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MMT Says Spacecraft Is Ready To Fly Its Final Mission
The Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team voted
unanimously to proceed toward Discovery's targeted liftoff at 1552
ET Wednesday. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but a
leak in a critical system had to be repaired before the shuttle was
cleared for launch.
The second A330 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) for
the UK Royal Air Force has successfully completed its maiden flight
from the Airbus Military facility at Getafe, Madrid following its
Recognized By President Obama And Administrator Bolden For
NASA usually goes the other way ... that is to say ... up. But
when 33 miners were trapped nearly a half mile below the surface of
the earth, a team of the space agency's employees was called on to
assist in the rescue.
Dick Degraw is an aircraft builder whose creations attract serious onlookers. Not many self-taught engineers and machinists branch out from racing and servicing motorcycles to building and flying their own deep-intermeshed, twin rotor helicopters, but that's just one of Dick's novel creations. "Gyrhino," his scratch-built vertical takeoff gyroplane, has a transparent fuselage for ease of inspection, but that also puts everything he's built for the machine in clear view.
Dick Degraw is an aircraft builder whose creations attract
serious onlookers. Not many self-taught engineers and machinists
branch out from racing and servicing motorcycles to building and
flying their own deep-intermeshed, twin rotor helicopters, but
that's just one of Dick's novel creations.
AirTran flight attendants, represented by the Association of
Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), filed for mediation Thursday with
the National Mediation Board (NMB) after negotiations with the
company broke down.
emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of a lightning
discharge. Over three-quarters of lightning's electrical discharge
is used in heating the gases in the atmosphere in and immediately
around the visible channel. Temperatures can rise to over 10,000
Â°C in microseconds, resulting in a violent pressure
wave, composed of compression and rarefaction. The rumble of
thunder is created as one's ear catches other parts of the
discharge, the part of the lightning flash nearest registering
first, then the parts further away.
Aero-Linx: The Wright Brothers
& The Invention of the Aerial Age --Smithsonian
Removed temporarily from its place of honor in Smithsonian's
Milestones of Flight, the 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first
successful airplane, serves as the centerpiece of this exhibition,
which celebrates the centennial of the Wright brothers' historic
flights. For the first time, the airplane is being displayed on the
floor, so you can get a close-up, eye-level look at the historic
craft that ushered in the age of flight.
"I'm sure they would be the first to tell you they were
just doing their jobs and nothing out of the ordinary, but the men
and women of NASA do extraordinary things each and every
Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
after the presentation of NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal
to five agency employees who supported the rescue effort of 33