Family members, friends and NASA officials gathered at Kennedy
Space Center on Friday to commemorate the seven Columbia astronauts
on the fifth anniversary of their deaths. On February 1, 2003 --
after a 16-day mission -- the shuttle Columbia broke up high over
Texas while descending to land at Kennedy.
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Nine Meetings Held Across Country; 143 Pilots Retired
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), collective bargaining agent
for the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, tells ANN the union
conducted large-scale member meetings at nine locations nationwide
Friday, to send a signal to management at American Airlines. The
rallies come as both sides continue to squabble -- with little
actual progress -- in ongoing contract negotiations.
For the first time ever, NASA will beam a song -- The Beatles
"Across the Universe" -- directly into deep space at 1900 EST on
Monday, February 4. The transmission over NASA's Deep Space Network
will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day The Beatles
recorded the song, as well as the 50th anniversary of NASA's
founding and the group's beginnings.
Smoke In Cockpit, Shattered Windscreen Resulted In Emergency
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will
investigate the January 30 incident, in which an American Airlines
B757-200 en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia
diverted to West Palm Beach, FL and made an emergency landing after
the cockpit filled with smoke.
Soldiers Say Unmanned Shadows 'Transforming'
They are known as the "commander's eyes on the battlefield."
Coalition forces have used them to find roadside bombs, track the
enemy's movement, clear convoy routes and locate key targets -- all
without having to leave the relative safety of their bases.
With Saab test pilot Mats Thorbiornson and South African Air
Force (SAAF) Colonel Mike Edwards at the controls, South Africa's
second Gripen fighter (SA02) made history when, during a scheduled
flight test sortie this week, it passed the cumulative 100,000
flying hour mark for the entire Gripen fleet of new generation
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To drop something from an aircraft or space craft in flight.
Supplemental fuel tanks, also called "drop tanks", can be
jettisoned from military aircraft prior to entering combat in order
to lower drag, decrease weight and improve maneuverability.