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Vector abandons the Air Force take-off contract and resubmits the mission to Aevum

Vector retired on August 26, when the contractor for the space lift mission Air Force Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON) -45. WASHINGTON – The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center received a $ 4.9 million Aevum space launch mission on Monday to lift experimental satellites into near-Earth orbit. The Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON) -45 mission was …

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Maine astronaut prepares for take-off

At the age of 5, Jessica Meir painted a picture of herself as an astronaut. In her school yearbook she wrote that she wanted to make a spacewalk. Six years ago, NASA selected them for astronaut training. This month, the 42-year-old Caribou native will launch her first mission to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir at the Gagarin …

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Small jet breaks down at take-off at Northern California airport; All 10 escaped aboard injuries

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped an injury on Wednesday when the plane crashed off a runway at a small airport in northern California, left the runway and went up in flames. The twin-engined Cessna Citation pilot The launch of the jet at Oroville Municipal Airport was canceled shortly before noon for unknown reasons, said Federal Aviation Administration …

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Rocket Lab forced to postpone takeoff because of the weather – BGR

Although SpaceX is the world's leading provider of commercial space flights – and is gaining a lot of attention – it is not the only private company to compete for a slice of the pie. Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab also offers commercial space flights, and its electron rocket has already delivered satellites to paying customers into space. It was …

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SpaceX launch shock: NASA suspends Falcon 9 launch 15 minutes before takeoff | Science | news

SpaceX should launch a replenishment mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, July 24th. The rocket launch was conducted for 23.24 BST (18.24 EDT) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. However, bad weather and "adverse conditions" have forced NASA to cancel the start. Just minutes before the decision, NASA said, "The weather continues to cause concern as …

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Private plane headed to St. Petersburg crashes after takeoff in Texas, 10 dead

DALLAS (AP) – A town official says 10 people were killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into a hangar during a Dallas-area airport. Ed Martelle, Public Information Officer with the Town of Addison, Texas, spokeswoman Mary Rosenbleeth says the Sunday morning crash at the Addison Municipal Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says A Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed …

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The first woman in take-off control helps bring a man to the moon

But a woman stood out – the 28-year-old JoAnn Morgan. Morgan, who served as instrument controller for the mission, was the only woman to enter the shooting room where NASA personnel were detained during the Apollo 11 mission. Historic Launch on July 16, 1969. Morgan had to be in the room to notify the test team if something went wrong. …

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5 tourists, including Americans, killed when plane crashes into sea after takeoff in Honduras

The crash happened off Roatan island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. The Piper PA-32-260 is planning to head to the tourist port city of Trujillo, about 49 miles from Roatan, an island frequented by tourists from the United States, Canada and Europe, authorities told Reuters. US COLLEGE DEGREES AMONG VICTIMS OF HORRIFIC RUSSIA PLANE FIRE Four …

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Antarctic time bomb waiting for takeoff

Photo: The A-68 iceberg was separated from the Larsen C ice rink in July 2017. Picture credits: Nathan Kurtz / NASA The Earth's sea level should be nine meters higher than he is – and dramatic melting in the Antarctic could close the gap soon, scientists warn. They say global temperatures are the same today as they were 115,000 years …

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