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06 October 2005 Military News

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  • Officials Stockpile Vaccine, Drugs Against Avian Flu AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- Health officials estimate the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 killed 50 million people worldwide -- more than died in World War I.

  • EXTERNAL TANK-119 RETURNS TO MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY Lockheed Martin 06 Oct 2005 -- External Tank-119 is transported down Saturn Boulevard at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on October 3. ET-119 arrived at the facility for additional retrofitting work after a five-day trip from Kennedy Space Center. The return trip originally scheduled for late August had to be postponed because of damage Hurricane Katrina inflicted upon New Orleans. Lockheed Martin built ET-119 at the NASA facility in New Orleans. The tank is scheduled to fly on the next Space Shuttle flight, STS-121, next year. A photo of ET-119’s return is available at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/michoud Look left and click only on “Michoud Image Gallery.”
  • Mirror Segment for James Webb Space Telescope Delivered for Polishing Northrop Grumman 06 Oct 2005 -- Manufacturing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) progressed further with the delivery of the telescope's first mirror segment for grinding and polishing in late September. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's prime contractor for the space observatory, leading the design and development effort.



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