The NTSB has released its probable cause report in an accident
involving an 86-year-old pilot offering airplane rides at a Lion's
Club "Fly-In Breakfast." Six people, including the pilot, were
fatally injured in the accident.
Life Of The Orbiting Observatory Extended Offering Unsurpassed
The Space Foundation Tuesday night recognized the team that put
together and executed the final manned repair visit to the Hubble
Space Telescope in May of 2009, at its 26th annual National Space
Symposium in Colorado Springs.
DOD "Must Change" How It Incorporates Space Technology
Space provides critical capabilities for the Defense Department
and the organization must change its space strategy as the
situations and conditions change, Deputy Defense Secretary William
J. Lynn III said at the National Space Symposium in Colorado
Expands Education Programs To Get Young People Flying
EAA signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday with the
National Flight Academy of Pensacola, FL, establishing a
relationship to support aviation education programs that engage and
motivate young people.
SERDES Communications Circuitry Is Radiation-Hardened For
The space industry’s first radiation hardened electronic
component for communication systems, which improves the speed of
serial data communication fifty-fold over existing space
electronics, has been selected to upgrade communication systems on
the International Space Station.
Hartzell has received FAA approval for a Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) that covers new 3-bladed propellers installed on
Cessna's pressurized P210N (1978-84) and turbocharged T210F-N
In addition to beginning work in March on the final lot of
aircraft in the OH-58D Safety Enhancement Program (SEP), Bell
Helicopter is also supporting the Army's Kiowa Warrior program with
crash damage repairs and a C-to-D cabin conversion build line.
Io Plasma Torus
A bagel-shaped region of trapped sulfur ions around Jupiter that
originates from the surface of Io, one of Jupiter’s moons.
Gravitational tidal forces between Jupiter, other Galilean moons,
and Io cause tidal friction in Io’s interior, producing
geysers that spew sulfur at tremendous speeds. Some of the sulfur
ions leave Io’s surface and become trapped around
Aero-Linx: NASA Apollo
Forty years ago, this past week, Apollo 13 was supposed to land
in the Fra Mauro area. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to
circle the moon without landing. The Fra Mauro site was reassigned
to Apollo 14.
"The Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission was
extraordinary on so many levels... The foresight to attempt
repairs rather than scrap the investment in the original telescope,
the complexity and difficulty of the in-space maneuvers, the
stunning visual images of the spacewalks transmitted from space,
and an outcome that extended the life of this marvelous portal into
the universe - all add up to an unmatched technological
Source: Space Foundation Chief Executive
Officer Elliot Pulham, following the Space
Foundation's recognition of the team that put together
and executed the final manned repair visit to the Hubble Space