29 Sep '16, 7pm

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Although the world is awfully excited about Elon Musk’s announcement this week that he’ll be selling tickets to Mars, there are other pressing issues facing SpaceX , such as the cause of the Sept. 1 explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and much of its launch pad. The day that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploded on the launch pad during testing, I sent several questions to Space and Missile Systems Center, the folks who buy, build and manage the launches of America’s national security satellites. They are a careful bunch and have a long history of replying slowly, if at all, to reporters’ queries. They’ve improved quite a bit recently under Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves , but my questions clearly required a very through scrub. I got the replies Tuesday evening this week. Question 1: Given the anomaly, are we concerned about assured access to space on both the Vandenberg and CCAFS ba...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2016/09/smc-high-confidence-in...

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Why Eating While Watching TV Is a Problem For Me

runeatrepeat.com 29 Sep '16, 4am

Happy National Coffee Day! Are you celebrating with hot or iced?? Ben was out of town for a little bit and since he’s back...

Record breaking hybrid sales for Toyota

nextgreencar.com 28 Sep '16, 10am

28.9.2016 Record breaking hybrid sales for Toyota Hybrids make up 31 per cent of Toyota sales in Europe Toyota has announc...

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breakingdefense.com 27 Sep '16, 11pm

An Army soldier sets up a highband antenna. Days before the biggest defense conference of the year , one of the Army’s top...

SpaceX Unveils Interplanetary Transport System to Send Humans to Mars and Beyond

SpaceX Unveils Interplanetary Transport System ...

highsnobiety.com 27 Sep '16, 10pm

Colonizing Mars has been and probably will always be an intriguing idea. Fortunately for us, that concept doesn’t have to ...

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breakingdefense.com 23 Sep '16, 6pm

WASHINGTON: The military wants to replace a host of current helicopters with aircraft that not only fly much faster, but c...