• B-1 Bomber Burns After Landing in Qatar

    A U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber caught fire Friday after a landing at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, U.S. military officials said.

    The crew evacuated safely, the officials said.

    They said the fire began while the plane was taxiing after landing about 9:10 p.m. at al-Udeid, the headquarters of U.S. military air operations for the Middle East.

    Officials said the fire on the bomber was contained. A military board of inquiry has been appointed to investigate the incident, they said.

  • Hurricane Hollow Weather Receives Award

    The 2008 National Hurricane Conference was held in Orlando, Florida this past week. During the event many meteorologists and emergency managers from across the country and Caribbean gathered to learn and share the information that has become so critical in developing life saving programs during landfalling hurricanes.

    On Thursday, April 3, 2008 the attendees gathered to honor award nominees with the prestigious awards for the work they have done during the past year.

    Included in the awards ceremony was Robert Brookens aka "Barometer Bob", President of Hurricane Hollow Weather Corp. Robert was presented with a Special Award.

  • Statement by NASA Administrator on ATV Docking

    The following is a statement by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin after today's successful docking of the European Space Agency's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle to the International Space Station at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday.

    "I am incredibly proud of and pleased for our European partners with this demonstration of a successful automated docking of the ATV cargo vehicle with the ISS. Only Russia has previously achieved a successful automated docking in space. This accomplishment showcases yet again the progress which has been made by the international partnership in bringing this incredible program to fruition. Together with the arrival of the Columbus Module at the ISS earlier this year, the success of the ATV marks the arrival of Europe as a full-fledged space power. I applaud their achievement."

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