A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk was reported down Wednesday, as it
ferried crew members from a disabled Malaysian freighter in the
Bering Straits. Four people on board the ill-fated chopper were
rescued by a nearby Coast Guard cutter. Six others are still
missing in the frigid Alaskan waters.
Astronomers have dubbed it "Quaoar" (pronounced kwa-whar) after
a Native American god. It lies a billion kilometers beyond Pluto
and moves around the Sun every 288 years in a near-perfect circle.
Until recently it was just a curious point of light. That's all
astronomers could see when they discovered it last June using a
Airline Execs Ordered To Appear In Paris Courtroom
Like a deer in the headlights, Continental Airlines was caught
by surprise after a French court of inquiry this week summoned its
executives for questioning in the wake of the fiery 2000 Concorde
crash at Charles DeGaulle Airport.
Says Robotic Mission Might Take To Long, Won't Work
Hubble, Hubble, toil and trouble. The astronomy community has
been fuming ever since NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe earlier this
year announced he would not send a shuttle to repair the aging
Hubble Space Telescope. But that's just what the National Research
Council wants him to do.
350+ submissions in fourteen categories judged, best examples
honored during luncheon
The International Council of Air Shows on Wednesday honored the
best marketing products out of 350 entries submitted to the
organizations for its yearly judged competition during its 2004
convention in Las Vegas (NV).
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Virgin
Galactic... and for just $190,000, you, too can be a space tourist.
We'll even throw in the pointy ears...
That fanciful pitch is one step closer to reality after the Senate
Wednesday passed a bill to regulate commercial passenger space
Smile! Your Picture Will Soon Be On You Flying Ticket
After several months of contentious debate, Congress has sent
the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act to President
Bush. The bill implements many of the recommendations of the 9/11
Commission and creates a director of national intelligence.
Pratt & Whitney's PW5124A Fly Aboard Airbus Aircraft
The A318, the latest member of Airbus' A320 family, flew with
new PW6000A engines (PW6124A) from Pratt & Whitney for the
first time Thursday. Certification of this aircraft engine
combination should take place towards the end of 2005 after some
500 flight hours.
For Sale: New Corporate Hangar at Kalamazoo, MI (AZO).
48' electric door, 60' deep. Suitable for twins, light jets or a
club for homebuilts. The hangar is brand new and ready for
occupancy. AZO offers self service fuel and two aircraft
New, will sell for $680.00
ERAU, Santa Fe Community College Approve Aeronautical Science
Under a new agreement, students who earn a two-year Associate of
Science degree in Aviation Science from Santa Fe Community College
(SFCC) may transfer all their credits to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University to count as the first two years toward a four-year
Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science.
Ocean Spray’s cranberry harvesting season drew to a close
last month, made easier this year with the use of
GeoVantage’s high-resolution aerial imagery. GeoVantage
imaged cranberry bogs in two of Ocean Spray’s major growing
areas in Massachusetts and Quebec. Ocean Spray has been
implementing aerial photography since 1986.
"We strongly disagree that anything Continental did was the
cause of the Concorde accident, and we are outraged by the media
reports that criminal charges may have been made against our
company and its employees."
Source: Continental Airlines statement after the
French newspaper Le Parisien reported a French court has subpoenaed
company executives as part of the Concorde crash investigation. On
July 25th, 2000, an Air France Concorde crashed shortly after
take-off, killing 113 people. A subsequent inquiry found a
Continental Airlines DC-10, which had departed the same runway five
minutes earlier, dropped a "wear-strip" from one of its engine
nacelles. That piece of metal, according to the inquiry, then
punctured the tires of the Concorde. French authorities say th
The first Diamond DA40 (file photo, below) accident to involve
fatalities occurred a few hours ago as N42SE, a Diamond DA40
registered to Accupad of Anderson, SC, went down in Pelzer SC,
killing all three POB aboard, one of them a flight instructor. The
accident reportedly occurred at 1013 local time with the first call
into EMS reported at 1022.