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Special To The SunAlmost exactly a century ago, on Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first four powered airplane flights in Kitty Hawk, N.C. The longest lasted 59 seconds and carried Wilbur Wright 852 feet. A couple of years later, the U.S. Army was...
Sentinel Staff WriterSpace shuttle mission managers at a key Jan. 24 meeting hastily approved a technical analysis that some shuttle engineers now say overlooked the fatal potential of debris damage to Columbia. The engineers told the Orlando Sentinel that the analysis --...
SunSpot StaffThe acts of terrorism in New York and Washington have damaged the stock market and larger economy. Anirban Basu, senior economist at Towson University's RESI economic research institute, recently discussed the local fallout. Has the local economy already...
From Wire ReportsNo aircraft in recent history has been maligned as much as the B-1 bomber, one of which crashed yesterday returning from a run over Afghanistan. The supersonic aircraft went into the ocean about 30 miles north of Diego Garcia, its island base, after...
Orlando SentinelWASHINGTON - NASA has formally notified the three contractors working on the orbital space plane project that the agency wants the companies to push toward a new deadline of 2008. When the project was proposed late last year, the plan was to have a...
Sun National StaffOne in a series of occasional articles LISSIE, Texas - On a rice farm west of Houston, in a pasture littered with cow droppings, Jim Akkerman is immersed in the work of the future. Flanked by industrial gas tanks and wearing a straw hat, he rummages...
Sun StaffMARLBORO, Vt. -- As violin and woodwind music swells behind her, Hyunah Yu, one of America's fastest-rising classical vocalists, sits in a simple chair at the front of the stage, small hands folded as if in prayer. It's the 35th New England Bach Festival,...
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Sun StaffFirst in an occasional series WARRENTON, Va. -- On a grass runway last fall, amid the low rolling hills of the countryside, Terry Queijo prepared for takeoff. Her 32-foot aircraft, a reproduction of a 1902 Wright brothers glider, resembled an...
From Wire ReportsTwo or three days after the space shuttle Columbia's liftoff, a group of NASA engineers asked the shuttle program manager to request the aid of U.S. spy satellites in determining the extent of debris damage to the shuttle's left wing, but the manager...
Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine - An American Airlines employee received a cell-phone call from a flight attendant aboard doomed Flight 11 shortly before it crashed into the World Trade Center, according to newly unsealed court documents. The attendant told the employee...
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