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Today’s launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is an important development in the future of privately funded space flight. Although the Obama administration has substantially curtailed the manned space flight program proposed by his predecessor, and the future of America’s space program in a "post-shuttle" future sometimes seemed to be in doubt, SpaceX and other private space companies are demonstrating that the "Space Age" is far from over.

NASA’s anticipated press conference concerning a breakthrough in astrobiology proved once again that life is stranger than scientists had known, but not as strange as some reporters and bloggers might have hoped.

From Cape Canaveral last Sunday evening, the Air Force, in conjunction with United Launch Alliance (ULA), launched a “massive, secret spy satellite” according to a CBS report, the 351st Delta launch since the program’s maiden flight in 1960.

Quoted in several news reports on November 10 and 11, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Col. Dave Lapan said that the elusive “mystery missile” filmed by a news crew off Los Angeles on November 8 was actually a vapor trail left by a jet aircraft.

According to an old quote often attributed to Mark Twain, everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it. Most of the time the weather which most immediately captures our interest is that in our immediate surroundings, but it turns out that the Sun’s weather is quite capable of having an immediate impact on human life.

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