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Thursday | Noozhawk

Body Found Inside Burning Mobile Home in Lompoc

Firefighters who responded early Thursday to a raging mobile home fire discovered the body of an elderly adult inside the structure, according to the Lompoc Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Lompoc, CA, Fire, Santa Barbara County, CA, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 30, 2014

National Public Radio

Should America Keep Its Aging Nuclear Missiles?

This unarmed test version was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Nebraska

Tue Jul 29, 2014

International Business Times

New Zealand to Kick Start Space Programme in 2015

New Zealand is bracing to get a big slice of the global satellite launch market with its unique space programme getting ready to blast off by 2015.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, US Air Force

Chattanoogan.com

Airman From Fort Oglethorpe Defends Operating Base In Kabul

A U.S. Air Force Airman who calls Fort Oglethorpe home successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, World News, Afghanistan, Asia

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Alabama factory brings rocket science to life

The one-of-a-kind plant is hidden on an industrial road in Morgan County. The ULA rockets made there help create the constellation of satellites overhead that shape life in the 21st century.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Science / Technology, NASA, US Military, US Air Force, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Liftoff! Orbiting Carbon Observatory Heads to Orbit

On July 2, 2014, a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, US Air Force

The Post-Standard

Pentagon wants to hear from public about possible Fort Drum missile interceptor site

A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into a silo at Fort Greely, Alaska in this file photo.

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Related Topix: Fort Drum, NY, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Military, US Air Force, US News, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 15, 2014

SPACE.com

SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Returns Booster to Earth, then 'Kaboom'

The commercial spaceflight company SpaceX returned part of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth after a successful satellite launch Monday in a reusability test that did not go entirely as planned after the booster splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Hawthorne, CA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

New Scientist

Spaceport UK: Government plan to launch spaceplanes

Build it and they will come. That was the message from the UK Space Agency today as it revealed ambitious plans to build a spaceport somewhere in the UK before 2018.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Noozhawk

One Dead, 2 Hurt in Crash on Highway 1 at Vandenberg AFB

One person was killed - and two others were seriously injured - Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident at Vandenberg Air Force Base , according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .

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Related Topix: Vandenberg AFB, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Santa Barbara County, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Editorial: We welcome new WSMR leader to our community

Each time there is a change of command at White Sands Missile Range, it means that one incredibly gifted and talented military leader will be leaving our community, and another will be moving in to take that commander's place.

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Related Topix: US Military, White Sands Missile Range, US Air Force, US Army, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

International Business Times

US, China Inks Climate Change Deals; China Vows to Cooperate But Compromise Still Far Away

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California July 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Northern Michigan News

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Andy Parthum spends his workday 60 feet below ground awaiting the order he hopes never arrives: to launch the most powerful weapon ever devised by man.

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Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, Centreville, VA

CBS Local

Nuclear Missile Duty Weighs Heavily On Minds Of Airmen Who Work In Ground

Andy Parthum spends his workday 60 feet below ground awaiting the order he hopes never arrives: to launch the most powerful weapon ever devised by man.

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Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, Centreville, VA

National Public Radio

Nuke Missile Duty: 'It Weighs On Your Mind'

Andy Parthum spends his workday 60 feet below ground awaiting the order he hopes never arrives: to launch the most powerful weapon ever devised by man.

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Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, Centreville, VA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Senate Report: Air Force 'Systematically Failed' With Billion Dollar Software Acquisition

A senate report released Monday says the Air Force "completely and systematically failed" in its procurement of a new logistics system, and ended up wasting "$1.1 Billion in taxpayer money."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Carl Levin, Democrat

Santa Barbara Independent

Bomb Shelters

The 1950s and 1960s of the Cold War was a period of great international tension; the threat of nuclear annihilation at the hands of the Soviet Union hung in the air.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, US Military, US Air Force

Scientific American

The Moment Neil Armstrong Is Assigned to Land on the Moon [Excerpt]

While the crew of Apollo 8 makes history as the first humans to orbit the moon, backup commander Armstrong finds out he's slated to lead the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, in this excerpt from a new biography by a journalist and friend of the late astronaut Excerpted with permission from Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight , by Jay Barbree.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, US Military, US Air Force, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Autoblog

Recharge Wrap-up: BlaBlaCar raises $100M, NASA launches CO2 satellite

BlaBlaCar , a ridesharing startup in Europe, has raised $100 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, US Military, US Air Force, Mazda Mazda2, Hatchback, Mazda, World News, China, Asia

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WHTC

Great white shark bites swimmer in Southern Califo...

A 7 foot great white shark bit a swimmer off the coast near Manhattan Beach in Southern California on Saturday, leaving the man with moderate injuries, a fire department official said.

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Related Topix: Manhattan Beach, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Santa Barbara County, CA

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