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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    ​In the immediate aftermath of the spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.


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  • Russian delivers final US-bought transport helicopter to Afghan army


    ​Russia has delivered the last of 63 Mi-17 transport helicopter purchased by the US Defense Department on behalf of the...


  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    ​In the immediate aftermath of the spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station...


  • US Air Force's shadowy space plane lands after 674 days in orbit


    ​The US Air Force’s mysterious robotic space plane landed at Vandenberg AFB, California, on 17 October after nearly ...


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  • Russian delivers final US-bought transport helicopter to Afghan army

    News | 31 Oct 2014 19:42 | Dan Parsons

    ​Russia has delivered the last of 63 Mi-17 transport helicopter purchased by the US Defense Department on behalf of the Afghan National Army.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-delivers-final-US-bought-transport-helicopter-to-Afghan-army-405511/
  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    ​In the immediate aftermath of the spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unforgiving-void-Spaceflight-tragedies-remembered-405505/
  • US Air Force's shadowy space plane lands after 674 days in orbit

    News | 17 Oct 2014 21:08 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force’s mysterious robotic space plane landed at Vandenberg AFB, California, on 17 October after nearly two years in orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Air-Forces-shadowy-space-plane-lands-after-674-days-in-orbit-404904/
  • USAF pilot escapes UK F-15 crash

    News | 08 Oct 2014 16:20 | Craig Hoyle

    A US Air Force Boeing F-15 has crashed near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, the service has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-pilot-escapes-UK-F-15-crash-404586/
  • DOD IG blasts USAF Reaper spending

    News | 03 Oct 2014 16:16 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force could waste nearly $9 billion on purchasing, operating and maintaining unmanned air vehicles it does not need, the Pentagon Inspector General (IG) has found.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DOD-IG-blasts-USAF-Reaper-spending-404454/
  • Embraer rolls out first US-assembled Super Tucano

    News | 25 Sep 2014 16:04 | Dan Parsons

    ​Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp. on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft produced outside Brazil.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-rolls-out-first-US-assembled-Super-Tucano-404148/