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  • Davis led the race on general classification after two stages, with a three-second advantage over first-stage winner Andre Greipel of Germany.

    Armstrong enjoying time back in professional peloton

  • The big fiscal breakthrough Mr. Hensarling and his GOP colleagues are hoping for on the spending side of the ledger is first-stage reforms in the big three entitlements—Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

    A Look Inside the Super Committee

  • The SRB pitch and yaw rate gyros are used exclusively during first-stage ascent, and control is switched to the orbiter rate gyros when the SRBs are commanded to null in preparation for separation.

    Transition Team Update - NASA Watch

  • Since the initial 4-engine first-stage configuration happened to have an over-designed (i.e., typical for von Braun) cross-beam structure that could accommodate the thrust of an F-1 at its intersection, MSFC solved the back-heating problem by inserting the center F-1, whose exhaust essentially 'intercepted' the radiative thermal load from the other four engines.

    First Briefing on Human Space Flight Review - NASA Watch

  • "Recent Air Force studies have called into question the survivability of the crew module in the fratricide environment from a destructing first-stage solid rocket booster," the paper quoted the memo as saying.

    NASA Watch: June 2009 Archives

  • Or he could man up and say our analysis has always shown that an abort during first-stage flight is likely to result in loss of crew.

    Ares 1 Abort Study Update - NASA Watch

  • The coming months will show the 2010 Games, unlike the 1980 Games provide a better first-stage booster rating for the NHL, whose regular-season games on NBC the past two years averaged 1% of U.S. TV households.

    TV ratings as expected while NHL hopes for Olympic bounce

  • Second, a few months later, as I sat waiting for the train to take me to the airport from Manchester city centre to bring you home after the first-stage visa process had been dealt with.

    Family life

  • The plan's first-stage goals were to achieve stable cooling of the heavily damaged reactor cores, secure storage space for the highly radioactive water and prepare countermeasures against any new quakes or tsunami.

    Crippled Nuclear Plant Largely Meets Three-Month Goals

  • The leaders included Toshitsuna Watanabe , mayor of Okuma, one of two towns in which the plant sits, who was quoted by local media as saying afterward, I feel a little relieved to know that the first-stage goals have been accomplished.

    Crippled Nuclear Plant Largely Meets Three-Month Goals

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