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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Boeing, USAF Complete GPS IIF Constellation

Final Satellite Launched Friday On ULA Booster

The USAF and Boeing have completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite.

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

SpaceX Eyes Aggressive Launch Schedule For 2016

Hopes To Ramp Up To One Every Two Or Three Weeks

SpaceX hopes to achieve an ambitious launch schedule this year, with a launch every two or three weeks later this year.

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Gone West: Apollo-Era Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

One Of Only 12 Men To Have Walked On The Moon

Another of the small group of astronauts to have walked on the moon has Gone West. Apollo 14 Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell passed away Thursday at a local hospice facility in Palm Beach, FL. He was 85 years old.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Aero-TV: Aviator Sean O’Donnell – A Love For Flight Has No Limits

What's Holding YOU Back From Your Dream Of Flight?

While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, shares a conversation with us that he had with Sean O'Donnell, a pilot and representative for Able Flight. In this video, we see an interesting airplane called the Sky Arrow, and we also hear the fantastic and poignant story of an organization called, Able Flight.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Airborne 02.08.16: Gone West-Jeff Pino, UAL Flt Training, Skydive Myrtle Beach Update

Also: FAA Reauthorization Fight, Westjet 737, FAA Unions, Tuskegee Airmen Mustang, Orion Crew Module, NATA, Commercial/CFI Syllabus 

ANN is aggrieved to report that former Sikorsky President Jeff Pino and his friend, Nicholas Tramontano, were reported killed last Friday in the crash of Pino's P-51 Mustang, named 'Big Beautiful Doll.'  The airplane went down near Maricopa, Arizona. A massive presence in the military, civilian and business aviation community, the retired Sikorsky Boss was a good friend to ANN, a valued member of the 'Let Bob Fly,' inner circle and certainly one of the best amongst us. Pilots flying for United Continental Holdings will get some specialized training designed to boost safety and improve communications. And while the airline says the program is "forward-looking", it does follow a strongly-worded letter sent to pilots last year concerning "major safety events and near misses." As previously reported, a skydive company

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Galileo Signals Covering More Of The Sky

Two Satellites Launched Together In September Begin Communications

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have started broadcasting working navigation messages. These two satellites were launched together on September 11 last year.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Astronauts Brian Duffy, Scott Parazynski To Be Honored

Named As New Inductees For The United States Astronaut Hall Of Fame

In recognition of  their extraordinary accomplishments in furthering NASA's mission of exploration and discovery, veteran astronauts Brian Duffy (pictured, top) and Scott Parazynski (pictured, bottom) have been selected for induction into the elite United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. The announcement was made today at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex by Dan Brandenstein, Hall of Fame astronaut and board chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which oversees the induction selection process.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

New Bedrest Adventure Adds Artificial Gravity

Study Being Planned By ESA And NASA

The human body is made for living on Earth – take away the constant pull of gravity and muscles and bones begin to waste away. Living in space is hard on astronauts and ways must be found to keep them fit and safe.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The Frigid Flying Saucer

ALMA And IRAM Telescopes Provide First Direct Temperature Readings Of Planet-Forming Disc

Astronomers have used the ALMA and IRAM telescopes to make the first direct measurement of the temperature of the large dust grains in the outer parts of a planet-forming disc around a young star. By applying a novel technique to observations of an object nicknamed the Flying Saucer they find that the grains are much colder than expected: −266 degrees Celsius. This surprising result suggests that models of these discs may need to be revised.

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Mon, Feb 08, 2016

LEAP Helping Students Aim For The Stars

Spearheads Career Trip For Scholarship Recipient

Through its ongoing efforts to promote youth education and to be actively engaged in the mentorship of young minority men, LEAP, LLC, spearheaded its first personalized career field trip to the NASA Headquarters this past week in Washington, D.C. A previous recipient of a LEAP Foundation DC Scholarship and a member of the organization’s Student Ambassador Program, Kevin Thomas Akers was presented with the opportunity to visit the NASA Headquarters after expressing his interest in space to the Small Business Administration’s Washington Director, Mr. Antonio Doss.

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