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  • Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch

    02/07/2012 1:41:35 PM PST · by SunTzuWu · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 07, 2012 | By: Ralph Vartabedian
    Link only to the L.A. Times obituary. Roger Boisjoly, a major figure in trying to halt the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger dies of cancer at age 73.,0,2248999.story
  • Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing

    11/17/2010 12:35:37 PM PST · by SunTzuWu · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2010 | Justin Fishel
    An Air Force pilot and his stealth fighter assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska went missing Tuesday evening. The F-22 Raptor was on a routine training mission when it lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time.
  • GOP Financial Struggles Jeopardize 2010 House Election Bids

    01/03/2010 4:48:21 PM PST · by SunTzuWu · 34 replies · 1,413+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 3, 2010
    Financial woes are dimming the GOP's bright prospects of making major gains in the House next year and some GOP strategists are blaming an unlikely source: Republican incumbents. The National Republican Congressional Committee, the financial arm for GOP House campaigns, has raised less than a third as much money as its Democratic counterpart and ended 2009 with barely enough money to fully finance a single House race, Politico reported Sunday. Despite evidence of solid opportunities in at least 40 districts this year, Republican incumbents have donated well below expectations, GOP strategists told Politico.

    08/24/2009 2:49:45 PM PDT · by SunTzuWu · 15 replies · 1,993+ views
    NTSB ^ | Aug, 17, 2009
    The National Transportation Safety Board today removed the National Air Traffic Controllers Association as a party to its investigation into the August 8 midair collision of two aircraft over the Hudson River that killed all 9 persons aboard. Under the Safety Board's procedures, organizations and agencies are invited to participate in NTSB investigations if they can provide technical expertise. At the outset of the investigation, the organizations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB party rules. Among the rules parties agree to is that they will not reveal investigative information being learned through that process, nor publicly comment on it....
  • AF447 is being rerun in flight simulators by other Airbus operators

    06/15/2009 3:30:19 PM PDT · by SunTzuWu · 23 replies · 1,269+ views ^ | June 12, 2009 | Ben Sandilands
    Some details of a US carrier running one of the crash cause scenarios through its Airbus A330 flight simulators are being circulated on several private airline forums and on the public Pprune or Professional Pilots Rumour network. It has been a long standing habit of airlines with a serious interest in flight standards to do flight simulations based on probable causes or using factual data as it comes to hand. This is what happening in what is believed to have been a US flight simulator. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, The scenario was conducted several times and the results at the...
  • U.S. Air Force Set to Launch Space Plane

    06/04/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT · by SunTzuWu · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 04, 2009
    It has been a long haul to the launch pad, but the U.S. Air Force and Boeing are gearing up to loft the X-37B – an unpiloted military space plane, has learned. Tucked inside the shroud of an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), the winged craft will be boosted out of Cape Canaveral, Fla., orbit the Earth and then make an auto-pilot landing in California.
  • Discovery: New Mozart Composition Unearthed

    09/20/2008 9:19:09 AM PDT · by SunTzuWu · 35 replies · 703+ views
    Time/CNN ^ | Thursday, Sep. 18, 2008 | JOHN LEICESTER
    (PARIS) — A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart, a researcher said Thursday. The 18th century melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as important find.
  • 2 Killed After Explosion at Mojave Desert Airport

    07/26/2007 5:06:30 PM PDT · by SunTzuWu · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, July 26, 2007
    MOJAVE, Calif. — Two people were killed and four others injured Thursday by an explosion at a Mojave Desert airport that is home to pioneering civilian rocket programs, authorities said. Wreckage of equipment and vehicles could be seen in an overhead view of the site broadcast by a KCAL-TV news helicopter. A sign on a truck behind a bunker had the name Scaled. Scaled Composites is the Mojave-based builder of SpaceShipOne, the first private manned rocket to reach space. "Reports are two fatalities and at least four critical injuries," said Kern County fire Capt. Doug Johnston, who was not at...
  • Coaching Icon Archie P. Allen '37 Passes Away at the Age of 93

    11/14/2006 6:35:30 PM PST · by SunTzuWu · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Coaching Icon Archie P. Allen '37 Passes Away at the Age of 93 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- This past Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, Springfield College coaching icon Archie P. Allen, 93, of Springfield, Mass., died peacefully at Reeds Landing. Archie Allen is one of the best-known and one of the more well-respected coaches in Springfield College history. So revered was Archie that he was selected to the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame’s first class in 1972. Archie Allen ’37 will be best remembered as an outstanding baseball coach. He was Springfield College’s head baseball coach from 1948 through 1978, inclusive....