Two podium places for Sea Dubai

27th February 2010, Dubai. Sea Dubai Sailing Team Report. A match race win and fifth place in the fleet race meant a very satisfying third place overall for home team Sea Dubai in the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC 44 Championship at Dubai International Marine Club. With newcomer, Raimondo Tonelli at the helm the team were guarded for the three days of the fleet racing but achieved two podium places for the first time as they enter their third season of racing in the class. ‘At the end of last season I told the team that I believed in them and now they have made me very proud. This is just the beginning and I am looking forward to a really good season for Sea Dubai,’ said Saeed Harib, CEO of the team and Dubai International Marine Club, commenting on the teams success.

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Military Communications Satellite Built by Lockheed Martin Achieves 10 Years in Service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 
The U.S. Air Force's Defense Satellite Communications System 
(DSCS) B8 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), 
has surpassed its 10-year design life of on-orbit service 
in providing secure and reliable communications capabilities 
for the warfighter.

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Discovery Readied for Launch Pad

The Discovery astronauts take a break from training to pose for their STS-131 crew portrait. Seated are Commander Alan Poindexter (right) and Pilot James P. Dutton Jr.; Pictured from the left are Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio, Stephanie Wilson, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson.

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:37:18 PM GMT+0000

With rollout to Launch Pad 39A set for next week, technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will continue working today and throughout the weekend on the connections between space shuttle Discovery and its external fuel tank.

The team completed installing the tank’s camera, which is used to take images as it falls away from the shuttle after main engine cutoff and the shuttle heads into space.

The STS-131 astronauts are undergoing systems training today at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California before heading back to their home base in Houston for the weekend. They will fly to Kennedy next week to participate in the standard prelaunch training called the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.

Discovery is on track to head to the launch pad next Tuesday, beginning its slow roll at 12:01 a.m. EST. Launch is targeted for April 5.

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Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

The author has developed a long interest in medieval history
and has published articles on many aspects of culture and
warfare. He is now coordinator for the Richard III Foundation
Inc. With that background, it is to be expected that any book
he writes will be authoritative. The medieval period is one
of great contrasts and many readers will be most familiar
with just one concept

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Bosun’s Chronicle, March 2010

March 2010

In this issue we salute Cuthbert Collingwood, meet two Shipmates who have particular reasons to appreciate Julian’s meticulous research – and find out what happened to old ships in Kydd’s day; did they, like old soldiers, simply fade away…


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