At the end of a flawless six-month mission Europe's first
Automated Transfer Vehicle "Jules Verne" undocked from the
International Space Station Monday at 23:29 hours CEST. The ATV has
now embarked on the last leg of its journey in space, which will
end with a controlled destructive re-entry into the Earth's
atmosphere on September 29.
59-Minute Trip To Orbit Followed By Successful Deployment
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of Boeing
Launch Systems, successfully launched the GeoEye-1 satellite at
11:51 am PDT on Saturday. Blasting off from Space Launch Complex 2
at Vandenberg AFB, it marked the second ULA Delta II mission from
Vandenberg in 2008.
Electronics Package To Prevent Ice Build-up On New Korean
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. has awarded Curtiss-Wright
Corporation a contract to provide an electronics package that will
provide protection against ice build-up on the engine air inlets,
windshield and main and tail rotor blades on a new utility
helicopter. The contract has a potential value in excess of $18
million over a 12-year period.
Griffin Expresses Significant Doubts in Current NASA
Leaked to the Orlando Sentinel, an email written by NASA
Administrator Mike Griffin is raising serious eyebrows... all over
the world. Read the following missives (and Griffin's public
addendum) to see why...
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will accept
scholarship applications from Sept. 5, 2008, through Jan. 16, 2009,
for the academic year beginning in fall 2009. NASA expects to award
20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in
aeronautics or related fields.