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Image - NASAs Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. The comet’s nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers), shedding material hurtling at about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per second, relative to ...
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Image - Cessna Citation Latitude Continues to Meet Milestones

Cessna Citation Latitude Continues to Meet Milestones

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a successful first flight of the company’s second production Citation Latitude aircraft (Serial 002). This flight marks the latest in a series of on-time milestones for the program, all of which have occurred on or ahead of schedule. Serial 002 is...
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Image - Last Tornados to go to Afghanistan

Last Tornados to go to Afghanistan

The unit will deploy, for the fourth time in recent years, to replace IX (Bomber) Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, 95 years after it first arrived in the country, as Wing Commander Richard Yates, Officer Commanding 31 Squadron, explained: Afghanistan is very much a part of our squadron’s history and it is fitting that as we approach the centenary of our formatio...
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