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November 16, 2009

Mission Managers Praise STS-129 Launch Teams

Atlantis Launch Called "Flawless"

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off for a mission to ISS at 1428 Monday afternoon, in what NASA called a "Flawless" launch. "What a great way to start this mission," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations. "I can't say enough about the teams that got this vehicle ready to fly."

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E-Green Technologies, Inc. Acquires 21st Century Airships

Company Will Offer High-Performance, Long-Endurance Manned and Unmanned LTA Airships

E-Green Technologies tells ANN that it has acquired Newmarket, Ontario based 21st Century Airships. 21st Century is reportedly the world's leading airship research and development company, with a strong IP portfolio of 18 patents, issued and pending, which protects the Company's airship technology.

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Jacksonville, Florida Spaceport 'Imminent', Officials Say

Hopes Cecil Field Will Become The First Operational Commercial Spaceport

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) thinks that Cecil Field, a former Navy master jet base in Florida's Duval County, can become the nation's first truly commercial spaceport. JAA Officials said this week that a spaceport license for Cecil Field is "officially imminent."

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Students Send Microbe Experiment On Space Shuttle Atlantis

Will Study How Bacteria Change In Microgravity

An experiment by a group of college students that will study how microbes grow in microgravity will head to orbit aboard space shuttle Atlantis when it launches from the Kennedy Space Center next week.

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