Virigin Galatic Test Flight, A Step Closer to Space Travel

On January 10, 2014 Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic conducted it highest test flight yet at 71,000 feet at a top speed of Mach 1.4.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo successfully completed it’s third test flight reaching an altitude of 71,000 feet and a top speed of Mach 1.4 (1.4 times the speed of sound, which is 761 mph). The flight took place over the skies of California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. The flight benchmarked a huge advancement for space travel. Continue reading “Virigin Galatic Test Flight, A Step Closer to Space Travel” »

Military to Get Pay Increase in 2014

The House of Representatives approved the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, June 14th, 2013 which includes the Defense Spending Bill that supports a 1.8% pay increase for military personnel in 2014. It will still need to undergo more scrutiny by the Senate to make sure it will pass the President’s threat of Veto before that pay raise becomes a reality for military personnel and their families. Continue reading “Military to Get Pay Increase in 2014” »