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September 24, 2010

Mars Rover Opportunity Approaching A Possible Meteorite

Toaster-Sized Rock Just Sitting On The Sand

Images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took at the end of an 81-meter (266-foot) drive on September 16th reveal a dark rock about 31 meters (102 feet) away.

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NASA Selects High Schools To Compete In New Challenge

Winning Software Designs Will Program Satellites On ISS

NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., have selected 24 high schools to participate in a new science, technology, engineering, and math education program.

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Aero-TV: Phil Boyer At Oshkosh 2010 -- Advice For EAA's New President

One of Aviation's Best Known Leaders Has Some Advice For EAA's New Boss

To those of us who watched aviation work its way through several decades of various trials and tribulations, Phil Boyer proved himself to be the real deal... a solid leader with some serious smarts and a true passion for the world of aviation. When he decided to retire after nearly two decades of challenging leadership, we all felt poorer for the loss of his participation but could not deny the that the guy deserved to retire and enjoy his life the way that he wanted... free of the pressures that he lived 24/7 for all those years.

Aero-TV: Secretary Of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano at Oshkosh 2010

Big-Time Feds Visit Oshkosh....

Oshkosh attracts all manner of people, products, programs and planes... and the occasional politician. This year, Wittman Field hosted a number of Feds... some of whom came, said a lot and left the rest of us wondering if they really looked around and got a glimpse of the amazing things taking place around them. Still; we're pleased that they showed up at all and despite the 'bureaucrat-speak' we have to be glad for the fact that they still are interested in visiting rather than just casting decisions on us without so much as a glance.

SpaceX Pushes Back Dragon Test Flight

Earliest The Cargo Module Could Fly Is November

SpaceX announced in an e-mail Wednesday that it will not be attempting a demo flight of its Dragon cargo module atop a Falcon 9 booster in October. The company said the targeted launch date request is now November 8th or 9th.

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