CH-53K King Stallion Flight Testing Begins Transition to Patuxent River Naval Air Station

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended “cross country” flight from Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This is the first of several such flights that will occur during 2017 and 2018 as the CH-53K flight test program transitions to the flight test facilities at Patuxent River (PAX).

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NASA Provides Coverage of Vice President Pence’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center

NASA Provides Coverage of Vice President Pence’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center

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This aerial view shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and other buildings in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Launch Control Center is in front of the VAB, and to the right is the mobile launcher that will be used to transport NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and the Orion crew capsule to Launch Pad 39B.
Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA will provide television, still image and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6.

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Researching the Kydd Novels #2

Researching the Kydd Novels #2

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One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life, during my time at sea absorbing the universals all mariners take to their hearts and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

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Researching the Kydd Novels #1

Researching the Kydd Novels #1

by BigJules

One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life, during my time at sea absorbing the universals all mariners take to their hearts and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

 

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The Naval War in the Baltic 1939-1945

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The author followed a long career in the Danish Navy, as a torpedo boat skipper, missile corvette captain, intelligence officer and Soviet analyst, with a post as a teacher of naval warfare at the Royal Danish Navy Academy. – This is a well researched, and nicely illustrated book covering the much neglected conflict in the Baltic during WWII – Highly Recommended.


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Wooden Warship Construction, a History in Ship Models

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As a former curator, the author knows his way around the outstanding collections of the National Maritime Museum. – This is a well researched, beautifully produced and impeccably illustrated work that will become a standard in its field – Highly Recommended.


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Fiddlers and Whores, The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson’s Fleet

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An engaging and entertaining personal experience of a surgeon in Nelson’s Fleet. – Originally published by Chatham in 2006 and reprinted by the current owners of Chatham Publishing under the Seaforth imprint. A vivid picture painted with humour by one who was there – Most Highly Recommended.


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Budapest Airport better connected with Aeroflot

On the back of its record-breaking start to the year, Budapest Airport has confirmed a further strengthening of its global hub connectivity with airline partner Aeroflot. Announcing a third daily flight to Moscow Sheremetyevo from 29 October, the SkyTeam carrier will be offering over 7,000 weekly two-way seats to its main hub at Russia’s busiest airport (in terms of passengers).

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