Tentative Launch Date Set For Remaining Expedition 29 Crew
Three International Space Station crew members safely returned
to Earth Thursday, wrapping up a six-month mission of research and
exploration.NASA's Ron Garan, Expedition 28 commander Andrey
Borisenko and flight engineer Alexander Samokutyaev, both of the
Russian Federal Space Agency, landed their Soyuz spacecraft in
Kazakhstan at 1159 EDT.
78-Year-Old Among 185 Occupants Who Used Emergency Slides
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among 179
passengers and six crewmembers who evacuated United Flight 586
using the inflatable slides Wednesday at Dulles International
Airport near Washington, DC. The 78-year-old Ginsburg has undergone
surgery and chemotherapy since being diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer in 2009, according to the Associated Press.
Flight Was Reportedly The First For The Airplane's New
The first flight for the new owner of a Cristen Eagle-II ended
in tragedy when he and the previous owner, a flight instructor,
were fatally injured after the airplane apparently lost power and
went down shortly after takeoff. So far, there's no way to know
whether the engine failure was mechanical, or the result of pilot
FAA Ruling Adds Flexibility For Operation Of The Business
Unpaved runways are no longer off limits to owners and operators
of Piper Meridian single-engine turboprop business aircraft,
according to an FAA ruling announced Friday at the 2011
Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) Fly-In
Convention held here in Hot Springs, AK. Up until now, the Meridian
had been limited to operations from paved runways.
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: U.S. Needs Alternative To Dependence
On Russia 'As Soon As Possible"
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a NASA budget
that includes $500 million for the development of commercial crew
capacity for transporting U.S. and other astronauts to the ISS. The
summary of the appropriation, provided by the committee, indicates
that NASA is funded at $17.9 billion, a reduction of $509 million
or 2.8 percent from the FY2011 enacted level.
Tom Coble Opposes Additional Taxes And User Fees On Aircraft
The CEO of Coble Trench Safety, which is headquartered in
Greensboro, NC and has branch offices throughout the south and
east, writes in the Charlotte Observer that the President
and some in Congress should lay off their "vilification" of general
aviation to score political points.Tom Coble, who flies his
personal Beech King Air B-200 to visit his 11 branches in six
states, writes what most involved in aviation already know:
Business airplanes allow company executives to be far more
efficient, support American manufacturing, generate $150 billion in
economic impact and support 1.2 million jobs.
BAE Systems Takes Its AJTS To Military Air Shows And Trade
Shows From Maryland To New Mexico To Florida
A semi-trailer designed to show off the capabilities of the Hawk
Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS) is embarking on a national road
show that begins in Maryland and plans stops across the west
and south from New Mexico to Florida. BAE Systems announced the
launch of the tour Tuesday.
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