Partner Nations Meet In Tokyo To Discuss Cooperative
At a meeting Thursday of the heads of the space agencies from
the nations partnering in the International Space Station program,
the group reaffirmed the importance of full exploitation of the
station's scientific, engineering, utilization, and education
Air Trek Incurred Attorney Fees And Expenses Challenging
In a decision issued March 4, the NTSB denied the FAA's appeal
challenging a decision by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to pay
Air Trek, Inc., a Florida-based air ambulance operator, attorney
fees and expenses in the amount of $120,169.35.
Construction And Refurbishment May Proceed At Launch Complexes
36 And 46
Space Florida said Friday that it has secured Real Property
Licenses for Space Launch Complexes 46 and 36 at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station. As a result, the 45th Space Wing now grants Space
Florida full rights to proceed with construction and refurbishment
work at either launch location.
A Commercially Available Reduced Gravity Environment For
ZERO Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) announced the establishment of
the ZERO-G Weightless Lab Thursday. The specially designed two-day
program provides the only commercial access to Martian, Lunar, zero
and hyper gravity environments for scientific research.
SpaceX has identified the problem that led to an abort of this
week's planned static engine test of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape
Canaveral. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tells ANN that the problem was a
valve that didn't receive a specific command during the auto-start
Tests Show A330 Fuselage Would Not Have Been Breached
While admitting there are some discrepancies, a documentary
produced by the BBC, which aired this week on The Discovery
Channel, maintains that the bomb allegedly carried by Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab would not have been strong enough to bring down the
Witnesses Said It Sounded As If The Airplane Was Experiencing
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report for an accident
involving a Cessna T303 Crusader, which went down near the town of
Louisa, VA, killing the pilot. The aircraft impacted a house in a
residential area, but the only person in the home at the time of
the accident escaped without injury.
Candler Field Museum Raising Funds For A New Building
The Candler Field Museum in Williamson, GA will host a benefit
dinner Saturday, March 20th, featuring Major General Pat Halloran.
Maj. Halloran is a retired US Air Force pilot who will speak about
his experiences flying both the famous SR-71 Blackbird spy plane as
well as its predecessor, the U-2.
"Through a mutual trust with both entities, we can now
fully pursue build-out of these sites for commercial use.
Having additional domestic launch sites ready for commercial
utilization will also ensure the U.S. remains competitive from a
global perspective." Source: Space
Florida's Mark Bontrager.