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September 30, 2007

Kennedy Prepares to Host Constellation

NASA has updated ANN with the news that Ares rockets that will take over for the space shuttle and carry humans to the moon are closer to lifting off from the drawing board. Designs and modifications are under way at Launch Pad 39B, the Launch Control Center and the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to accommodate the first test flight of an Ares I rocket in April 2009.

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Boeing Completes Eight-Hour Flight Of A160T Hummingbird

Unmanned Rotorcraft Carries 1,000-Pound Payload On Longest Flight To Date

Boeing successfully flew its A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft Sept. 26 for eight hours while carrying a 1,000-pound payload. During its longest flight to date and the program's 42nd flight overall, the aircraft reached an altitude of 5,000 feet near Victorville, Calif.

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EDO Receives $55 Million Order to Support Ballistic Missile Defense System

EDO Corporation has been awarded a new task order with a ceiling value of $55 million for evaluation and assessment support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The work has a specified period of performance from October 2007 through December 2011.

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