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World's largest jet engine, the GE9X, makes maiden flight

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The world's largest jet engine has taken flight for the first time in the skies over the Mojave Desert in California. On Tuesday, GE Aviation's GE9X powered into the air on the wing of the company's "Flying Test Bed" based at an airstrip...Show More Summary

The Strange and Mysterious Town of Zzyzx

Driving along lonely Interstate 15 in San Bernadino County, in the state of California, in the United States, you may come across something strange as the desolate arid wasteland of the Mojave Desert passes by. There on the side of the highway your attention may be caught by an odd road sign reading “Zzyzx road,”... Read more »

Beyond the cactus: A quick-start guide for springtime planting

In many other parts of the country, gardening comes easily. But the Mojave Desert requires a little more finesse.

Fourth person charged in Mojave Desert homicides

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police are looking at a possible drug connection surrounding the murder of two people found dead in a burned out car

Kelso Ghost Town in San Bernardino County, California

Now little more than a ghost village, Kelso Depot is a historical oasis in the desert of the Mojave National Preserve. In its prime, the oddly placed town provided food, water, and postal services to trains passing through. Kelso was built in 1905, with the train depot at its center and other administrative buildings popping up around it. Show More Summary

Dirt Co. Mint 400 Hats

A series of snap back hats inspired by The Great American Off-Road Race – a 400 mile mad dash across the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. We love the gradient and trail of dust on the Mojave horizon hat and the racer taking flight on the black-and-white “Send It” hat.

A Cannabis Resort in the Mojave Desert? Sure, Why Not.

The tiny town of Nipton, on the eastern edge of California in the Mojave Desert,¹ is about to become Marijuanaville: The nation’s largest publicly traded marijuana company, American Green, recently bought the town for $5 million, with plans to develop a “cannabis-driven” resort on the edge of the Mojave….The company will double the size of […]

My dating life took off on New Year’s Eve

All my life I have loved airplanes. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley I was fortunate to be within driving distance of Van Nuys and Burbank airports. Attending air shows at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert and Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County was an annual retreat....

The Amargosa River Defies the Desert

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The slender, delicate stream flows through the Mojave, giving life to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

2 Newport Beach victims testify they were left in desert after torture that included one losing a body part

SANTA ANA – Kern County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Williams was driving along Highway 14 in the Mojave Desert in October 2012 when he spotted a woman standing on the side of the road screaming for help. She was barefoot, and her hands were tied behind her back with zip ties, the sergeant testified in court […]

Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California cities and counties. The lawsuit takes aim at … Click to Continue »

Sounds Right: Flat-Earther Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Isn't Spherical

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Darwin, stay awake for this one -- it should be good. California man "Mad" Mike Hughes soon plans on launching himself 1,800-feet above the Mojave Desert aboard a homemade steam-powered rocket (dear God) in an attempt to gather photographic evidence that proves the earth is flat. Show More Summary

Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into The Sky At 800KM/H On Public Lands

61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher "Mad" Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 550m up at 800km/h in an untested homemade steam-powered rocket over the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California yesterday in some sort of gambit to prove the Earth is flat (spoilers. it's not), will not be doing any of that that this weekend. More »      

Flat-Earther Delays Launch In His Homemade Rocket, Saying 'It's Not Easy'

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Mike Hughes had planned to launch himself Saturday over the Mojave Desert in a quest to prove the world is flat. But he didn't count on a federal agency's rejection — or a significant tech breakdown.

“No Difference Between Science & Science Fiction” Says Flat Earth Rocketeer

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to fly a home made steam powered rocket over the Mojave Desert on November 25. If successful, his next goal is to fly high enough to take a photo proving the world is flat.

'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to take the rocket built from salvaged metal on a flight across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. His stated mission: to overturn two millennia of scientific understanding.

Man plans to launch rocket to prove Earth is flat

Self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to plans to hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy in the Mojave Desert as the first part of his flat-Earth space programme.

Teakettle Junction in California

About 20 miles down a bumpy, unimproved road in the Mojave Desert is a strange shrine of sorts. There, in a patch of earth known for its boiling temperatures, you’ll find a sign covered in kettles of all sizes, shapes, and colors that...Show More Summary

A Zine That Leans Into the Mojave Desert's Weirdness Is Now a Spooky Podcast

When Ken Layne self-published the first issue of The Desert Oracle in the spring of 2015, he never expected it to be read by anyone outside of the Mojave Desert. The small print quarterly, which explores strange phenomena ranging from the mythic (ghost towns and UFOs sightings) to the macabre...

Sierra Nevada Corp tests Dream Chaser spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert during the weekend. The company tweeted photos of the craft gliding to … Click to Continue »

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