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Tue, May 26, 2015

NASA Names Winners Of Student Launch Challenge

Vanderbilt University Takes Top Honors For Third Year In A Row

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.26.15: S-97 1st Flight, SpaceShipTwo Progress, CO NIMBYs Lose In Court

Also: Sprite UAV, Aero-Calendar, USAF Theater, Aussie F-35, ISS Hacked?, DuPage Airport, ND UAVs

Innovation in vertical lift flight took place as Sikorsky Aircraft announced the successful first flight of their S-97 RAIDER helicopter. This unique machine features a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. During the first test flight, which lasted approximately an hour, it performed a series of maneuvers designed to test the aircraft's hover and low-speed capability. Virgin Galactic reported last week that the second SpaceShipTwo had been lowered onto its landing gear in a hangar in California. The spacecraft intended to carry paying passengers on sub-orbital flights was already in development when a tragic accident resulted in the destruction of the first SpaceShipTwo on October 31 last year during a powered test flight. In a report issued on Airborne Unlim

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NASA Seeks Additional Information For Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft

RFI Issued Seeking Ideas From American Companies For Spacecraft Design

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit.

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Mon, May 25, 2015

Deadline For $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE Extended To End Of 2017

Progress Continues To Be Made To Return Humanity To The Moon

XPRIZE and Google have officially confirmed a further extension of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. XPRIZE notes that they continue to see substantial progress from their teams, and after months of discussion, they have decided to provide additional time for teams to plan and make arrangements for a future launch. Securing an available window with a launch provider is a calculated logistical process that can be many months in the making, in some cases more than a year, so an extended schedule will benefit the teams a great deal as they move towards taking the next step in the competition.

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