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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

ULA Successfully Launches 50th Atlas V Rocket

Carried Eighth IIF-8 GPS Satellite Into Orbit

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA's 12th launch in 2014, and the 89th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

NASA, Lockheed Martin Say Orion Spacecraft Complete

Spacecraft Ready For Integration With Delta IV Heavy Rocket

NASA and Lockheed Martin have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA's Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

SpaceShipTwo Suffers An 'In Flight Anomaly'

Two Pilots On Board, Witnesses Report Seeing One Parachute

Virgin Galactic says that SpaceShipTwo suffered a serious 'in flight anomaly' during a test flight Friday.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Wallops Completes Initial Assessment After Orbital Mishap

Transporter Erector Launcher, Lightning Suppressors Badly Damaged By The Accident

The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Airborne 10.31.14: SpaceShipTwo Lost, GAMA's 3Q/14 Report, AEA Counters FAA

Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident

In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said: "Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so." The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report yesterday and it confirms business is improving. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent. The FAA played host to a group of aviation leaders this week a

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

LMC Opens Commercial Space Headquarters

Colorado Announces Incentives To Support Growth

Lockheed Martin officials and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper cut the ribbon for the company’s Commercial Space headquarters on Wednesday, and announced an economic incentive program designed to bring jobs to the state.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

NASA Seeks Proposals To Develop Capabilities For Deep Space Exploration

Agency Says Journey to Mars Is The Ultimate Goal

NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars.

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