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November 23, 2008

Astronauts Complete Third ISS Spacewalk

But Problems Continue With Water Reclamation Unit

Shuttle Endeavour astronauts spent seven hours Saturday working on the International Space Station's starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint. Things were going so well on the mission's third spacewalk that they wanted to extend it, but mission controllers instructed them to call it a day.

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Report Blasts CIA In 2001 Downing Of Missionary Plane

Routine Disregard Of Required Intercept Procedures Covered Up By CIA

A report from the Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector-General reveals the Agency obstructed the investigation into its role in shooting down a missionary plane in Peru in 2001.

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Two Of Detroit's Big Three Automakers Reducing Fleets

GM, Ford Both Cutting Costs After Congressional Criticism

On Wednesday, top executives from Detroit's Big Three automakers appeared before Congress to ask for a $25 billion industry bailout... but instead were dressed down for their lavish travel expenses to Washington and basically having no plan for what to do with the money.

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Canadian Court: Obese Entitled To Two Airline Seats For Price Of One

Airlines Lose Appeal Of One-Person-One-Fare Policy

In a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday, the court determined obese people are entitled to two seats for the price of one on Canadian domestic flights.

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USAF Program Helps Airmen, Families Deal With Recovery

Gulf War I Program Expanded To Assist Wounded Airmen

The Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care Program is reaching out to wounded airmen from the point injury on the battlefield and throughout their rehabilitation and reintegration and beyond, the program's manager said last week.

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'Tis The Season: Evergreen Museum To Host Three Special Events

Holiday Fun For The Whole Family!

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is celebrating the holidays with three events -- Breakfast with Santa on December 6, and Polar Express Pajama Day on December 13 and 20.

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Glasair Aviation Announces Economic Stimulus Sale

Offers Reduced Cost, Time To Get In The Air

Glasair Aviation is the latest planemaker to announce it is going to assist the Federal Government -- and prospective pilots -- with the economic recovery, by offering customers three limited-time money-saving offers.

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ERAU, Wings Aviation Join Forces

Degrees Available For Wings Students, Flight Training Available For ERAU Students

The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis grew just a bit closer this week as Wings Aviation, St. Paul’s premier flight school, joined forces with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Minneapolis campus.

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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Glides Into New Year

Probe Powers Down Its Ion Drive As Scheduled

NASA's Dawn spacecraft shut down its ion propulsion system Thursday as scheduled. The spacecraft is now gliding toward a Mars flyby in February of next year.

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TAT Subsidiary Receives 40th ATR Regional Airliner

ATR 72-500 Will Be Leased To Bangkok Airways

TAT Group's leasing subsidiary, AIR Ltd., took delivery last week of an ATR 72-500 aircraft which marks the 40th ATR aircraft delivered to the TAT Group. The aircraft will be leased to Bangkok Airways.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.08)

Aero-Linx!

You are invited to enter and see some of the professionally built, airplane model kits in the gallery or read through some of the tutorials on detailed scale model aircraft building.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.08): Nadir

Aero-Terms!

The direction from a spacecraft directly down toward the center of a planet. Opposite the zenith.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.23.08)

"It would have been done anyway. It's just the travel cutbacks have been so severe. It's just not being used."

Source: General Motors spokesman Tom Wilkinson. On Friday, GM and Ford Motor Company both issued statements announcing their intention to cut travel costs by reducing the size of their corporate jet fleets. Wilkinson maintained the struggling automaker had already made plans to return the jets due to cuts in travel spending, even before the automaker executives were criticized in Washington last week for each flying from Detroit onboard three separate bizjets.

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