Booster Flown On Suborbital Test Lands Safely In The Texas Desert
Blue Origin announced Tuesday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday.
To Be On Permanent Display At Museum Of Flight In Seattle
On the anniversary of the Apollo 12 Moon landing on Nov. 19, 1969, The Museum of Flight made the first public showing of the restored remains of the F-1 rocket engines used to launch NASA's historic Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 missions to the Moon. The historic engines were recovered from the sea by Seattle-based Bezos Expeditions in 2013 and have been under conservation at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. At the request of the Bezos Expeditions team, NASA has now given the artifacts to the Museum for permanent display in Seattle.
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The FAA has posted the recommendations of its UAS Registration Task Force on its website and says these recommendations will be added to the more than 4,500 public comments received to date by the agency and other data for crafting the final rule. No timeline has been set for issuing a final rule on UAV registration, which was originally supposed to be published in September of this year. Pilots are about to have one fewer choice when it comes to buying a new headset. Audio company Sennheiser says it plans to withdraw from the aircraft headset business as of March 2016. The company will fulfill all its obligations for servicing and spare parts throughout the full guarantee period for its headsets. Headsets for the air traffic control (ATC) sector are not affected by this decision, but will continue to be marketed with the current ATC team
Huerta Chats About The Growing UAS Issue and Explains A Bit of the Administration's Developing Strategy
At the Redbird Migration 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was featured as a keynote speaker. Among the many topics he touched on during his presentation was the progress being made by the FAA to integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace system.
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NASA took a significant step last week with its first mission order from SpaceX to launch astronauts from a U.S. launch base to the International Space Station. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts. The Boeing Company of received its first crew mission order in May. Bad Elf has launched a kickstarter campaign seeking backing for an ADS-B receiver that would make free weather and traffic information available on iOS devices. In 2010, Bad Elf brought aviation-grade GPS to the iPad. Now they are announcing what they call the first affordable ADS-B weather and traffic receiver with universal app compatibility. They are also planning to offer a model that includes AHARS capabilities. Tecnam announced that at a joint production develo