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Lockheed Martin HALE-D airship flies for first time

Lockheed Martin HALE-D airship flies for first time

Lockheed Martin has been working on a new generation of airships, which I have always called blimps. Decades ago, the airship was seen as the future of passenger flight across the country and between continents. The airship was quickly surpassed in capability by aircraft and thanks to notable disasters it was relegated to use for advertising and filming sporting events for the most part.

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SpaceX breaks ground on launch site for Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX breaks ground on launch site for Falcon Heavy rocket

This month marked the last flight of the Space Shuttle fleet and while NASA is on hiatus from putting things in space using the shuttle, the private space industry is moving on. SpaceX has announced that it broke ground yesterday on the launch site for its massive Falcon Heavy lift rocket. The massive rocket is the most powerful since the rockets used to heft astronauts into space in the Apollo days.

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Postage Stamp Size Satellites Launch with Space Shuttle Endeavour

Postage Stamp Size Satellites Launch with Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour launched today, on its last mission and the second to last mission of the Space Shuttle program. On board this time were three postage-stamp sized mini satellites. These tiny satellites will be mounted on the outside of the International Space Station, and will perform the same mission that the Russian Sputnik spacecraft did in 1957. They will monitor space conditions and broadcast them back to Earth.

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Space Junk Could Collide with International Space Station *Updated*

Space Junk Could Collide with International Space Station *Updated*

Space, or at least Earth's orbit, is becoming more and more congested, and now the International Space Station may be in danger from a rogue bit of space debris. The Pentagon estimates there are now more than 370,000 pieces of junk floating around in low-Earth orbit, from collisions, missile tests, and space missions, turning the area directly above Earth into "an orbiting rubbish dump". And now one piece of that rubbish may collide with the International Space Station, according to NASA.

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Montana Radio Shack offers free gun with Dish Network purchase

Montana Radio Shack offers free gun with Dish Network purchase

If you live in a rural area where the local cable company has a junky cable line up odds are you have moved on to satellite service so you can get all the channels that your local company lacks. Even some folks that live in urban areas with lots of channels still opt for satellite service. Satellite is one of the most common alternatives to cable today.

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SIRF Walk Indoor GPS – Coming to a Smartphone Near You

SIRF Walk Indoor GPS – Coming to a Smartphone Near You

If you've ever gotten lost in a mall and had to spend time searching for one of those "directions" kiosks, then help is on the way. SIRF Walk, an indoor positioning system created by CSR, will be able to help you find your destination, even when you are inside and out of satellite view. The system will use a phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, and even a barometer.

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KA-SAT satellite for wireless broadband launched

KA-SAT satellite for wireless broadband launched

Launching satellites is a very complex and risky business. The launch into orbit has all manner of steps and a catastrophic fault can happen at multiple points along the way. The loss of a very expensive satellite can be something that firms don’t recover from for a long time. A European company called Eutelsat has announced that yesterday its latest KA-SAT was put into orbit using a Proton Breeze M rocket.

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