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1/20/2017

American Airlines is launching its new "basic economy" service Feb. 10, offering travelers a low-cost, no-frills option when booking travel. United Airlines is rolling out a similar program.

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Daily News (New York)
1/20/2017

Security will be tightened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as travelers stream in to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump. Canine teams will help man Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints, smoothing departures.

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USA Today
1/20/2017

Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger, who will leave his post as Donald Trump is sworn in as president, improved the agency by shortening airport security checkpoint wait times and implementing a standardized training program for officers.

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1/20/2017

The Army's wish list includes a missile that can unleash a swarm of armed drones capable of hitting multiple targets at once. "This will serve as a smart augmentation to the standard missile warhead," reads the Defense Department request.

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1/20/2017

Norway is hoping for a boost to its defense sector from the F-35 program. The country's defense exports dropped by 20% in 2016, and the industry sees an opportunity to return to growth based on subcontracts from the F-35.

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Defense News
1/20/2017

Turkey is looking to grow its defense exports, calling on its ambassadors to cultivate trade relationship abroad. Turkey's aerospace and defense exports have nearly doubled since 2011.

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Defense News
1/20/2017

President Donald Trump will play a key role in NASA's mission to Mars and the International Space Station. "[He] is inheriting a space program that has this nascent ambition to go to Mars but doesn't have hardware actually flying yet," said Casey Dreier, director of space policy at The Planetary Society.

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Space.com
1/20/2017

NASA is using a facility on a remote volcano to study the potential effects of living on Mars. Six scientists will live in the simulated Martian environment on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano.

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The Detroit News
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1/20/2017

No one will be in charge of the National Nuclear Security Administration overseeing the nation's nuclear stockpile unless the current team is allowed to stay in place following today's inauguration, according to Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., in a letter to President Donald Trump. "We simply cannot afford to allow national security positions to effectively run on 'auto-pilot,'" he wrote.

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Defense News
1/20/2017

Airlines hired 416,046 full-time workers in November, the highest number since 2005, marking three straight years of hiring growth for the industry. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines all reported an increase in hires.