In the wake of last year's wide-ranging Green Paper consultation
and the subsequent White Paper on European Space Policy, the
European Union and its partners are moving forward with important
new space initiatives.
The London Financial Times is reporting that the French
government, after overcoming last minute doubts, has decided to
proceed with the sale of a 35% percent stake in the state-owned
SNECMA turbine engine manufacturing company.
At the request of the U.S. Secret Service, the
FAA will implement airspace restrictions in Georgia from June 6-10,
2004, before and during the G8 Summit. The G8 Summit will be held
at Sea Island, GA from June 8-10, 2004. Before and during the
summit, the President of the United States and a number of world
leaders will arrive in the area for the summit meetings.
Today the Tennessee National Guard will present Vought Aircraft
Industries with the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve)
award for supporting employees' participation in the National Guard
Japanese fighter pilots from World War II toured USS Nimitz (CVN
68) May 18 as part of the last international grand reunion of the
Unabara-kai (Japanese Imperial Navy Surviving Aviator’s
Association). Carrying the Japanese Rising Sun flag, the veterans
and their family members boarded the ship, followed by Japanese
reporters who were there to capture the momentous event.
"On the heels of Memorial Day, this ceremony is a
tribute to Vought and its employees in Nashville who play an
important role in our nation's national defense."
Source: Tennessee National Guard press
release, announcing the award of their Freedom Medal to Vought
Aircraft Industries of Nashville (TN) for their support of national
guard and reserve employees.