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SpaceX Certified for US National Security Space Missions

20 minutes agoIndustries / Military : Defence Talk

LOS ANGELES AFB: Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System […]

SpaceX Cleared by AF to Compete Against ULA | Pentagon Mulls Wish List for F-35 Block 4 | Germany Attempts a ‘French End-Run’ on Behalf of Eurofighter

Americas SpaceX has been cleared by the Air Force for national security-related launches, injecting competition into a previous United Launch Alliance monopoly on private DoD launches. This is part of Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain’s efforts to end US reliance on the Russia-manufactured RD-180 rocket for space launches. Show More Summary

Elon Musk's Falcon 9 Rocket Approved for US National Security Missions

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is poised to take on the virtual monopoly Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have on launching Pentagon satellites now that his Space 9 rocket has been Air Force certified.

Love is in the air

LAST weekend Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by a national vote. Next month, when the Supreme Court rules on whether state bans on gay marriage are constitutional, America may become the 20th nation to legalise gay nuptials. Show More Summary

Air Force Certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket For Military Launches

The Air Force has certified the SpaceX Falcon 9 for national security launches, ending ULAs monopoly and beginning the first competitive contract process in over 15 years.

Air Force certifies Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch national security missions

It took a court case, tens of millions of dollars and some heated words, but Elon Musk's quest to be able to launch satellites for the Pentagon finally concluded Tuesday.The Air Force announced that SpaceX, Musk's California-based company, won its long-awaited certification from the Pentagon.Read full article >>

Nicaragua: Get adventurous with a tour that offers biking, kayaking and more

Climb a volcano, explore a colonial city, hike in a cloud forest on week-long tours to Nicaragua that take advantage of Delta Air Lines’ new nonstop flight from LAX to the Central American nation.

Lawsuit could spell the end of “Corvette Nation” TV show

The hosts of Corvette Nation, including Michael Brown, far right. Photo via Corvette Nation TV on Facebook. With two of the people behind the Corvette Nation television show at odds in a lawsuit over a loan used to guarantee its air time, it appears the show may not return for a planned third season with […]

Watch National Geographic's Driving America Right Now And Talk Cars Here

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, the two-hour documentary special Driving America is airing at 9:00 PM EDT/PDT tonight (I.e. very soon) on the National Geographic Channel and I’ve invited some of the shows participants and creators into the comments to chat about it with you, dear readers. Read more...

Egypt Considers Buying Russian SSJ100 Planes for National Airline

Egypt is interested in purchasing Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for its national carrier, Egypt Air, Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Hossam Kamal said Monday.

Russia and Western nations staging rival air combat exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered four days of air combat readiness testing on Monday, the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in as many months.

U.S. Air Force Leader Preached Christianity at Prayer Event, So Why Hasn’t He Been Punished Yet?

On May 7, Air Force Major General Craig Olson spoke at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event in Washington, D.C. This would be fine as a private citizen, but he did it in uniform, violating his own branch's regulations.

Like Cars? Watch Driving America On The NatGeo Channel With Us On Monday

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Plug alert: Last year I worked on a two-hour special called Driving America about how the automobile shaped how we work, live, and play. It’s going to air on Monday, May 25th at 9:00 PM EST/PST on the National Geographic Channel. You can come back here Monday night and we’ll talk about it. Read more...

With recall, car owners and mechanics scramble for new air bags

As federal regulators moved to speed up what has become the largest automobile recall in U.S. history, the nation's car dealerships, car owners and mechanics scrambled to cope with a sudden need for new air bags.

NATO and Russia watch one another closely in Eastern Europe

European nations near the Russian border are wary of air drills being undertaken by the country's aircraft

Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

I was returning from a multi-day sniper mission in Iraq and our team stopped at Ballad Air Base. It was one of the few posts with a theater. I remember standing for the National Anthem before the picture watching scenes like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains, and other landmarks light up the big screen. Show More Summary

Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

I was returning from a multi-day sniper mission in Iraq and our team stopped at Ballad Air Base. It was one of the few posts with a theater. I remember standing for the National Anthem before the picture watching scenes like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains, and other landmarks light up the big screen. Show More Summary

England manager Roy Hodgson willing to listen to Raheem Sterling’s contract frustrations

6 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

England manager Roy Hodgson has offered to lend Raheem Sterling a sympathetic ear to air any contract frustrations, but admits he would rather stay out of club business. The 20-year-old, named in the national squad to face the Republic of … Continue reading ?

Atheists Who Want Air Force General to Be Court-Martialed Want to 'Give God a Dishonorable Discharge,' Religious Liberty Group Says

Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Olson made "entirely appropriate" remarks when he thanked God during a National Day of Prayer event earlier this month, a religious liberty group has said. The Foundation for Moral Law argued that the Military...Show More Summary

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