Western Fires Rage
NOF2001082403 - 24 AUGUST 2001 - NORTH FORK, CALIFORNIA, USA: A house sits unscathed surrounded by the charred path of a fire that burned over 1000 acres near North Fork, California on August 22, 2001. The fire is still burning. A fire broke out in the area around noon Monday and access was difficult in the steep terrain. Six aircraft were dispatched to fires in the Sierra Nevada at North Fork. mk/to/TOMAS OVALLE UPI.
A wildfire near the primary roadway leading to California's Yosemite National Park prompted the evacuation of at least 150 homes, officials said.
The dust hasn't settled yet in the aerospace industry's battle over the U.S. Air Force's Light Air Support contract for supply trainer/combat aircraft to Afghanistan.
Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed delivery of systems that counter radio-controlled improvised explosive devices to the U.S. Army.
A new high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for U.S. Navy maritime surveillance has been flown for the first time by Northrop Grumman.
Beechcraft Defense Co. has received a $210 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce 35 T-6 training aircraft.
A comprehensive safety review of a commercial, human space flight services system for NASA has been completed.
NASA says it has entered into an agreement with Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz space capsules.
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Rockwell Collins reports it will supply navigation and communications gear for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support program.
Former NASA astronaut Lee Archambault will work with aviation and aerospace manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. to pursue the company's goal of producing a feasible replacement for the Space Shuttle.
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