One Organization Calls The Bill "Too Prescriptive"
Following passage by the U.S. House of Representatives this week
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization
Act of 2010, the Planetary Society offered a qualified endorsement
of the bill, while The Commecial Spaceflight Federation was
effusive in its support.
With the announcement of about a six month delay in the first
deliveries of Boeing's new 747-8 freighter, some engineering
analysts are saying that the planemaker is suffering from cultural
issues stemming from budgetary constraints.
Continental Airlines announced Thursday that it has reached a
tentative agreement on a new labor contract with the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) representing
Continental flight attendants. The IAM is expected to hold a
ratification vote in the coming weeks.
Multi-Billion Dollar Deal With Boeing For 66 Super Hornets, 58
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5.297 billion multi-year
procurement contract to Boeing for 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and
EA-18G Growler aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing
will deliver 66 Super Hornets and 58 Growlers to the Navy from 2012
Rodents Injected With Acetaminophen May Help Control Invasive
Naval Station Guam is being used as an experimental area for an
effort to control brown tree snakes on the island. The snakes are
in invasive species in Guam, and they endanger some of the island's
"This is a true merger of equals, bringing together two
strong companies and positioning us to succeed in a dynamic and
highly competitive global aviation industry."
Source: Glenn Tilton, who will serve as
non-executive chairman of the board of the merged United and
Want to learn more about the people who have been fortunate
enough to fly in space? NASA has a listing of US. and International
Astronauts, Payload Specialists, and Cosmonauts available on its