »

California lawmakers block Mojave water bill, Cadiz surges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of water resource developer Cadiz Inc surged 30 percent in extended trade on Friday after a bill aimed at putting the brakes on its plan to pump water from California's Mojave Desert failed to make it past a state Senate committee.

Cadiz shares slump as California lawmakers eye Mojave Desert water project

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of water resource developer Cadiz Inc lost nearly a fifth of their value on Friday as California lawmakers considered a bill that could put the brakes on the company's plan to pump water from the Mojave Desert.

Dream Chaser spaceplane hauled aloft in first captive carry flight test

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After years of development and numerous iterations, the latest Dream Chaser spaceplane has successfully completed its first captive carry flight test over the Mojave Desert. Hoisted up by a Chinook helicopter, the Dream Chaser will undertake...Show More Summary

Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert

A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return from orbit.

Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert

A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle has been carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter in a precursor to a free flight in … Click to Continue »

A mini-space shuttle is being test-flown over the Mojave Desert — watch the live video

Sierra Nevada Corporation is live in the Mojave Desert with a preliminary test flight of its reusable spaceship, the Dream Chaser. The Dream Chaser is designed to fly without a pilot during its first real flights, reach orbit some 250 miles above Earth, and help resupply the International Space Station for NASA. Show More Summary

Gold mining firm seeks to shrink Mojave Desert's Castle Mountains monument

Less than a year ago, President Obama’s designation of a new national monument in the eastern Mojave Desert — featuring a row of jagged peaks rising above native grasslands and Joshua trees — was hailed as a compromise that served the goals of conservationists and the mining industry. The 20,920-acre...

Don't allow one company to despoil the Mojave Desert for profit

To the editor: The Mojave Desert has been an ecological wonder for its entire existence, and Cadiz Inc., with the help of the Trump administration, wants to drain much of it for profit in a few generations. This could forever destroy one of our country’s most beautiful and amazing natural ecosystems....

My California high school had a Confederate mascot

When I tell friends my high school mascot was a Confederate soldier, I’m usually asked to repeat myself. Didn’t I say I was from California? I did — I am. I’m from the Antelope Valley, a group of towns in the Mojave Desert about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. That’s where, in 2005, I graduated...

Mysticism and Fall Fashion Collide in the Mojave Desert

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Photographer Jim Mangan took the season’s most colorful prints out West.

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