For the first four days of the STS-4 mission there was very little heard by the public about the flight. Apparently their top-secret DOD payload work was causing NASA to keep a tight lid on the mission. Daily press conferences with flight directors were peppered with statements such as, “We can’t talk about that.” “That’s something we can’t talk about.” “Can’t answer that.” and of course “No comment.”
In what officials describe as "a prudent measure," all military C-130 aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System have been placed on operational hold after one of the aircraft went down Sunday, July 1.
Pratt & Whitney, JetBlue Welcome European Planemaker To The Gulf Coast
Following Monday's announcement by Airbus that it plans to open an final assembly plant in Mobile, AL, congratulatory massages began to roll in from companies that do business with the European planemaker.
Astronaut Joe Abaca Carried Smokey The Bear With Him To The ISS
NASA and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Space Act Agreement last week that unites the two agencies in raising awareness about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. This partnership will highlight areas of common interest in wildfires, forest and plant growth research and materials science.
Intrepid Cleared To Launch At Genesee Country Village & Museum
he Intrepid -- the world's first replica of a manned Civil War balloon -- has been cleared for public flights beginning Wednesday, July 4 at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Weather permitting, the balloon will take guests approximately 300 feet (32 stories) into the sky, simulating what the world's first military pilots experienced 150 years ago.
On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron flew the first aircraft to use a new fuel blend derived from alcohol at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. "It flew like a usual A-10 would without any issues," said Maj. Olivia Elliott, an A-10 pilot and an evaluator for the mission.
A used engine that has been completely disassembled, inspected, repaired as necessary, reassembled, tested, and approved in the same manner and to the same tolerances and limits as a new engine with either new or used parts.