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15-year-old arrested in Calif. with military issue rocket launcher

An unnamed 15-year-old was arrested in Novato, California this week after police discovered a U.S. military issue rocket launcher commonly used during the worst of the fighting in Iraq. Officers discovered the weapon during a routine traffic stop. The teen’s classmates from San Marin high school told CBS News in…

SpaceX unveils heavy launcher

WASHINGTON – SpaceX unveiled Tuesday what its chief executive Elon Musk has called the world’s most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy, which will have its first demonstration flight at the end of 2012. The launcher is designed to lift into orbit satellites or spacecraft weighing more than 53 metric tons,…

Obama proposes five-year freeze on NASA budget

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed reining in expenses at NASA, sending his 2012 budget blueprint to Congress calling for a five-year freeze on new spending at the US space agency. The president would restrict NASA’s budget to last year’s levels, $18.7 billion annually through fiscal 2016. The…

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