FROM Christian Gelzer
Edwards Air Force Role in the Space Program In a few moments, we'll hear about the l ast Space Shuttle landing , which took place this morning, and the future of NASA. Out of 133 shuttle landings, 54 happened at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. But that's not the only role Edwards played in the Shuttle Program. Christian Gelzer, who works for a NASA contractor Tybrin Corporation, is chief historian at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center out at Edwards.
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