This Wednesday sees the scheduled launch of four Galileo navigation satellites aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, and the orbiting of 10 Iridium Next satelites by a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg AFB, California. Also this week the EAA AirVenture air show is underway at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attracting an estimated half-million guests and 10,000 aircraft from more than 80 countries.


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