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Captain Jacqueline S. Parker became the first female US Air Force pilot to graduate from the US Air Force Test Pilot School, 1989

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Bell X-1-3, aircraft #46-064 (known as "Queenie"), being mated to the EB-50A Superfortress 'mothership' for a captive flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 9 November 1951.

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McDonnell YF4H-1 Phantom II, Bu. No. 142260, takes off at Edwards Air Force Base, during Project Top Flight. (U.S. Navy)

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18 May 1953: At Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jacqueline Cochran flew the 100th Canadair Sabre—a Sabre Mk.3, serial number 19200—over a 100 kilometer closed circuit and set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record of 1,050.18 kilometers per hour (652.552 miles per hour).Jacqueline Cochran with Canadair Sabre Mk.3 No. 19200 at Edwards AFB. (Associated Press)

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A B-2 Spirit flies to the North Pole Oct. 27, 2011, on a test mission from Edwards Air Force Base, CA (U.S. Air Force photo/Bobbi Zapka)

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“1950’s — A young “cowboy”, the son of a member of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, looks over the Convair built YB-60 during its visit at Edwards from the Fort Worth, Texas, plant. (1953)”

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