NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei takes a "space selfie" during a spacewalk that took place on Jan. 23, 2018.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei takes a “space selfie” during a spacewalk that took place on Jan. 23, 2018.
Credits: NASA

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

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Maritime Industry Readies for a New Era of Choice with Iridium Certus(SM) Global Launch Partners

Industry Leaders Ready to Offer Next-Generation Pole-to-Pole Satellite Broadband Connectivity for Maritime Applications

MCLEAN, Va., February 14, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that Marlink, Speedcast, Applied Satellite Technologies Ltd (AST) and Satcom Global are the initial global maritime launch partners for Iridium Certus.  The first regional maritime launch partner, Arion, will focus on delivering Iridium Certus to the Asian market. These commitments represent a major milestone for the Iridium Certus program, allowing each company to deliver a new choice in the maritime industry and offer what will soon become the market’s fastest L-band satellite connectivity.

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Cobalt Air adds access to Abu Dhabi from Larnaca

Cyprus’ largest airline will offer new business class at launch

Larnaca, Cyprus, 14 February 2018 – Hot on the heels of this week’s earlier route announcement to Düsseldorf, Cobalt Air is proud to announce a new three times weekly service linking Abu Dhabi with Larnaca, beginning on 25 February. Cyprus’ largest airline will offer its new signature business class on the route.

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Navy asks for ten battle force ships in FY 2019 budget request; DHS seeks $750 million for Polar icebreaker program in FY2019

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Bourbon reorganizes: Will take $210 million loss on sale of 41 vessels
February 13, 2018 — Paris headquartered offshore services provider Bourbon Corporation is to shed 41 of its 65 oldest vessels and take an expected impairment loss of about €170 million (about $210 million) on their sale. The sale is part of an action plan, called “#BOURBONINMOTION,” approved by the company’s board yesterday.

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NASA Engineer and Underwater Researcher Explores Lost Tuskegee Airman’s Aircraft and Shipwrecked Slave Ship

Erik Denson inspires students and supports the legacy of the first African-American fighter pilots

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­—  Finding an aircraft wing, machine guns, cannon balls, shackles, a cock pit door and other artifacts from a crashed Tuskegee Airman’s aircraft in the cold waters of Lake Huron and a wrecked slave ship near Key Largo buried on the ocean floor may not sound as glamorous as treasure hunting for gold or silver.

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Strength in Numbers: Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Feb. 9. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

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NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station
An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station to deliver food, fuel, and supplies to the crew members
Credits: NASA

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station. The previous launch attempt on Feb. 11 was automatically aborted shortly before liftoff.

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