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August 30, 2008

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial A Place To 'Remember, Reflect, Renew'

Park Includes 184 'Sculptural Elements' To Honor Victims

The husband-and-wife team who designed the Pentagon Memorial spent a gray, misty afternoon with their creation Thursday, two weeks before its public opening.

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Northrop/EADS Says Two Can Play The Upgrade Game

May Offer Tanker Based Off A330 Freighter

It's harder to hit a moving target. Should Boeing be successful in lobbying the Pentagon for more time to develop a larger aerial refueling tanker for the US Air Force KC-X competition -- to offer an alternative to the tanker put forth by a consortium of Northrop Grumman and EADS -- then those parties could also use that time to develop an alternative of their own, Northrop said this week.

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Report: ISS Changes Orbit To Avoid Russian Debris

But Officially... That Space Trash Doesn't Exist

Crewmembers onboard the International Space Station had to take the unusual step this week of firing booster rockets to lower the station's orbit, in order to avoid a chunk of space debris that may have come within a mile of the orbital platform.

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NTSB To Investigate Runway Incursions, Separation Incident

Close Call Over Atlantic Averted Thanks To TCAS

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two runway incursion incidents and an aircraft separation incident, all of which occurred in the last two days.

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AOPA Sounds Off On FAA's Five-Year 'Flight Plan'

Calls For Broader Support Of General Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration needs to show even greater support for general aviation in a key short-term strategic planning document known as the FAA Flight Plan. That's the message in a letter from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Phil Boyer to FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell.

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Opportunity Successfully Ascends Out Of Victoria Crater

Erstwhile Rover Back On Flat Ground

NASA announced Friday its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has climbed out of the large crater that it had been examining from the inside since last September.

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Embraer Delivers First Embraer 190 To Kunpeng Airlines

Mesa Joint-Venture Second Carrier To Operate Type On Chinese Mainland

Embraer recently delivered the first of five Embraer 190 jets to China’s Kunpeng Airlines Co. Ltd., one of the largest operators on the Chinese regional aviation market. In July 2008, during the 46th Farnborough Airshow, in the UK, Embraer announced a firm order for five Embraer 190 jets by Kunpeng.

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Apache Squadron Aids Iraqi Security Progress

Situation Much Calmer For Helo Pilots

Apache helicopter pilots say the view from the sky indicates the tide in Iraq may be turning. Soldiers of 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, made the move from Camp Taji to Camp Stryker at the Baghdad International Airport about a month ago.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.08)


The United States Air Force Historical Research Agency maintains hundreds of thousands of historically significant US Air Force documents representing some 70 million pages of interest to historians, researchers, and Air Force buffs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.08): True Anomaly


The angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis, measured in degrees.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.30.08)

"Throughout the whole process, the families wanted to make sure that the designers were creating a park where people could come and remember and reflect and renew."

Source: Jean Barnak, the Defense Department's project manager for the Pentagon September 11 Memorial. The memorial will be officially dedicated at a September 11 ceremony hosted by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. Thereafter, it will be open to the public 24 hours a day.

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