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Fight over UFO photos pits family against newspaper.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/21/2010

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Two shots of a flying saucer over McMinnville are some of the most debated pieces of Oregon history.
Paul and Evelyn Trent took the pictures in 1950, and now their children are trying to get the negatives returned.
But the negatives are in the hands of the McMinnville News-Register newspaper, who believes they should be part of a permanent historic display in Yamhill County.

The story of how this fight developed begins on the Trent Farm more than 50 years ago. Watch the news video on this story here>>

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NASA Keeps An Eye On Some Space Junk

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/18/2010

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 18, 2010)–NASA is keeping a close watch on three pieces of old Russian and Chinese satellite and rocket parts that could come uncomfortably close to the International Space Station this weekend.

Mission managers decided there was no need to move the station Friday to dodge a fourth piece of junk, but the station’s orbit continues to be reassessed.
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A Russian capsule docked Thursday carrying three new residents.

The Soyuz arrival means there are now two women living full time at the space station for the first time ever.

Shannon Walker, a physicist from Houston, joins Tracy Dyson Caldwell. Walker took Amelia Earhart’s watch into orbit.

Four men also are on board the space station.

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Hayabusa re-entry spectacular fireball.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/13/2010

Five years after touching down on a distant asteroid, Japan’s Hayabusa space probe returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the Australian Outback after a spectacular fireball. Recorded from NASA DC-8 over Australia

Officials at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aren’t sure whether the probe managed to collect samples from asteroid Itokawa after its three-month rendezvous with the small space rock in 2005. They would be the first samples returned from the surface of an asteroid.

The probe burned up on reentry, streaking through the night sky (see video here), and Hayabusa’s heat-resistant container landed with the aid of a parachute in South Australia’s Woomera Prohibited Range.

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Royal British Legion spark UFO scare

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/13/2010

AN EXTREME flight team had a close encounter of a German kind, when residents mistook their state-of-the-art wingsuits and high speed flight patterns for UFOs.
The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, Jump4Heroes, were training in Bad Lippspringe, Germany, ahead of the Canopy Piloting National Championships and World Championships last weekend when police were called in.

Read more here>>

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Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/12/2010

LIVE – HAYABUSA RE-ENTRY – Live video feed

An attempt will be made to provide a live video feed of the Hayabusa Re-Entry in the minutes around the re-entry at 13:51 UT, Sunday June 13. The video will be chosen from cameras operated onboard NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Laboratory by Jesse Carpenter and Greg Merkes of NASA Ames Research Center, or those operated by Ron Dantowitz, Marek Kozubal, James Brietmeyer and Brigitte Berman of Clay Center Observatory, or those operated by Mike Taylor and Jonathan Snively of Utah State University. Please note that such downlinks have proven very difficult in past missions. The Hayabusa re-entry will be fainter than that of ATV-1 “Jules Verne” in 2008. Also, the video feed will be transmitted by the DC-8 aircraft via INMARSAT and may not be of high quality. Large volumes of traffic on this website may hinder watching this live feed. For that reason, shortly after the re-entry, we plan to upload higher quality video, first via the INMARSAT uplink on our way back, and later, after we land at Melbourne, via an internet communication. KEEP IN MIND THE TIME THE EVENT STARTS. That’s when the live stream is expected to begin.

The capsule is due to land at the Woomera Prohibited Area (to the East of Glendambo (see below map)) in South Australia at 11.30pm this Sunday (13 June 2010).

Expected landing area - Glendambo location map

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BP security tries to block media access to clean up workers

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/12/2010

WDSU-TV News anchor Scott Walker is confronted by BP security on a public beach. BP denies it is doing this.

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French fishing vessel expected to rescue stranded sailor

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/11/2010

Rescue teams are heading Friday to a remote area in the Indian Ocean to fetch a stranded 16-year old California sailor girl who lost contact as she tried to circumnavigate the globe in her yacht.

Abby Sunderland, who is trying to be the world’s youngest to sail around the world, had lost satellite contact on Thursday and issued a distress call after what appeared to be a rogue wave hit the boat damaging its communications equipment.

“We are absolutely over the moon. We are very, very happy and excited that the Australian search and rescue jumped on this right away, got a plane after her, said Laurence Sunderland, Abby’s father.

Australian rescue officials said a Qantas Airbus A330 spotted “Wild Eyes,” her yacht, and was able to make radio contact with her. A French fishing vessel was diverted to her location and expected to arrive in the next 24 hours, the family said.

Abby’s mother, Marianna Sunderland, said rescue coordinators in Australia told the family that Abby is “fine” and that the boat is upright.

“She has food, water and she is running her heater, keeping warm. So she seems to be in good spirits and that’s about all we really know for sure,” she said.

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Asteroid probe due to land Sunday in South Australia.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

Artist's rendering of Hayabusa probe

Hayabusa — the Japanese probe launched seven years ago to try to capture the first samples from an asteroid — is on its way home and is due to land Sunday in South Australia.

Touchdown for the craft’s capsule is set for 10 a.m. ET Sunday  in a remote part of the Australian outback. The final trajectory correction took place Tuesday. So it’s not at all clear if the returning capsule will contain any asteroid dust in its collection canister. Scientists say the dust could help them gain new understanding of how the solar system formed.

“This is the second highest velocity re-entry of a capsule in history,” said Peter Jenniskens, a scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Centre. “Such man-made objects entering with interplanetary speed do not happen every day, and we hope to get a ringside seat to this one.”

The 40-centimetre-wide containment capsule will separate from the main spacecraft well above the Earth’s atmosphere. It will eventually deploy a parachute to help slow its landing. The capsule also has a radio beacon.

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California teen sailing solo is missing in Indian Ocean

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

Last known position in red

A 16-year-old California girl who is attempting to sail solo around the world triggered a distress signal during rough seas in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, her family said.

Sunderland’s small sailboat was last located “in the middle of nowhere,” about 2,000 miles east of Madagascar and 2,000 miles west of Australia, Pinkston said. Her emergency beacon was detected at 8 a.m. ET Thursday.

Sunderland began her journey from Marina del Rey, California, on January 23 with the goal of sailing her 40-foot boat around the world without stopping. Mechanical troubles forced her to make two stops for repairs, including at Cape Town, South Africa, in April.

She’s kept in touch with family and followers through a satellite telephone. Her website has published frequent blog updates, including one posted Wednesday.

“The last few days have pretty busy out here,” Sunderland wrote in her last blog entry. “I’ve been in some rough weather for awhile with winds steady at 40-45 knots with higher gusts. With that front passing, the conditions were lighter today.” The Australian coast guard and the Reunion Island government — a French island that is the closest land to her last position are involved in the search.

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UFOs filmed over Vatican city by 3 soldiers

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/10/2010

According to reports the video was taken from a cell phone by three soldiers who were on duty Guarding a U.S. ambassador’s residence in Vatican city. Openmindstv has an excellent story on it. I highly recommend you go there to read more on this story…

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