Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build and test the spacecraft Virgin hopes will eventually carry paying passengers on sub-orbital spaceflights. But when the newest version of SpaceShipTwo is complete, Virgin Galactic says it will be doing the flight testing on its own. XPRIZE has announced that five Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been awarded a combined $5.25 million in recognition of key technological advancements toward their quest to land a private spacecraft on the surface of the moon. For over 50 years the Commemorative Air Force has grown through the efforts of tens of thousands of members. A few of those members have made monumental contributions towards the success and worldwide impact that the CAF enjoys to this day. The CAF Hall of Fame was established to honor those members. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.30.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Friday, January 30th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Virgin Galactic Will Test New SpaceShipTwo On Its Own
Private Moon Race Heats Up
New Inductees Chosen For CAF Hall Of Fame
AeroSports Update: Discovery XL-2 Production Is Underway
Barnstorming: Technology is One Thing... But Building Better Aero-Communities May be Just As Important
UAV Maker DJI Will Disable All Flights Near White House
EASA Grants STC For 5-blade Propeller On Beech A36 RR250
Elon Musk Headlines Space Station Research And Development Conference
Helicopter Could Be 'Scout' For Mars Rovers
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