Contest Is Viewed As The Genesis Of Commercial Human Space
On October 4, the X PRIZE Foundation will celebrate the fifth
anniversary of the largest prize in history, the $10 Million Ansari
X PRIZE -- won by the Mojave Aerospace Ventures team for the
historic flights of SpaceShipOne, a spacecraft capable of carrying
three people to 100 kilometers above the earth's surface twice in
In a speech to the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAFI)
Annual Meeting Thursday, Air Transport Association Chair Glen
Tilton said there is "clearly a market" for alternative aviation
fuels, but that a healthy investment environment for the
capitalization and commercial deployment of aviation alternative
fuels is still lacking.
NBAA Applauds Proposal For Consistency, Added Industry Input On
Congressman John Mica (R-FL) has introduced H.R. 3678 in
the U.S. House Of Representatives to strengthen industry input on
proposed regulations from TSA, and bring consistency to their
process for issuing security directives.
Space Adventures' Orbital Client Will Be Aboard The Station 10
Being in microgravity would probably make all those amazing
Cirque du Soleil stunts a LOT easier, but founder Guy
Laliberté didn't take an entire troupe with him. He did,
however, arrive safely at ISS Friday according to Space Adventures,
who organized his expedition.
Only 7 Months After Passing The 500,000 Hour Milestone
Airmen of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech AFB in
Nevada surpassed the 600,000 flight hour mark in the MQ-1 Predator
unmanned aircraft system September 4th. An aircrew from the
15th Reconnaissance Squadron flew this milestone mission in support
of overseas contingency operations.
Substantial Savings On Safety-Enhancing Avionics Systems For GA
With safety as a primary focus, Avidyne announced Friday that
they have launched their new FlySafe Instant Rebate Program, as
part of a larger initiative to promote enhanced safety in general
aviation. The program applies to all new Avidyne Entegra MFD
Series, Entegra Wx Series, and Entegra Traffic Series
The widow of the pilot involved in a mid-air collision in which
9 people lost their lives has filed a wrongful death suit in
federal court in Philadelphia, seeking more than $1.3 million in
damages for the loss of her husband.
"We know very well the significant issues caused by our
reliance on oil from unstable regions of the
world. Alternative fuels would help bring needed diversity of
physical supply." Source: Air
Transport Association Chair Glen Tilton.
Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's
surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are
distinguished from "ground clutter" by being definable locations
rather than large areas.
Occasionally, as you browse through the vastness that is the
Internet, you come across a site that has obviously been put
together just for the love of it. Aero Files (no affiliation with
Aero-New.net) is one of those sites. This site's owner has compiled
a wealth of information about flying, and made it all
available for free.