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+ - B-52 send across USA carrying nuclear missiles->

Submitted by alveraan
alveraan (945484) writes "The BBC reports that an air force B-52 bomber has flown across the US, accidentally carrying "at least" six nuclear missiles mounted to it's wings. Each W80-1 warhead has a yield of five to 150 kilotons. In a Air Force statement, spokesman Lt-Col Ed Thomas explained that "...there was never a danger to the American public."."
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+ - Hubble to be serviced in 2008

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alveraan writes "Accorging to the BBC, NASA administrator Mike Griffin has announced that NASA is "going to add a shuttle servicing mission — to the Hubble space telescope — to the shuttle's manifest to be flown before [the orbiter] retires". STS-125, due for launch in 2008, will replace Hubbles aging batteries and gyroscopes. Additionally, two new instruments, the Wide Field Camera 3, and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) will be installed. The modifications should extend Hubble's lifetime to at least 2013."

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