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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dateline Feb 22, 2006, News from the Internet

  • The Space Access Society's newsletter is out.

  • According to the Aerospace Industries Association, the aerospace industry is booming. The industry added 7,300 jobs in the final quarter alone, with $241 billion in orders, $175 billion in shipments, with a backlog now swelled to $281 billion - shattering old marks for orders and backlog, while also recording the largest number of shipments in history.

  • Japan launched their M-V launch vehicle.

  • Some amateur astronomers have viewed the possible 10th planet, Xena, at the Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory.

  • Tariq Malik at has more information on the "Explorer" suborbital craft contracted by Space Adventures and designed by Russia’s Myasishchev Design Bureau. The article has a sketch of the Explorer launch system.

  • Florida is proposing lifting the sales tax for any space related research & development companies.

  • NASA is planning 8 shuttle launches in 15 months (May 2006 and September 2007). Yeah, I would like to see that.

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