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Puncturing The Hot Air Balloons On Defense Spending

In November, when lawmakers were discussing the defense budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a dire warning: In a letter to Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, he wrote that a threatened deep reduction — about $1 trillion over the next decade — would create “an unacceptable risk in future combat operations.”

Movie Review: “Red Tails” …and Stout of Heart

When first the Tuskegee Airmen take to the sky in “Red Tails,” director Anthony Hemingway’s action-filled chronicle inspired by the African-American 332nd Squadron’s service during WWII, you want to be a pilot, too. At least I did. And the six fifteen-year-old boys to my right, who quieted down once the pageantry began, apparently agreed.

Elizabeth Public Schools’ Students To Talk To NASA Scientists

ELIZABETH – Students at Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 are scheduled to speak with Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this morning. Through a partnership with NASA, students will be able to ask questions of a Mission Control Flight Officer through an established Distance Learning Network (DLN). They will also witness the inner workings of the International Space Station’s (ISS) mission control.