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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Image - 9th Boeing GPS IIF Reaches Orbit, Sends 1st Signals

9th Boeing GPS IIF Reaches Orbit, Sends 1st Signals

Boeing [NYSE: BA] Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites are steadily replenishing the orbiting constellation, continuing to improve reliability and accuracy for users around the world. The ninth GPS IIF reached orbit about three hours, 20 minutes after launching today aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla....
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Image - NASAs Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in at Just Over 11 Years

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in a...

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) - with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. "This is the first time any human enterprise has exceeded the distance of a marathon on the surface of an...
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