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Airborne 02.09.18: Falcon Heavy!!!, FAA UAS Symposium, Record Russian Spacewalk

Also: UPS Buys 747-8s, S Korean Mil-Jet Accident, Air Ambulance Decision, Airline Bucks For NASM

Wow... just wow... so many sights to be impressed by... All compressed into a few minutes..

Such was the launch of the first Falcon Heavy! SpaceX reached a significant milestone Tuesday with the successful launch of Falcon Heavy carrying Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster as its "mass simulator". The Falcon Heavy lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 1545 EDT, 15 minutes before the close of its launch window, boosting the roadster into an Earth-Mars orbit around the sun. The rocket performed flawlessly in its initial flight. The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 6-8, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. The Symposium will bring together representatives from the FAA, other government agencies, industry and academia to discuss the latest issues related to the burgeoning use of unmanned aircraft and their integration into the National Airspace System. There will be panels, breakout sessions, and workshops during the three-day event. Expedition 54 Commander Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos have completed a spacewalk lasting 8 hours and 13 minutes. It is the longest Russian spacewalk, breaking the previous record of 8 hours and 7 minutes that Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy set Dec. 27, 2013, on a spacewalk during Expedition 38. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 02.09.18 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, February 9th, 2018... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • Falcon Heavy Flies!
  • The FAA UAS Symposium Is Flying Your Way
  • Cosmonauts Conduct Record-Breaking Russian Spacewalk
  • UPS Commits To Purchase 14 Additional 747-8F Freighters
  • South Korean Military Jet Skids Off Runway At Singapore Air Show 
  • TX Appellate Court Reverses Lower Court On Air Ambulance Reimbursement 
  • Major Airlines Contribute $28 Million To The National Air And Space Museum   

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