Moviegoers pretty much are required to sit in crowded
theaters to watch the new "Star Trek" movie, which premiered on May
8, but not NASA astronaut Michael Barratt. He will have the
opportunity to watch the film aboard the International Space
Station, while he and two crewmates fly 220 miles above Earth. The
only thing missing will be the popcorn.
Airlines Remain Concerned That Despite Reduced Capacity, Delays
May be Inevitable
The ATA has released its summer air travel forecast and its not
good news... for anyone. ATA forecasts that 7 percent fewer
passengers (about 150,000 per day) will travel June 1 through Aug.
31, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008.
The Air Force has made tough choices and some prudent trade-offs
to balance the service across the spectrum of capabilities needed
for the future, Air Force leaders said. Air Force Secretary Michael
Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz discussed
the service's efforts to balance between today's operations and
NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission
STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010. This flight will
deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module (MRM1) to the
International Space Station.
Bell Helicopter's Earned Value Management System has been
approved by the Defense Contract Management Agency. "Approval of
our certification is the culmination of three years of hard work by
Bell employees and our investment into EVMS improvements," said
Dick Millman, president and CEO of Bell.
Boeing Company has joined in a program with partner
AgustaWestland to fulfill a contract for the manufacture and
support of 16 ICH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army. The
contract makes Boeing the prime subcontractor to AgustaWestland for
the new aircraft.
An electronic detector that records visible light from stars and
galaxies to make photographs. These detectors are very sensitive to
the extremely faint light of distant galaxies. They can see objects
that are 1,000 million times fainter than the eye can see. CCDs are
electronic circuits composed of light-sensitive picture elements
(pixels), tiny cells that, placed together, resemble mesh on a
screen door. The same CCD technology is used in digital cameras.
The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera
2 has four CCDs; each contains 640,000 pixels.
"I remember watching the original 'Star Trek' series
and, like many of my NASA coworkers, was inspired by the idea of
people from all nations coming together to explore space...'Star
Trek' blended adventure, discovery, intelligence and story telling
that assumes a positive future for humanity. The International
Space Station is a real step in that direction, with many nations
sharing in an adventure the world can be proud of."
Source: NASA astronaut Michael Barratt...
who has the opportunity to watch the new Star Trek film aboard
the International Space Station, while he and two crewmates fly 220
miles above Earth. The only thing missing will be the popcorn
-- Talk about the best seat in the house...
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