Bit and Pieces of The Future May Be Coming (Soon?) To A Cockpit
The pleasant little town of Danville, VA, is hosting an amazing
if somewhat bewildering confab of NASA-inspired technology this
week in a locale not normally known for seeing the best and
brightest in aerospace technology.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is buying Titan Corporation
for almost $2 billion in a cash deal designed to make the company
more competitive for government business. Assuming Titan's debt
will raise the value of the transaction to $2.65 billion.
Discovery was disconnected from its external tank and Solid
Rocket Boosters Thursday and lowered by crane onto the Orbiter
Transporter System in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The orbiter is
scheduled to move and be attached to its new tank (ET-121) on June
The International Space Station has gained the use of a new tool
this week as remote control tests for the station's robotic arm
were completed Friday. The robotics officer operated the
60-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm from ground control while the
station crew monitored the experiment.
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. 'Hognose'
Move over, John Travolta. There's a new pilot in the ranks of
actors: James Franco, best known to fans from the Spiderman series
of films (where he plays Peter Parker's friend-turned-enemy Harry
Osborne), decided that he wanted to understand what a pilot felt
like before trying to play one in an upcoming movie: "Flyboys,"
which tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille.
AD NUMBER: 2005-03-14
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-03-14
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