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September 01, 2006

After Three Years, SMART-1 Set To Impact Moon

We May Be Able To See It, Too!

If you have a decent telescope -- or maybe even a powerful pair of binoclears -- watch the moon this weekend. That's when the ESA's SMART-1 probe will intentionally crash on the lunar surface and, if the impact is bright enough, you might be able to see it from your own back yard.

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FAA Signs Off On Environmental Impact Of Blue Origin's Spaceport Plans

Company Must Halt Construction If Remains, Artifacts Found On Site

Could the first privately-owned spaceport in the United States be located in southwest Texas? Could be... as founder Jeff Bezos' proposed suborbital space launch center near the town of Van Horn moved one step closer to opening this week, after receiving a passing grade on an FAA environmental impact study.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.01.06

Lockheed Martin Wins Orion Contract

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.01.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.01.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Lockheed Martin Wins Orion Contract: 09.01.06 (ANN Special Feature, with NASA's press conference announcing Lockheed Martin as the builder of Orion)

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Russia Postpones Soyuz Launch To Accommodate Atlantis

Four-Day Delay Gives NASA A Little More Time

NASA just got a little help from its Russian counterpart... four extra days before the next Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, now scheduled for September 18. That gives NASA more time to launch the shuttle Atlantis.

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