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Iran admits shooting down 737 jet by mistake

Days after claiming that the catastrophic crash of a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 plane was caused by a mechanical failure, the Iranian military acknowledged that it erroneously downed the jet with a missile strike, killing all 176 people aboard. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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U.S. officials suspect Iranian missile downed 737 jet

President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials today voiced suspicions that Iranian surface-to-air missiles brought down the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jet that crashed in Iran on Jan. 8 amid a volley of attacks. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 jet crashes in Iran

First photos emerge from site of plane crash near Tehran; there are no indications of survivors – Tasmin pic.twitter.com/LOuyhza0Yj — BNO News (@BNONews) January 8, 2020 A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jet carrying 176 people crashed tonight after taking off from … Continue reading

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Trump signs the Space Force into existence

Amid military fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a defense authorization bill into law to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. “This is a very big and important moment,” Trump told hundreds of military … Continue reading

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GAO sides with Blue Origin in launch dispute

The Government Accountability Office is agreeing with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture that the Air Force needs to amend its rules for deciding who’ll get future contracts for national security space launches. Today’s GAO decision comes in response to … Continue reading

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X-37B space plane lands after 780 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane landed today after spending a record-setting 780 days in orbit testing hush-hush technologies for long-duration spaceflight. Touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida came at 3:51 a.m. … Continue reading

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Red Arrows fly aerobatics of a different color

Seattle’s Museum of Flight may have put a Blue Angels jet on a pedestal, but today it rolled out the red carpet for a military aerobatic team of a different color: the Red Arrows of Britain’s Royal Air Force. “They’re the best,” … Continue reading

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