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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Gone West: NASA Astronaut Hank Hartsfield

Commanded First Flight Of Space Shuttle Discovery

Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

U.S. Team Captures Silver In 2014 International Rocketry Challenge

Team from Canton, GA Wins Second Place In Student Rocketry Challenge Final At Farnborough

Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, GA took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Study On Common Upper Stage Service For NASA

Goal Is To Provide More Affordable Launch Services For Medium And Heavy Lift Missions

A recently-completed study conducted by Rocketdyne and Ball Aerospace focused on the development of a common upper stage service for NASA, designed to enhance the performance of the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II medium and heavy launch vehicles for planetary and heliophysics missions, and pave the way for additional missions by providing more affordable launch services.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Airborne 07.21.14: Koontz Wins Barber Award, ESA's Spaceplane, Model Flyers Fight FAA

Also: Boeing's 787-9 Demo, Hartzell's TBM Wonder-Prop, More Santa Monica Maneuvering, Garmin Global Pilot, Even More TSA Stupidity

Greg Koontz has been named the recipient of this year’s Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, according to World Airshow News, and will be presented with the award in front of his peers at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday, July 29, at Theater in the Woods. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) spaceplane will showcase re-entry technologies after its unconventional launch from Kourou in French Guiana on a Vega rocket this November. Instead of heading north into a polar orbit, as on previous flights, Vega will head eastwards and release the spaceplane into a suborbital path reaching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The great majority of model aircraft flyers belong to an organization known as the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). This organization has supported responsible RC flyers for years in operating their aircraft sensibly. However,

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Author Says Irrational Risk Aversion Holding Back U.S. Human Spaceflight

Conclusion: Too Few People Are Dying In Space

On the 45th anniversary of the first flight to land humans on the moon, a new book gives one author's view as to why we haven't been back there or anywhere beyond earth orbit in over four decades, and why we are dependent on Russia for access to what he calls "our own space station."

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Fri, May 02, 2014

Friends of ANN--Introducing The 'Beyond The Blue' XPRIZE Premier Edition

ANN's Exciting 'Premier Edition' Program Will Help Support XPRIZE Outreach At Oshkosh and Beyond!!!

Finally! We're ready to open the doors and welcome you along as we build a whole New ANN (and a lot more) with the first of a number of products and programs that will enable and empower us toward a better future. ANN is proud to give our readers. listeners, and viewers the chance -- ahead of the massive campaign that will start shortly -- to get their hands on the Collector's Version of the first print run for the Premier Edition of "Beyond The Blue" -- the Ultimate Insider’s Guide To The Tenth Anniversary Of The XPRIZE Revolution. Why go to all the trouble of putting this special program together? Simply put, we have a chance with this summer's 10th Anniversary Celebration of the winning of the XPRIZE to do something amazing... and in a place that created the original sparks of innovation that made the XPRIZE possible... Oshkosh!

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