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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Dream Chaser Passes Major NASA CCiCap Milestone

Space System Design 'Substantially Advanced' By The Accomplishment

The Dream Chaser space system has successfully passed Milestone 9, the Risk Reduction and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Advancement Testing milestone, for several critical systems under NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. Milestone 9 culminated in a major comprehensive review of various hardware systems.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The History Of 'Live TV From The Moon'

The Inside Story On Getting Live TV From Space In 1969 And Beyond

Four and one half decades ago, July 20th, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface. About five hours after the landing the world watched in fascination as Neil Armstrong first stepped upon the Moon. Those of us who were lucky enough to be around on that historic day watched ghostly black and white TV images from the Moon. Later we pondered exactly how that was done.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

NASA Begins Engine Test Project For Space Launch System Rocket

RS-25 Engine Installed On Test Stand At Stennis Space Center

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Airborne 07.23.14: Garmin's 7 Inch Touch, Equusearch v FAA, Andreini Family Sues

Also: GA Investment, Bud and Ross Granley, C-9 Farewell, Jepp FlightDeck, How To Find ANN At Oshkosh

Garmin’s “Team X” is dedicated to experimental aircraft avionics and they have just announced a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The 7-inch G3X Touch display features an infrared touchscreen and the size is perfect if height and width constraints are in play. Additionally, owners wanting multiple displays have the option of installing up to three displays, using any combination of 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had been using a drone to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain until the FAA had notified them by e-mail to stop using the drone under the threat of fines levied by the FAA. In May of this year thi

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Russian Progress Craft Undocked From ISS

Next Russian Freighter Expected To Arrive At Station Wednesday

A Russian space freighter departed the International Space Station Monday, clearing the way for the next express delivery of cargo on Wednesday.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Gone West: NASA Astronaut Hank Hartsfield

Commanded First Flight Of Space Shuttle Discovery

Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

U.S. Team Captures Silver In 2014 International Rocketry Challenge

Team from Canton, GA Wins Second Place In Student Rocketry Challenge Final At Farnborough

Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, GA took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Study On Common Upper Stage Service For NASA

Goal Is To Provide More Affordable Launch Services For Medium And Heavy Lift Missions

A recently-completed study conducted by Rocketdyne and Ball Aerospace focused on the development of a common upper stage service for NASA, designed to enhance the performance of the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II medium and heavy launch vehicles for planetary and heliophysics missions, and pave the way for additional missions by providing more affordable launch services.

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Fri, May 02, 2014

Friends of ANN--Introducing The 'Beyond The Blue' XPRIZE Premier Edition

ANN's Exciting 'Premier Edition' Program Will Help Support XPRIZE Outreach At Oshkosh and Beyond!!!

Finally! We're ready to open the doors and welcome you along as we build a whole New ANN (and a lot more) with the first of a number of products and programs that will enable and empower us toward a better future. ANN is proud to give our readers. listeners, and viewers the chance -- ahead of the massive campaign that will start shortly -- to get their hands on the Collector's Version of the first print run for the Premier Edition of "Beyond The Blue" -- the Ultimate Insider’s Guide To The Tenth Anniversary Of The XPRIZE Revolution. Why go to all the trouble of putting this special program together? Simply put, we have a chance with this summer's 10th Anniversary Celebration of the winning of the XPRIZE to do something amazing... and in a place that created the original sparks of innovation that made the XPRIZE possible... Oshkosh!

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