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August 20, 2010

WhiteKnightTwo Slightly Damaged In Landing Incident

Scaled Composites Says There Was A Mechanical Problem With Left Landing Gear

WhiteKnightTwo, which is designed to serve as the launch platform for Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two, was slightly damaged Thursday morning when the aircraft had what was described by Scaled Composites as a mechanical problem with its left main landing gear.

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ANN Special Feature: Making "The Mac" Reliable

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rick Whittridge about what it takes to make the McCulloch two-stroke drone engines reliable enough for use on experimental aircraft.

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Watching The Weather In Space

AMPERE Successfully Demonstrate Space Weather Observation

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), with help from Boeing and Iridium Communications , has successfully implemented a new space-based system to monitor Earth's space environment.

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