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May 15, 2005

ISS Oxygen Generator Beyond Repair

It's Dead, John

The Russian oxygen generator on board the International Space Station is down for the count.

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Former NASA Inspector Found Not Guilty

Avoids Jail Time

After closing arguments Friday, the jury took only two hours to reach not guilty verdicts in the remaining charges against Billy Thornton.

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KODIAK Makes Official Debut In Anchorage

On Display To Alaska Airmen

Quest Aircraft's KODIAK made its official worldwide debut Friday at a press conference prior to the opening of the Alaska State Aviation Trade Show in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Pitts Python Packs Powerful Punch (Part One)

400-HP Biplane: Not Your Grandfather's Single-Seat Pitts

Jim Kimball Enterprises is home to the kit version of the Pitts Model 12, Curtis Pitts's put-hair-on-your-chest redesign of the classic Pitts aerobatic biplane concept for the 360-hp Vedenyev radial engine.

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Flight Engineer Earns Pitsenbarger Award

Bravery In Action

Master Sgt. Robert Colannino Jr. has been named the 2005 Pitsenbarger award winner for his display of heroism in the face of enemy fire.

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Opportunity Rover Inches Forward

A Small Test

Friday the 13th may not have been so bad for the folks at JPL. Opportunity actually moved for the first time in two weeks, in a brief test for the crew to validate tests that they've been making here on Earth.

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Smuggling Pilot Sentenced: Punishment Light

Smugglers Betrayed By Insiders: More To Be Sentenced In July

Remember Christian Delgado Gomez?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.15.05)

"A decision of this kind, impacting people who have served this company well, is extremely difficult. But the ongoing turmoil in the airline industry, coupled with high fuel prices and pressure from low-cost carriers, puts us in a position where we must continue to find ways to reduce the cost of running our airline."

Source:  Alaska's Airlines CEO Bill Ayer, after replacing 472 Seattle baggage handlers with contractors from Menzies at 0300 on Friday the 13th.

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