Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has announced the certification of the SpaceX, Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions. This milestone is the culmination of a two-year effort on the part of the Air Force and SpaceX to execute the certification process and re-introduce competition into the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. As NASA continues experimenting and testing for flights to Mars, they are also looking at the technology required to travel at supersonic speeds in the Martian atmosphere. The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, called the LDSD, now will launch no earlier than June 2nd, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. BASE jumping activists seek the unique thrill of skydiving from a fixed object but, as the law now reads, they are not allowed to BASE jump in national parks. A petition website has been launched to rectify what they claim is the unfair application of an existing law. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 05.29.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Friday, May 29th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
SpaceX Gets Green Light For USAF Launch Business
NASA Sets New Window For Supersonic Vehicle Test
Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision
BASE Jumpers Want Jumping Rights In National Parks
Barnstorming: In Light Of Some Recent Conversations, Let’s Again Define What ANN Is And Why We Do This...
NTSB Safety Alert Urges Pilots To ‘See And Be Seen’ In The Air
Eastern Air Lines, HavanaAir Charters To Provide Daily Air Service To Cuba
Rafters Discover Airplane Wreckage In The Grand Canyon
NASA, NRC Of Canada Renew Agreement To Reduce Aviation Icing Risks
Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2015 Stringers!!!
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