NASA's Stardust sample return mission returned safely to Earth
when the capsule carrying cometary and interstellar particles
successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m.
Mountain time) in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah
Test and Training Range, Sunday, January 15th.
Castle Aviation of North Miami, Ohio, is a Part 135 freight
carrier that competes with other on-demand freight carriers to move
small packages around the north-central industrial states, and that
operates some scheduled freight flights. It's now before the Ohio
Supreme Court with a tax case that asks: Should all carriers get
After yesterday's disappointing attendance, it was a relief to
get to the show and see that a lot of people were already there at
nine-ish. Throughout the day, attendance levels remained high, and
everywhere we went, exhibitors were pleased.
Jacksonville's Cecil Field (KVQQ) was expecting to get a 71,000
square foot manufacturing plant that isn't coming now; Lockheed
Martin isn't getting some eight billion dollars it was counting on
($879 million of it immediately, the rest over 20 years); the Army
isn't getting its next generation spyplane, and Embraer isn't
getting its nose into the trough of US defense spending.
Not Grounded, But "Aspects Of The Rotors Have To Be
During a press conference to tout an improved safety record in
the Air Force in general and on the MiG-21 fighter in
particular, Air Marshal P S Ahluwalia, Director
General of Flight Inspection & Safety for the IAF, found
himself grilled on teething problems with the indigenous "Dhruv"
It used to be called Lenin, named for one of the most hard-core
atheists of all time. But Baikonur's latest structure is a
beautiful Orthodox Church -- where the elite of the Russian space
program go to pray.
Four new Cirrus SR20 airplanes -- appropriately bearing
November-Delta tail numbers -- were delivered recently to the John
D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North
Dakota collegiate training program, located in Grand Forks.
Occupying some prime “sea estate” on the Hudson River
in Manhattan is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Boasting
“Adventures in Heroism” the floating museum has over 25
aircraft (including a British Airways Concorde), a submarine and
the Intrepid herself providing educational exhibits and special
events. You can even rent one of the rooms for a special
"I am convinced that educated people are able to
progress much faster on a spiritual ladder, and the Baikonur parish
is a shining example of this."
Source: James Oberg, quoting from an
earlier interview given to a Russian newspaper, in
describing Baikonur's latest structure -- a beautiful
Orthodox Church -- where the elite of the Russian space program go