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Nose Gear Of The 737 Appears To Have Touched Down Before Main Gear
The NTSB has released factual information from the July 22 accident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The board says the airplane’s front landing gear collapsed on landing.
Largest Rocket To Launch From Colorado Featured At Unique, Hands-On STEM Event
STEM education is a hot topic among technology companies and state and national leaders. It is a national priority to compete globally by advancing students' math and science learning and inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. At one of the nation's most unique "hands on" STEM events, more than 100 students of all ages will launch their rockets and payloads high above the plains of Pueblo, CO, during the sixth annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 27.
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Monitors Entire Northern Half Of Afghanistan
At the beginning of July, the Heron 1 UAS logged its 15,000th operational flight hour. The three systems, which are operated by Cassidian subsidiary Airborne Solutions on behalf of the Luftwaffe, are stationed in Mazar-e-Sharif in north Afghanistan where they are serviced by an experienced team of engineers, pilots and UAS specialists.
"Today's action is a strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment, and results from an ongoing workforce assessment designed to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance." Source: Statement posted on the Spirit Aerosystems website announcing the termination of 360 workers.
Air Force One is the designation of any airplane that serves the President of the United States government. The same planes are used by the vice-president but are called Air Force Two when he is aboard. The presidential fleet consists of two customized Boeing 747-200B aircraft (military designation VC-25A) called SAM 28000 and 29000.