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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

XCOR Lynx Lands At American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting

Full Scale Model On Display At The San Francisco Convention

XCOR Aerospace will be at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual meeting – and taking its full scale Lynx spacecraft model along for the ride. The model will be on display December 15-19 at the AGU Exhibit Hall in San Francisco.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Give The Gift Of (Simulated) Space

Space Camp Has Special Discounts From Black Friday Through Cyber Monday

The only public sale of tuition for Space Camp is being offered by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this weekend, offering discounts of tuition for Space Camp, Aviation Challenge Camp, and Space Camp Robotics.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge For Largest-Ever Prize Of $5 Million

Winner Could Send CubeSat To The Moon On Orion Spacecraft

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air 'Scrooges' Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flights

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9

This report could be called the story of the Grinch who stole the Christmas bonus. About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned. The regional airline paid out bonuses of $4,000 each to its pilots in October, but then notified those pilots that the payout was "premature" ... and told them to return the money. It’s reported the company plans to take a payroll action to recover the premature payments. The FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region. Flyovers are always an exciting part of pre-game or pre-race activities for fans, but with fewer mil

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

ILS Proton Rolled Out For Launch Of Astra 2G

Launch Scheduled For November 28th From Baikonur Cosmodrome

Following the State Review Board’s approval, the Proton M/Astra 2G integrated launch vehicle (ILV) was rolled out to Launch Complex at 4:30 am (Moscow Time) Monday. The ILV is now installed on its launch pad.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Key Orion Avionics Provided By Ball Aerospace

Company Also Supplying Antenna Hardware For The New Spacecraft

Phased array antennas and flight test cameras for the first flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft planned for next month have been provided to prime contractor Lockheed Martin by Ball Aerospace.  Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 4.

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