NASA'S Tropical Cloud Systems And Processes Mission In Costa
NASA's ER-2 achieved a first July 17 when it flew a series
of data-gathering missions above turbulent Hurricane Emily -- the
most powerful storm the weather plane and its pilot, NASA pilot
David Wright, have ever tackled.
Aero-Views by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
Three dozen years ago a spindly spacecraft, built by the best
and the brightest of the world's engineers and supported by a who's
who of defense contractors, touched down on the surface of the Moon
after a four-day flight from Florida in the United States. Two men
were on board, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. A third, Michael
Collins, orbited the moon in another small capsule to wait for them
ESA Transfers Ownership Of European-Built ISS Observation
Module To NASA
Ownership of the European-built cupola observation module for
the International Space Station (ISS) was officially transferred to
NASA earlier this month. The transfer of ownership, which took
place at the Kennedy Space Center July 7th, marks the conclusion of
ESA’s obligations for the Cupola’s development as part
of a bilateral barter agreement between ESA and NASA.
NASA continues to target next Tuesday as the earliest possible
date to launch the Space Shuttle Discovery on the Return to Flight
mission (STS-114). The determination was made during Monday's
meeting of the Mission Management Team (MMT) at Kennedy.
NASA has authorized two eight-month contracts, each worth
approximately $28 million, one to Lockheed Martin Corp. and the
other to the team of Northrop Grumman Corp. and The Boeing Co. to
support a July 2006 review of the engineering systems for the
agency's new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV).