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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is about to tap a huge new market

Our World Is Changing! Go Elon Musk!

Fortune

The U.S. Air Force certified SpaceX to launch satellites for the Pentagon, it was announced Tuesday.

This is significant news for Elon Musk’s 13-year-old aerospace company, which has long been involved court case over certification from the Pentagon. As the Washington Postreports, obtaining Pentagon certification means SpaceX can compete with United Launch Alliance, a joint space venture formed in 2006 by Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

ULA provides launch services to government entities like NASA and the Department of Defense—customers SpaceX also wants to service.

The certification process began when SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force in April of last year, arguing its bidding process for awarding contracts to launch Pentagon satellites had turned ULA into an unfair monopoly. (In 2012, the Air Force awarded 36 launches to ULA, which was the only contractor certified to launch under the EELV, or Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.)…

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Deep Pit BBQ – Google It!

Come To Encinitas, California TOMORROW!

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If you search “deep pit bbq” on Google at this moment, you’ll see that the San Dieguito Heritage Museum is on the first page! Pretty cool!

All the other entries on that page tell you about or teach you how to do a deep pit barbecue. Ours is the only entry that’s actually doing it!

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas, California is having the 27th Annual Deep Pit Barbecue TOMORROW – Saturday from Noon to 3 pm. Get there early as the food may be sold out by 2:30. There’s lots of great stuff going on! Here’s what SDHeritage.org says:

The BBQ event starts at noon and food will be served until 2:30 p.m. During the event, the museum and exhibits will be open for visitors to browse through. There will be live music and kid’s activities, a silent auction, and a bake…

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An Interview with Vaughn Heppner, Self-Published Author Extraordinaire

From Kindle to Google on Vaughn Heppner to Steve Gregor!

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Everyone knows that indie publishing is tantamount to admitting that you do not have the patience or talent to find an agent and get published with a traditional press and forever relegates you to a lifetime of obscurity in the writing world, right? Ehhhhh… sometimes, but not necessarily.  Vaughn Heppner is one of the most prolific and successful authors on Amazon, and proof that in this day and age an author willing to write well and write often can sell a large number of books regardless of their publishing strategy.

He has written a number of science fiction series along with an excellent set of books outlining a Chinese invasion of the United States thirty years from now. His books are full of historic parallels, and it is clear that many of his science fiction stories are inspired by events that took place hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.  He is also one of a handful of…

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