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April 14, 1997

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Shuttle Failure Forces Turnaround Effort

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Air Power Models Spark QDR Tiff

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Crew Acted Swiftly In FedEx DC-10 Fire

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Shuttle Failure Forces Turnaround Effort

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The failure of the space shuttle to carry out a $500-million Spacelab mission with experiments from 23 countries will spark changes in shuttle countdowns and accelerate development of advanced new electrical fuel cells to prevent a repeat of the events which forced Columbia into a precautionary landing.

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Air Power Models Spark QDR Tiff

WASHINGTON With only a month to go before the Quadrennial Defense Review is due to be reported to Congress, the study’s analytical under-pinnings continue to frustrate tactical aviation advocates, although less so than the original “bottom-up review” of four years ago.

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Crew Acted Swiftly In FedEx DC-10 Fire

Captain reversed course immediately and expedited descent to the nearest airport

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A-10 Breaks Formation, Disappears Over Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS Late last week, U.S. Air Force, Army and Civil Air Patrol teams were still searching for a USAF A-10 Thunderbolt believed to have gone down Apr. 2 in rugged terrain southwest of Vail, Colo. The missing aircraft had strayed almost 600 mi. from its intended destination, the Barry M. Goldwater training range in sou thwestern Arizona.

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Europa Water Evidence Hints Life Possible

Galileo gathers best proof yet of liquid water beyond Earth; Jupiter's moon may be a life-giving stew

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US AF Team Launches F-22 Raptor Testing

Service leaders stress need for Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney to achieve cost-reduction targets

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Russian Problems Force 11-Month Station Delay

WASHINGTON NASA will delay the international space station’s first launch by up to 11 months and plans to transfer $200 million from the space shuttle program as part of a stopgap plan to replace key hardware that Russia is failing to build.

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NASA Increases Mir Station Safety Vigilance

CAPE CANAVERAL NASA will take a tougher, more vigilant stance on assessing the health and safety aspects of the Mir space station before approving the long-duration flight of more U.S. astronauts on the aging vehicle. A fire, the failure of three of four oxygen generation systems, communications system problems and most recently, cooling system problems that led to uncomfortably hot conditions and the temporary shutdown of the stations carbon dioxide scrubber systems have affected station operations.

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Third Global Express Ready for First Flight

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Coltec to Buy Crew-Seat Supplier

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