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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

NASA Featured Prominently At USA Science And Engineering Festival

Event To Be Held April 25-27

A host of NASA scientists, engineers and managers will participate at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

XCOR Aerospace, Actor John Corbett Auction Flight For Charity

Flight Raises Nearly $250,000 For Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Actor John Corbett ... better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding ... was shooting for the stars last Saturday to help knock out Parkinson's disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Research Center.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

NASA Sending Over $450 Million To Russia For ISS Transport

Payment Comes Despite 'Sanctions' Against The Country For Its Actions In Crimea

Despite announced sanctions against Russia for their annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Government still needs a way to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station ... and Russia has the planet's only taxi medallion.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Airborne 04.23.14: Dream Chaser Returns, FAA Starts UAS Tests, Air Racers 3D

Also: Teen Survives Wheel Well Flight, Oshkosh Seaplanes, Weird 'FlightSuit Lawsuit', WI Supports Rec A/C Ops

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Curry is reported to have said that they will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year. The North Dakota Department of Commerce team has been authorized to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The authorization is effective for two years, and the team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5. If there was ever a time to see a movie in the modern 3D format, this has got to be it. A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

B612 Foundation Releases Video At Museum Of Flight Earth Day Event

Shows Evidence Of 26 Atomic-Bomb-Scale Asteroid Impacts Since 2000

At a news conference on Tuesday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. The astronauts were guests of the Seattle Museum for a special series of public events on Earth Day 2014.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

Acting Manager Kathy Lueders Given Leadership Role

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil aboard spacecraft built by American companies by 2017.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp. Plans Dream Chaser Flights Later This Year

Dream Chaser, Boeing, And SpaceX Face NASA Evaluation In August

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Currie is reported to have said that the company will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year.

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