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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

NASA Announces Upcoming ISS Crew Assignments

Five Selected For Upcoming Expeditions Aboard The Space Station

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Named To Keynote Upcoming Space Conference

Will Present At The 2017 International Space Station Research And Development Conference In Washington, D.C.

The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSR&D) has announced that Elon Musk, CEO and lead designer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 6th annual meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. from July 17-20, 2017. The ISSR&D Conference was created to connect commercial and academic communities involved in new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind's unique orbiting laboratory.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Vector To Conduct Upcoming Flight Test This Summer In Camden County, Georgia

Agreement With Spaceport Camden Supports Flight Test Of The Vector-R To Further Develop Technology, Launch Vehicle Design

Micro satellite launch company Vector, comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Sea Launch and VMware, have announced an agreement with Spaceport Camden to conduct a sub-orbital flight test of Vector's full-scale launch vehicle, the Vector-R, as early as this summer.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Final Two ExoMars Landing Sites Chosen

Areas Selected Once Held An Abundance Of Water

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

SpaceX Readies Previously-Flown Booster For Second Mission

March 30 Is Target Date For Historic Launch

SpaceX has conducted another static fire test of a previously-flown Falcon 9 booster in anticipation of using the rocket to boost another payload into orbit. If they are successful, it will be the first time a booster has been used to launch a second orbital mission.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Airborne 03.29.17: F-16 Makes A Move, Sumwalt to NTSB, DJI Proposes Drone IDs

Also: SKYe SH09, AEA 2017 Opening/NPI, FAA Certifies Elite, Carrier Strike Group, G650 Sim, SBIRS Satellite, Hawaiian Airlines

The ‘electric jet’ is moving to South Carolina... The production line for Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets will be moved from Ft. Worth, TX to Greenville, SC, according to company officials. The company says it will roll the last Texas-built F-16 off the line in September, at which time all of the equipment and tools for manufacturing the aircraft will be transferred to Greenville. The Ft. Worth plant will be expanded to produce F-35 Lighting II airplanes. President Donald Trump has nominated Robert L. Sumwalt III to be a member of the NTSB for a five-year term expiring December 16, 2021. He has also been nominated to serve as vice-chair of the board for a two-year term. Sumwalt, who is from South Carolina, has been a member of the NTSB since 2006. He served as NTSB vice chairman from 2006 to 2008. Since joining the Board, Mr. Sumwalt

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Wang Appointed To Head NASA's Office Of Communications

Will Lead All Communications And Serve As Senior Advisor To The Administrator

Jen Rae Wang has been selected by Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot as NASA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications. Wang joins NASA with more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of state and federal government in public, legislative, and media affairs both domestically and internationally, strategic communications, as well as small and large-scale organizational executive leadership.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne 03.28.17: Dynon ADS-B/WX Recvrs, B-29 'Doc' Touring!, Atlanta Tech

Also: Safety Focus, Aero-Calendar, Mechanic Pay, Alaska Airlines, GAMA, CA Aviation Hall Of Fame, Gogo Biz 4G

Dynon’s new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz. In the US, it also receives free text and graphical weather from the FAA’s network of ADS-B ground stations. Unlike portable ADS-B receivers, SkyView and AF-5000 pilots receive FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when the SV-ADSB-472 is paired with their Mode-S transponder and SV-GPS-2020. The remote mounted receiver utilizes an externally mounted antenna for superior ADS-B reception. Doc, the much beloved and recently restored B-29,  will make four national tour stops through the first half of the 2017 summer tour season. Doc’s Friends, Inc., the group operating the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress, announced the first half of its tour plan, which includes stops in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. “Our vision throughout the restoration pro

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Supersonic Plasma Jets Discovered

Findings Presented At Swarm Science Meeting In Canada

Information from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10,000°C.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NASA Backs Startup Developing 'Smart' Color-Changing Air Filters

Serionix To Develop Spacesuit Air Filters Based On Pet-Odor-Removing Colorfil Smart Filtration Technology

NASA has awarded a $750,000 contract to startup company Serionix to fund continued development of filters to remove toxic gases from next-generation space suit life support systems. The same technology is on its way into consumer products expected to launch within the year.

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