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2015 Porsche Macan S

I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of all Porsche Macan owners will never take their vehicle on a track or see any more off-roading than a dirt path to a summer cottage, yet I maintain that there is no better venue to explore the absolute outer limits of the automaker's newest small family transport than on a racing circuit and an off-road ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Aerotech News And Review

F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Connecticut Post

Former astronaut and NASA critic dies

Hartsfield, who commanded Challenger's last successful flight in 1985, criticized NASA for failing to disclose the shuttle's potential safety problems before the 1986 blast that killed seven astronauts.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

SFBay

USS Hornet welcomes space pioneer Buzz Aldrin

One of the most decorated ships in U.S. history will welcome back this weekend a space trailblazer who came aboard after taking part in one of the world's most memorable events.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

ZDNet

To the Moon: Rocketdyne, Keeper of the Flame

Our third installment in our series is about Rocketdyne, the company which built and designed the mighty rocket engines for the Saturn V. Our third installment in our series is about Rocketdyne , the company which built and designed the mighty rocket engines for the Saturn V. The Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine, producing 1.5 million pounds of takeoff ... (more)

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Air & Space

The Real X-Men

SCOTT CROSSFIELD WAS THE FIRST to fly the X-15, and he probably knew the airplane better than anyone else.

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Aerotech News And Review

Air Force, Northrop Grumman celebrate 25th anniversary of B-2a 2s first flight

For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again.

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Space.com

Astronaut Hank Hartsfield, Led 1st Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, Dies

NASA astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who in 1984 commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery, died on Thursday .

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Business Journal

Aerojet Rocketdyne green spacecraft propulsion system passes test

Hydrazine is an effective fuel, but exposure to hydrazine is extremely toxic to people, and in some forms hydrazine is dangerously unstable.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The B-2 bomber turns 25

The first B-2 stealth bomber soars over the Mojave Desert during its maiden flight, on July 17, in 1989.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Scientific American

Military Bases Face Hurdles in Climate Change Adaptation

Climate impacts that could affect the DOD's nearly 7,600 sites worldwide include hotter temperatures, rising sea levels and increasing storm frequency and intensity A lakebed used as an emergency runway at Edwards Air Force Base inundated by floods didn't dry out completely for 8 months.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Charlie Duke offers a living history of the Apollo moon program

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and Rosemary Roosa, Director of the Walter Anderson Museum and daughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, stand with a "Moon Tree" which will be planted at the museum.

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Reuters

Pentagon's big budget F-35 fighter 'can't turn, can't climb, can't run'

The U.S. military has grounded all its new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters following an incident on June 23, when one of the high-tech warplanes caught fire on the runway of a Florida air base.

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Air & Space

50 Years of Hercules

ON AUGUST 23, 1954, LOCKHEED TEST PILOTS Stan Beltz and Roy Wimmer powered up the latest of their company's improbable designs, and after an 855-foot ground roll, pulled it up into the southern California sky on its first flight, bound for Edwards Air Force Base.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Workhorse' becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, was flying an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11 when the fighter reached the milestone.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Air & Space

Century Series Wannabe- page 2

Depending on who's talking, the North American F-107A was either the best fighter the Air Force didn't have the sense to buy, or a politically flawed loser from the outset.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Pentagon grounds all F-35s over engine problems, runway fire

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lifts off during testing at Edwards Air Force Base on March 19, 2013.

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Air & Space

The Deadliest Night Fighter in Korea

With a profile that would never be considered glamorous, the Douglas Skyknight was a conventional design delivering truly mediocre performance.

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Air & Space

The 98-Pound Weakling of Research Airplanes

When it appeared at the flight test facility at California's Muroc Air Force Base in 1948, the Northrop X-4 Bantam was the 98-pound weakling of research airplanes.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

AFMC bases implement Helping Agency taskbar icons

PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Air Force Materiel Command has ensured that help is literally just a click away at its installations.

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