ATK Encouraged by the Passage of NASA’s Authorization Bill

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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the NASA authorization bill:

“ATK is encouraged by passage in the U.S. House of S.3729, the NASA authorization bill, which can now be signed into law. This legislation lays the foundation for future U.S. human space exploration. The strong bi-partisan support of the NASA authorization bill is an important next step in ensuring safe and affordable systems for continued U.S. leadership in space exploration. The passage of S.3729 provides ATK the opportunity to support NASA on the development of a heavy-lift vehicle for human space flight that will utilize proven advanced solid rocket motor propulsion capabilities.”

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boatingOZ Newsletter

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It was great to see such great interest in last week’s story about the Sydney Classic & Wooden Boat Festival.

This week has been a buzz in Melbourne – a few clubs thought they would have their opening day on Saturday with the sail past at 2.30pm – well that’s changed – I’ve heard Sandringham have now moved things so they will be back in the club for the first bounce.

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Boeing Statement on Award of B-52 Modernization Contract

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 29, 2010 — The Boeing Company today received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-52 Stratofortress weapon system modernization. The company released the following statement:

“This B-52 modernization contract will include several delivery orders over an eight-year period. The Air Force announced a contract ceiling of $11.9 billion. This is a contracting vehicle that will allow engineering sustaining contracts, studies, production and other activities to occur in support of the B-52. No funds were committed with this contract announcement. We expect our first delivery order to be awarded on Sept. 30.”

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North American twins pre-race top rankers in Bermuda’s RenRe Junior Gold Cup

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North American twins pre-race top rankers in Bermuda’s RenRe Junior Gold Cup
The North American champion and runner-up and two other national champions head the group invited to sail against Bermuda’s best Optimist Dinghy sailors. Click through the RenRe Junior Gold Cup logo at http://www.argogroupgoldcup.com to get Biographies, photos and results.

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Electronic Flight Strip System at Prague Ruzyne International Airport

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LONDON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Norway-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a substantial contract by the Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) to supply and install an electronic flight strip (EFS) system for the control tower at Prague Ruzyne International Airport.

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CONDITIONS WORTH THE WAIT

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Another day in Saint-Tropez that required patience from competitors and the race committee alike. At the scheduled 11am start time for the Modern fleet, the breeze was unsettled and would take a delay of nearly two hours to get racing underway. The Moderns and Wally classes finally found breeze further offshore where they eventually started. In the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, there was not a breath of wind to start, then at 1pm someone hit the wind switch and an easterly breeze filled in. The ‘grand epoque’ big boat class that included Thendara, Altair, Elena, Sunshine, Milena, and Iduna got off the starting line around 3pm and were sent on a 14 mile nautical mile course that had a short leg to a mark upwind and then a downwind reach to a turning mark off St Raphael and a beat back to the finish line off of Saint-Tropez.

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