Garriott Becomes First US Citizen To Follow Parent Into
Accompanied by the popping of champagne corks, cheers -- and
tears -- hundreds of eager spectators watched as three new
spacefarers blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome early Sunday
morning, riding inside their Soyuz TMA-13 capsule towards a Tuesday
rendezvous with the International Space Station.
Airlines Likely To Realize Significant Reduction In Fuel
Replacing the current ground radar-based air traffic control
system with the proposed satellite-based NextGen network has the
potential to save the airlines billions of dollars annually in fuel
costs, according to a recent Associated Press study.
Rising Fuel Costs And Slipping Load Factor Taking A Toll
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Thursday, Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. announced it
would take $91 million in special charges in the third quarter of
2008, due in part to capacity cuts and severance costs.
A system in which a water and alcohol mixture is injected into
the induction system of a reciprocating engine when it is
developing full power. When the water injection system (or
anti-detonation system, as it is also known) is used, the fuel -air
mixture is leaned, allowing the engine to develop its maximum power
while still providing adequate cooling to the engine.
"The new enthusiasm from the public is already leading
to a rebirth of the space industry, with a new generation of 'space
cadets' -- those students enrolling in the burgeoning university
programs for astronautical -- rather than aeronautical
--engineering programs, spearheading a 'next-generation' of space
industry careers and experts. I am happy and proud to be part of
this new wave of economic activity and a new start on the human
exploration and development of the Infinite Frontier! This is truly
Source: SpaceDev Founder and Board Member James
Benson, who died peacefully in his home Friday at the age of