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Visionaries rocketing past NASA

On Oct. 4, 2004, a group of revolutionaries in the Mojave Desert sent a little dart-shaped rocket called SpaceShipOne beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Burt Rutan, the ship's designer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071909/opi_465729736.shtml
From Sea2Sea

...along the way, such as angry, bike-chasing dogs in Louisiana, tornados in Texas and unforgiving 50-mph winds through the Mojave desert, Keanel said he's physically and mentally in good shape. "Physically, I have lost 25 to 30 pounds," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-06/sea2sea
Local
Teitzel named new BLM Glennallen Field Manager

...experience working as the Range Management Officer for six years on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center in the Mojave Desert. According to the release, Teitzel looks forward to living the rural Alaska lifestyle, and will report to Glennallen...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-22/teitzel-named-new-blm-glennallen-fie
Outdoors
Outside column: Is solar power dead in the water?

...California and Nevada. This area of the Mojave Desert seems perfect for solar power; it's hot and flat and vast. What the Mojave Desert doesn't have is water. Most...air-cooled system, but CSP plants in the Mojave Desert face an obvious problem: It's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061209/opi_450230923.shtml
Flights offer chance for unique high-altitude research

...be used in models on global climate change. University researchers, U.S. Department of Energy officials and employees of Mojave, Calif.-based Scaled Composites are taking part in the research. The Proteus was designed by famed aviator Burt Rutan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101204/sta_flights.shtml
News
JYFL's Chargers claim national title with 9-6 victory

...Youth Football Championships with a 9-6 victory Saturday afternoon over the defending champion Kaysville (Utah) Darts at Mojave High School in Las Vegas. Kaysville won last year's championship game after beating Juneau 32-8 in the first round of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112899/Spo_jfyl.html
Sports
Fort Wainwright MP company deploys to Iraq Monday

...relatives and friends. The 140 MPs are headed to Iraq for the next year to train and support Iraqi police. To prepare for the deployment the 472nd trained for a month last fall at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin in the Mojave desert.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011310/reg_548651125.shtml
GAO criticizes Interior Dept. for brushing off global warming

...however, does have things looking up for non-native grasses that are fueling hotter and longer-lasting wildfires in the Mojave Desert, and for heat-loving pests like beetles, grasshoppers and fungi. Spruce bark beetles are chewing their way through...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090707/sta_20070907031.shtml
News
This Day in History

...state's death penalty. In 1977, the space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden flight above the Mojave Desert. In 1994, President Clinton notified Congress he was prepared to order bombing by U.S. warplanes in Bosnia. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021804/sta_history.shtml
News
N. Pole rescue saves 5 lives

...be salvaged, he added. The five were identified as Ron Sheardown, John Pletcher and Jim Bowden of Anchorage; Rutan from Mojave, Calif., and Jan Haugsad of Norway. Rutan made history in December 1986 when he completed his nine-day, around-the-world...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051600/Loc_pole.html
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