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REMEMBERING AMERICA’S HEROES: ASTRONAUT DAVID “DOC” BROWN’S BRILLIANT LAST WORDS

This is a bitter-sweet post to say the least, but my favorite for some time. This week marked the ten-year anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s breakup upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. This was a very, very bad day for America’s … Read the rest of this entry

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ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY IS RETURNING TO SPACE FOR THE LONG HAUL

Captain Scott Kelly, a two-time Shuttle flyer who has already had an International Space Station expedition under his belt, will be going where no American has gone before, a year in space. This is a huge stepping stone for deep … Read the rest of this entry

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VIRGIN GALACTIC UNVEILS NEW CARGO ROCKET SYSTEM, BUT THERE MAY BE A TWIST…

Sir Richard Branson tipped the world off to a new cargo oriented space spin-off to his already anxiously awaited commercial space tourism enterprise. Dubbed “Virgin Launcher One” this new concept will pair the “White Knight 2” mothership, that is common … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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A HUGE CHEERS TO JAMES “SCOTTY” DOOHAN FOR FINALLY MAKING IT TO THE FINAL FRONTIER!

James Doohan, who passed away in 2005, who was famous for being the greatest warp drive engineer in the whole United Federation of Planets, finally got a well deserved ride into space aboard Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket. Doohan’s ashes, along … Read the rest of this entry

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THE ISS CATCHES A DRAGON BY THE TAIL!

Another Space-X first ladies and gentleman…

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: BLUE ORIGIN’S VTOL ROCKET A COUSIN OF THE McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-X “DELTA CLIPPER”

NASA’s Commercial Crew initiative is getting barraged with cutback requests on Capitol Hill, and now the House is preparing to vote on legislation that would require NASA to immediately downselect a single commercial spaceflight purveyor from the eclectic list of … Read the rest of this entry

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ALLIED PACIFIC FORCES PREPARE TO SWAT NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TEST

North Korea’s asinine decision to execute a test of their ever evolving ballistic missile technology, under the guise of a “peaceful satellite launch,” is exactly the wrong move at the wrong time for the “Hermit Kingdom” to make. Now under … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE DEAL!: DREAM TEAM ALLEN, RUTAN & MOSK SET OUT TO CHANGE HOW WE PUT THINGS INTO SPACE

This is a very big deal. You have three of America’s greatest innovators collaborating on a system that will cut space launch costs to a fraction of what they are today. In the process, the world’s largest aircraft will be … Read the rest of this entry

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IN-DEPTH PHOTO ANALYSIS OF THE SUPPOSED RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE IN IRANIAN HANDS

RECENT¬†UPDATE¬†TIED DIRECTLY TO THIS POST, PLEASE READ AFTER YOU READ THIS PIECE FOR FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AND CONTEXT: http://aviationintel.com/?p=4476 We were first to post the story yesterday by almost an hour, thanks to some fantastic international patrons of aviationintel.com, and … Read the rest of this entry

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