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Grey Dragon

Mark Ayton spoke with Lt Col Frank Rogers, operations officer of Detachment 1, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, based at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, about the current F-117 ‘Grey Dragon’ test programme.

HOLLOMAN AFB, New Mexico is perhaps best known as the home of the US Air Force F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, operated by Air Combat Command’s 49th Fighter Wing. There is, however, another unit based at Holloman which operates the F-117: Detachment 1 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, known as the ‘Dragons’. Det 1 is one of 17 units, located around the continental United States, within the

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Decade of the Dragon

On 8 October 2012, SpaceX’s

Dragon capsule lifted off on its first scheduled cargo mission to the

International Space Station. In fact, it was the first such mission to ever be performed by a private space company, and it means that SpaceX is currently the only commercial enterprise capable of resupplying the ISS. If some people doubted the company’s ambitions before, they definitely don’t now.

This wasn’t the first flight of

Dragon, though. This spacecraft has been a huge success story not only for SpaceX but also for NASA, who has invested a considerable sum of money in Dragon. In

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DRAGONS

Of course, the most famous animal in the «Songs» the dragon. These huge flying dinosaurs at the beginning of the saga thought to be extinct, but the inhabitants of Westeros do not forget about them. The people walked songs and legends about dragons, in some of their castles across opalёnnye fire walls, and in the cellars of the Red Castle survived a whole collection of ancient skeletons. In everyday life is very highly valued black dragon bones: on the strength of it is comparable to steel, but was more flexible and lighter than metal and it does not burn

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Where to get water for the great dragon

In search of new sources of fresh water in the southwest of China cavers descend deep into the earth. Here, in the realm of the world’s greatest caves, stalactites and stalagmites, they risked their lives to be mapped underground rivers.

Groundwater flows in southern China may quench the thirst of millions of people during the drought. But to trace their way through karst formations — not an easy task. After heavy rains the water is rapidly arrives. A dry tunnel cave explorers have to overcome crawl, centimeter by centimeter.

Water from the skyscrapers Professor Yuan Guilin Daosyan trying to resolve

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BRITISH Navy air defense system under test / defense with a range of 200 miles

July 17 defense-aerospace.com said last week that a new destroyer HMS Dragon (pictured) made a Royal Navy launch ship air defense system Aster / Sea Viper missile defense system at the site off the west coast of Scotland. Missile at a rate exceeding 3 times the speed of sound, killed the target flying at high altitude. Destroyer HMS Dragon displacement of 7500 tons in 2013 will receive a combat-ready status and will ship on the distant campaigns. UK imports of goods for which 95% is delivered by sea, the presence of massive Navy need. Lieutenant Commander Duncan McRae (Duncan

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In the House of Writers Maria Martysevich Dmitry Vishnev Anna Kislitsyna

LITPRATSESDMITRY cherry "publishing" Goliath "ABOVE FOR POLITICAL GAMES"April 29 in Minsk bolshennom Hall writers took a broad presentation of the new non-state publishing house "Goliaths". Its creators — two young poets, several former members of the informal literary groups and Misha Bashura Dmitry cherries. With one of them, who became director of a new publishing house, our correspondent met a Valentine Aksak.Valentine Aksak: "Presentation" Goliath "astounded everyone and everyone, because let’s just talk about the surprise. Personalities begin with. First 1990s you were in the literary and artistic movement" Boom-Bam-Lit ", were later employee Writers’ House, then — non-state employee

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Tale about the dragon

Draco opened his eyes, stretched and yawned. Pulled his ear, listening, and turned his head in the direction from which it awakened heard the sound of metal. — What are you doing? — With interest he asked the man clad in armor, dragon vozivshegosya near the base of the neck. — Do not you see? Head you hack — man panted, still roughly blow after blow to the firm scales. [Cut] — How's it going? — Asked Dragon. — Do not bother! — Man snapped angrily. — Well, — appeasably agreed Dragon and tried to doze off again. But the

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2022: On Mars forever

30.03.2013

In January 2016 the Earth will come off the spacecraft with the details of the first on board the Mars base. And in 2022 aboard the same ship set foot first immigrants, ready to leave their home planet forever.

Hitherto little-known company from the Netherlands Mars One calls on citizens to vote for the conquest of Mars. If successful Dutch entrepreneurs promise in 2016 to lay the first stone of the future colony on Mars, and in 2023 to settle in her first emigrants.

It is a question of emigration, for the return

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In China Sea found an unusual skeleton

05.04.2013

A fisherman from Shandong caught last week something unusual, namely, the remains of a huge "translucent dragon."

Strange skeleton was found in the water on March 28 Chinese fisherman, who wasted no time in team called the local news, and journalists rushed to photograph the creature, studying all of its 153 joint.   According to Japanese news, discovery aroused great interest of the public, and as the color and shape of a dragon seemed almost perfect, the idea that the bones may have been the result of manual work. Researchers, on the other

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Tale about the dragon

Draco opened his eyes, stretched and yawned. Pulled his ear, listening, and turned his head in the direction from which it awakened heard the sound of metal. — What are you doing? — With interest he asked the man clad in armor, dragon vozivshegosya near the base of the neck. — Do not you see? Head you hack — man panted, still roughly blow after blow to the firm scales. [Cut] — How’s it going? — Asked Dragon. — Do not bother! — Man snapped angrily. — Well, — appeasably agreed Dragon and tried to doze off again. But the

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