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  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Bell's Brewery Beer Dinner The Monarch 1745 W. North Ave. 773-252-6053 Executive chef Peter Coenen prepares a five-course dinner including blue crab dip, escargot clam chowder and grilled venison loin, paired with Bell's Oarsman ale,...
  • U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday. General John Hyten, head of Air...
  • Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA

    Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA
    NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday. The U.S. space...
  • Boeing-Lockheed venture wins $938 million in U.S. rocket launch deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp , has won a contract from the U.S. Air Force for $938 million in additional work on military rocket launch services, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The...
  • SpaceX must meet high standard to get rocket certified : U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Air Force officials on Tuesday said they favored competition for military rocket launches, but the Air Force needed to stick to its high standards in certifying the Falcon 9 rocket, built by privately-held Space...
  • Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

    Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine
    A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue Origin, a company run by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to develop a new rocket engine, a source familiar with the plans said....
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • No quick fix in U.S. bid to end reliance on Russian rocket engines

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors got a boost this week when Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos unveiled a new engine project, but officials and industry insiders say it will take years and hundreds of...
  • York Scout leader waives hearing, agrees to plead guilty

    York Scout leader waives hearing, agrees to plead guilty
    YORK COUNTY — A former Boy Scout leader from York County waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday into allegations that he molested three Scouts — and has agreed to plead guilty to 12 felony charges. Thomas G. Seifert, 56, had the right...
  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and...
  • Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only': NATO

    VILNIUS (Reuters) - Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told...