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September 05, 2009

XCOR Reaches Significant Milestones On Lynx Engine Program

Engine Stop, Restart And Cooling Systems Completed, Tested

XCOR Aerospace announced Thursday that it has reached several significant milestones in the 5K18 rocket engine test program. This is the engine that powers XCOR’s Lynx suborbital spacecraft. 

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Chicago C421 Accident Wrongful Death Suit Settled For $15 Million

Restaurateur Killed When Plane Went Down In 2006

A judge in Cook County, IL has agreed to a $15 million settlement in the case of Restaurateur Michael Waugh, who had been general manager of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab Restaurant in Chicago.

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500th Gulfstream EVS Placed In Service

Milestone Unit Is The 36th Second Generation EVSII Installed

Gulfstream Aerospace recently marked the entry-into-service of its 500th revolutionary Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The milestone comes eight years after the company began offering the industry-leading flight deck technology to operators of large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft.

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Civilian Surgeon Flies With Air Force Medevac Team

Trauma Surgeon Gets First Hand Look At Military Procedures

Air Force medical evacuation airmen had the benefit of flying with a leading U.S. trauma surgeon during a recent mission to Iraq as part of a program to link military and civilian medical professionals.

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Astronaut Charity Auction Is A 'Go' For Launch

Space Artifacts Auctioned Online For Scholarships

Legendary astronauts like John Glenn, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin and 30 more are offering their space artifacts and signature for an online, charity auction which opens Friday, September 4. The auction, which benefits the nonprofit Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, features 30 lots of extraordinary space artifacts.

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C-130 Missions Drop Supplies To Afghan Villagers

Safe, Reliable Delivery For Needed Supplies In Difficult Terrain

Villagers in a remote area of northern Afghanistan recently were the latest recipients of an Air Force high-altitude airdrop mission that drops tons of supplies to those in need.

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RC Plane Entertains Dodgers, D'Backs Crowd

Puts On A Mini-Air Show In The 6th Inning

Baseball fans attending the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game at Chavez Ravine Tuesday night were treated to what veteran radio announcer Vin Scully called a "Mini Air Show" in the 6th inning of the game.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.05.09)

"In the back of an airplane, the [aeromedical evacuation] crews work with flashlights strapped to their bodies and have to maneuver in and out of cramped spaces to care for multiple trauma patients at a time. Source: Thomas Scalea, physician in chief at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.09): Clear Air Turbulence

Turbulence encountered in air where no clouds are present. This term is commonly applied to high-level turbulence associated with wind shear. CAT is often encountered in the vicinity of the jet stream.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.09)

Aero-Linx: Astronaut Scholorship Program We have a story today about the Astronaut Scholarship Program holding an online auction featuring lots of space-related items. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 by the six surviving members of America's original Mercury astronauts.

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