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December 23, 2008

Sierra Nevada Corporation Acquires SpaceDev

Will Be Cornerstone Of New Space Systems Business Area

Sierra Nevada Corporation President, Eren Ozmen, announced Monday SNC has completed the acquisition of SpaceDev Inc, following the passing of company founder Jim Benson in October.

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NASA Hangs In Limbo On Obama Transition

Agency Awaits Griffin's Next Move, Constellation's Future

Widely rumored development problems with NASA's next-generation manned space program, early campaign promises by President-elect Brack Obama to trim spending on space exploration, and reports of head-butting between the transition team and Administrator Michael Griffin are causing uncertainty within NASA.

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Aero-TV: Corkey Fornof -- Continuing The Legend (Part 2)

OK... We Admit It, We're BIG Fans!

Most of the world has seen him fly -- but often in the guise of some other person... whether it be James Bond or The Phantom. The man behind the stick for some of aero-movie-dom's most famous scenes is none other than JW "Corkey" Fornof... one of the best pilots in the biz and a helluva nice guy. Better yet, he claims to be ANN's biggest fan... and with that particular approbation (one he hasn't been bashful about voicing -- Thanks!), it seemed only natural that he become the subject of an Aero-TV feature.

NASA Study Links Severe Storm Increases To Global Warming

Study's Findings Consistent With Earlier Report, Says Scientists

The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming, according to a study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

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KSC Selects SRA For Constellation Launch Control Systems

Spacecraft Command Language Will Help NASA Modernize LCS Computers

Technology consulting firm SRA International announced this week NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has chosen SRA's Spacecraft Command Language (SCL) to support the Constellation Program, which will develop the new systems and vehicles that will replace the Space Shuttle and provide for the nation's next generation of space exploration.

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