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December 5, 2012News for the aerospace industry

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  • Senate approves DOD spending bill for $650B
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a Pentagon budget of $650 billion, including authorizations for military spending of $525.3 billion and $88.5 billion in spending for ongoing wars. A House-Senate conference committee has convened to piece together the final legislation. Defense News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Coalition of past U.S. officials urges fiscal solution
    A group of 15 former top U.S. national security officials, including past secretaries of state and defense, have formed a coalition to press Congress for a solution to the "fiscal cliff" before a "disaster" occurs. "We must avoid driving our country over the fiscal cliff. No partisan ideology is worth the cost to our nation," said Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chairman of the coalition. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Congressional GOP unity shows strain from "fiscal cliff" pressure
    As congressional Republicans began sharing their opinions on a fiscal plan proposed by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, the once-unified GOP front began to show signs of strain, this feature says. Some conservatives view the plan to eliminate tax deductions and credits as being equal to tax increases that the party has long stood against. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opinion: Rocket program gives at-risk youth opportunities
    The Team America Rocketry Challenge gives students in one of the poorest school districts in Texas the opportunity to improve their otherwise bleak outlook, writes Ramon Renteria in this editorial. Students from a Texas high school performed well in the competition, and some were able to meet President Obama. El Paso Times (Texas) (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NASA announces new plans for Mars mission
    NASA has unveiled its plan to launch a new rover mission to Mars in 2020 using improvements of the successful Curiosity rover designs. "This mission concept fits within the current and projected Mars exploration budget, builds on the exciting discoveries of Curiosity and takes advantage of a favorable launch opportunity," said John Grunsfeld of NASA. CBS News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA Member Spotlight: Aireon LLC
    Recently joining AIA as a full member, Aireon is a planned joint venture between Iridium and NAV CANADA with support from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and suppliers Harris Corporation and Exelis. Aireon will leverage the expertise of each partner to create a revolutionary platform for providing valuable services that every air navigation service provider around the world could use. See full list of AIA member companies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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