Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy Delivers Teaching Techniques Designed To Inspire Students' Interest In STEM
Teachers of mathematics and science around the world are invited to apply for the 2015 Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy (HESA) program, a simulated astronaut training and professional development program of Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Blue Origin announced yesterday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, that’s about 62 miles, before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in part,
L-39C Simulates Landing Profile For XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, and Starbase Operations LLC have successfully completed a series of flight tests that will help advance commercial spaceflight training.
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When it comes to innovative aircraft designs, our friend Burt Rutan is the guy to watch, and last week his latest creation, called the SkiGull, made its first flight in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s some of what Burt had to say about the first flight on his Facebook page: “Yesterday our test team preflight briefed the first flight, took off from runway 06 at KCOE, flew for 1.8 hours and landed back on 06. The aggressive test card included all the basic stability and control flight tests with the cruise configuration and with flap down and skis extended. All maneuvers on the card were performed on this first flight. Speeds for first flight were limited to less than 80 knots and altitude to less than 8,000 feet.” The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, which is a living and flying museum dedicated to Worl
Flag Carrier Of The Bahamas Becomes Newest ATR Operator
Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 today. The airline and ATR inked a deal for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the last Paris Air Show. With the arrival of this new aircraft, Bahamasair becomes a new operator of ATR.
Aircraft Specially Equipped For Operations In Extreme Polar Conditions
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), recently hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defense Ministry’s Arctic groupings.
The Airbus Foundation has donated a mobile rescue station to the German Red Cross for the medical treatment of refugees housed in Feldkirchen, near Straubing in the south of Bavaria. The rescue station is run by the German Red Cross (GRC) and can offer medical services for a community of up to 5,000 people. It employs two doctors, six nurses and two paramedics.
The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their Frasca built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the anticipated target group and features an exact replica of the aircraft cockpit.