Yuma Proving Ground

Yuma Proving Ground Throws 75th Anniversary Gala

Feb 6, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend with a free event for the public.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett was there…

NASA's Orion Capsule Parachute Test Postponed, then Successful

Dec 22, 2017
NASA

The most recent test for NASA’s Orion capsule parachute system at the Yuma Proving Ground was postponed for two days.  But a successful test did (eventually) take place.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was at the Yuma Proving Ground for the test…

Yuma Proving Ground Nears Its 75th Anniversary

Oct 31, 2017
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

A Taste of Pi at Yuma Proving Ground

Mar 15, 2017
US Army photo by Mark Schauer

Mathematics is the key to engineering—and weapons testing.  Yuma Proving Ground celebrated the role of one mathematical component on March 14.  Maya Springhawk Robnett got a taste of Pi Day…

Giant Space Gun Sits in Arizona Desert: The Story Behind HARP

Sep 2, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

To send something into space, the accepted technique is to launch it with a rocket. In the 1960s, however, a Canadian visionary proposed the radical idea to simply shoot through the atmosphere—with a giant space gun. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

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