Armstrong Burial at Sea

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U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremated remains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service held onboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Renowned US economist to deliver Cass lecture

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Professor Frankel is in London to receive the Onassis Prize for Shipping this evening. The prize is awarded jointly by the Onassis S Public Benefit Foundation and Cass Business School. For more information on all three of the Onassis Prizes, please see attached release.

THE ARCTIC: The World’s New Economic Frontier and Opportunity for Development, Shipping, and Expansion
Ernst G. Frankel, MIT
The Arctic (Figure 1) has become the latest and possibly most attractive of development areas on earth and not just because of the immense, largely untapped resources that are becoming increasingly accessible, but also for the opportunities for shorter sea routes and greater accessibility to markets. Although much of the Arctic sea routes are still only accessible part of the year and usually requires special ice-class vessels as well as ice-breaker escort, more and more operators are taking advantage of the huge savings in fuel and travel time between major trading areas such as the Europe/U.S. East and West Coast and East Asia or NW Europe/East Asia trades.

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Second Request for Information Under Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Received by Loral and MDA

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NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwire) — 09/12/12 — Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL) today announced that Loral and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) have each received a second request for information from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the agreement to sell Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L) to MDA. The DOJ is reviewing the transaction as part of the regulatory process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act), and Loral and MDA will continue to cooperate fully with the DOJ in connection with its review. Loral believes that the focus of the government inquiry is primarily on the satellite communications antenna business in general and MDA’s antenna business in particular. The effect of the second request will be to extend the waiting period under the HSR Act until 30 days after there has been substantial compliance with the requests.

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New York City on September 11, 2001

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Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the people there, and everywhere else,” said Station Commander Frank Culbertson of Expedition 3, after the terrorists’ attacks.

The following day, he posted a public letter that captured his initial thoughts of the events as they unfolded. “The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked.”

Upon further reflection, Culbertson said, “It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are.”

› Culbertson’s Letter from Sept. 11, 2001

› 2010 Video: Frank Culbertson Remembers 9/11 Ten Years Later

Image credit: NASA

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General Dynamics to Provide Cloud Email Services to Federal, State, Local and Tribal Governments

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FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been selected as one of 17 companies to provide cloud-based email services through blanket purchase agreements issued by the General Services Administration (GSA). The contract will cover five years. Federal, state, local and tribal governments can now use the General Dynamics’ GSA Email-as-a-Service (EaaS) blanket purchase agreement to rapidly procure cloud-based email, office automation, electronic records management, migration and integration services.

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