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Tom McMurtry honored with FAA Master Pilot Award

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Retired NASA Armstrong research pilot Thomas C. McMurtry was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration Oct. 25 with the presentation of the agency's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award during a ceremony before family, friends and associates at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 50th anniversary of LLRV first flight

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Before the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they first had to practice on Earth.

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Tech

Towed twin-fuselage glider launch system first test flight successful

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NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes

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Events

Reunions – November 2014

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Attack Sqdn VA-163 “Saints” Nov. 5-8 Pensacola, Fla. For more information, contact Gordon Hunter at (770) 475-0713 or email gordonhunter60@gmail.com.   47th BWA Nov. 5-9 Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dates: For more information, contact Bill Day at (850) 862-5997 or email wday7692@cox.net.   MCB 5 Vietnam Vets Nov. 5-11 Branson, Iowa For more information, contact…

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Events – November 2014

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Nov. 7 – Lecture: Asteroid Redirect Mission – Rearranging the Solar System, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Educator Workshop: Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification, Pasadena, Calif.   Nov. 8 – Lecture: Why Are Asteroids So Interesting? Tucson, Ariz.   Nov. 9 – Second International Workshop on Scientific Opportunities in Cislunar Space, Houston, Texas  …

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Veterans

Freebies for Veterans, November 11

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Many restaurants and businesses offer specials to military veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This is a partial list of restaurants that are offering specials. Please check with your server on availability.   Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.   California Pizza Kitchen…

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Headlines November 3, 2014

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News: Marine veteran freed from Mexican jail – A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana Oct.31 ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran being held in Baja California on federal weapons charges.   Business: Work on ‘unique weapons’ for F-35 partners, EW tools on hold until Congress acts – Work on things like systems to…

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Business

Boeing, Monarch Airlines finalize order for 30 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing and Monarch Airlines Oct. 31 finalized an order for 30 737 MAX 8s worth more than $3.2 billion at current list prices.

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Army photograph by SFC Michel A. Sauret
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Defense

Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

Posted November 3, 2014 by SFC Michel Sauret

It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it.

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Branson comments on SpaceShipTwo tragedy

Posted November 3, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Virgin Galactic founder, Sir Richard Branson, commented on the SpaceShipTwo crash at a press conference Nov. 1, at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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