Flight Test to the Edge of Space

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
U.S. Air Force
Document Title
Flight Test to the Edge of Space
Document Type
JD - Joint Document

Document Description
Note: Joint Document: Environmental Assessment/FONSI The U.S. Air Force proposes to conduct up to 48 flight tests annually at very high altitudes (up to 264,000 feet above sea level) over the western U.S. and Pacific Ocean. These flight tests would reach speeds faster than the speed of sound and land at Edwards AFB, CA. This EA serves as a foundation for a first flight in 2011 and would be re-evaluated after 2015. This EA evaluates 6 alternatives addressing the launch, flight, and landing phase at Edwards AFB.

Contact Information
Gary Hatch
U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center/95th ABW
95ABW/EMXC 5 E. Popson Avenue, Bldg. 2650A
Edwards AFB, CA 93524-1130

Phone : (661) 277-1454


Kern Los Angeles San Bernardino
Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Boron, Rosamond

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Flight Test of one-of-a kind aircraft above 30,000')
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Test Flight
Project Issues
Air Quality Economics/Jobs Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Air Space
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Fish and Wildlife, Headquarters Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources Agency
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