ANN's Latest Generation Is Getting Some Adjustments Before
ANN Weekend Update 05.07.11, 1021ET: This was a
VERY interesting day. We have rolled the site back to the current
version in order to look at some server parameters that didn't meet
our specs and are about to have some words with the folks who
configured the Primary server. Things were just too slow to suit
us... even without the necessary tweaking that would have gone on
this weekend to make things as efficient as possible.
NASA managers have retargeted space shuttle Endeavour's launch
to no earlier than Monday, May 16. After a meeting on Friday, they
also extended the length of Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the
International Space Station from 14 to 16 days.
Editorial Printed In "Politico" Makes Case For Multi-Year
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator
Randy Babbitt targeted their argument for long-term funding for the
FAA to a politically-savvy audience this week with an editorial
published in 'The Politico', and then forwarded to ANN by the
Some Things You May Not Know About The History Made 50 Years
Special To ANN By Wes Oleszewski
On May 5th, 1961 the United States launched its first astronaut.
Flying aboard his Mercury capsule, Christened "Freedom 7," Alan
Shepard made a sub-orbital hop down the Atlantic Missile Range.
Commercial Biometric Screening Service Gaining Momentum
The nation's first biometric security screening service for
airline crewmembers was accessed more than 41,000 times between
January and March of this year, allowing Transportation Security
Officers (TSOs) to identify commercial airline pilots and send them
directly to their flights.
"To accomplish our goals, the Federal Aviation
Administration needs a multiyear reauthorization bill."
Source: Excerpt from an editorial by Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
The ICAS Foundation offers a number of Scholarships to assist
pilots, performers and flight instructors of the future to complete
the necessary training to reach their goals. There are seven